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Snowmass invites public to participate in “Plan Snowmass Village” event

The Town of Snowmass Village announced Thursday that it’s inviting members of the public to participate in Plan Snowmass Village, a project to update the community’s Comprehensive Plan. A comprehensive plan is a long-range policy document that establishes the vision for how the town wants to continue to grow and evolve over the next 10 to 20 years, providing guidance for how the growth and future development should occur.

The town has hired Town Planning and Urban Design Collaborative, LLC, “a national planning, urban design, coding and outreach firm that specializes in the advancement of walkable, compact, mixed-use, pedestrian friendly environments and memorable places that withstand the test of time.”

The firm also works on projects where there is an interest in informed and directed development and in generating a vision shaped by many hands. They have extensive experience balancing business interests, quality of life for residents, transportation decisions, and all the other forces that work to shape a community.

The Comprehensive Plan is going to shape the future of Snowmass Village and set policy, funding, and regulatory priorities for the next 10 to 20 years, according to the town. Citizens, business owners, and visitors of Snowmass Village who get involved in the process will inform the vision and plan. Through the process, the community will decide what Snowmass Village should look like, what is missing, what needs to improve, and what should be loved and celebrated about the town.

The public will have several opportunities to get engaged and participate in the process, starting with the project’s kick-off event coming up on Tuesday at 5 p.m. at Town Hall, 130 Kearns Rd.

“At this point in the process we want to know what people love about Snowmass Village and what needs improvements. We look forward to getting more familiar with the Town of Snowmass Village and what it has to offer, as well as meeting community stakeholders and hearing their feedback,” said Brian Wright, Principal of Town Planning and Urban Design Collaborative, LLC.

Future events include visioning sessions on Jan. 10, 2017, and a “Planapalooza” from Feb. 23-28.

For more information about this project visit tosv.com/plansnowmass


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