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City of Grand Junction Spotlight

Posted on: January 12, 2021

Long Range Planning

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The City of Grand Junction understands the importance of planning for the future. The Community Development Department initiates and facilitates long range planning efforts for the City. Over the years the city has adopted long range plans for the entire urban area, neighborhood planning areas, street corridors, area plans, subarea plans and overlay districts. Many of these Plans are planned jointly with Mesa County and adopted by both entities. The City's 2010 Comprehensive Plan took 30 months to complete and was adopted jointly by the City and Mesa County in February 2010.

What a Comprehensive Plan Is

Grand Junction's Comprehensive Plan is a blueprint for the City and the foundation of the plan is the community's vision for its future. This vision guides the goals and strategies included in the plan that ultimately directs future growth and development in Grand Junction.

The Plan works to identify goals, strategies and actions that reflect the values and vision for the community as a whole.

The existing 2010 Grand Junction Comprehensive Plan looks into the future to the year 2035 and plans for the doubling of the urban area's population. The vision the Plan set for our community is to "Become the most Livable Community West of the Rockies".

As the City looks ahead, it is important that plans stay current. Plans will be revised, updated and written to address the needs of the future. We welcome you to participate and ask you to join us as we plan for our community.

2020 Comprehensive Plan Update

The City of Grand Junction is conducting a 2020 Comprehensive Plan update to plan for the next 10 to 20 years. The planning process began February 2019 and final draft of the 2020 One Grand Junction Comprehensive Plan is available to the public.  Grand Junction Planning Commission recommended approval of the Plan unanimously 7 to 0 at their December 1st Planning Commission meeting. Grand Junction City Council will consider adoption of the Plan at their regular December 16, 2020 Council meeting.

The One Grand Junction website was launched for this planning process and where you will find a copy of the Plan document and much information from the planning process.

How to Attend the December 16th Virtual City Council Meeting

For more information on how to attend the virtual City Council meeting, please refer to the Public Participation for Virtual Meetings webpage

If You Can't Attend the Virtual City Council December 16th Meeting

No problem, visit the website to review the Draft Plan and share feedback. 

Thanks for participating!


Contact Principal Planner David Thornton by email or by phone at 970-244-1450.

One Grand Junction Comprehensive Plan

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