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The Long Range planners are responsible for working with the Planning Commission  to develop the long term, overall plan for the future development of the County.  These staff work closely with community groups to develop consensus on the wants and needs of the community and the direction of future land development.  The County Master Plan includes numerous community plans and is adopted by the Mesa County Planning Commission.  

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To work with the citizens of Mesa County, the Planning Commission, and the Board of County Commissioners to plan for the future development of the County in a manner that protects and enhances the quality of life for its citizens. 

Plans in Progress:

    • The DRAFT Orchard Mesa Neighborhood Plan is now available.  The Orchard Mesa Plan is a joint effort between the City of Grand Junction and Mesa County in developing the long range vision for the Orchard Mesa neighborhood. The Plan will build upon the 2010 Grand Junction Comprehensive Plan, adopted by Grand Junction and Mesa County.  The Comprehensive Plan includes the western portion of Orchard Mesa.  The 1995 Orchard Mesa Neighborhood Plan (revised in 2000) was sunset with the adoption of the Comprehensive Plan, so it is no longer in effect.  A new Orchard Mesa Plan is needed to complement the 2010 Comprehensive Plan for the area.
    • OPEN HOUSE: Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m., Jockey Club, Mesa County Fairgrounds
    • PUBLIC HEARING: Joint Mesa County Planning Commission & Grand Junction Planning Commission Hearing, Thursday, February 20, 2014, 6:00 p.m., Grand Junction City Hall Auditorium, 250 N. 5th Street
    • Thank you to everyone who participated in the Orchard Mesa Plan open houses. Your input is very important to us.  We welcome your comments as we continue the planning process.


  • MACK COMMUNITY PLAN 2012 was adopted by the Mesa County Planning Commission on March 22, 2012.
    • Thank you to everyone who has participated - especially the Country Living  HOA for the use of their clubhouse. 
  • The Garfield Area Interim Development Policy was adopted by the Mesa County Board of Commissioners on May 14, 2012.

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Kaye Simonson
Long Range Senior Planner
Keith Fife
Long Range Planning Director

Long Range Information Email

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