City of Rawlins Comprehensive Master Plan Update
The planning team is currently finalizing updates to the Draft Comprehensive Plan, coordinating with the Draft Transportation Master Plan, which is now available to download (see link to the right.)
Please check the web page frequently for updates and additional information as it is developed, and feel free to contact us if you have any questions or thoughts.
You can reach Amy Bach, Director of Community Development at
(307) 328-4500 x1015, or Mark Vlasic, Project Manager at (801) 474-3300. You may also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org , or use the contact form in the lower-right corner of this page.
The City of Rawlins Comprehensive Master Plan -
A Vision for the Future
The City of Rawlins Comprehensive Master Plan is the primary public document to help decision-makers evaluate development proposals and lead growth toward a shared vision. The comprehensive plan typically looks at the entire community and future expansion areas, identifying land uses (residential, commercial, manufacturing, parks, etc.) and other elements that make up the community. The general plan vision is established through public participation, which should be dynamic and informative. The plan typically has a life of 5 to 10 years, yet looks 20 or more years forward in order to anticipate long term change.
Updating the City of Rawlins Comprehensive Master Plan represents a rare opportunity for the community to reflect on the past and dream about the future. The planning process identifies what works and what needs to be improved, and the resulting plan will change and morph throughout this process, eventually representing a preferred plan for the future. Once the Comprehensive Master Plan has been finalized and adopted, implementation tools such as the zoning ordinance and site development guidelines will need to be updated to help meet the future community vision contained in the plan.
Updating the City of Rawlins Comprehensive Master Plan
The existing Comprehensive Master Plan, which was originally adopted in 1981 and updated in 1999, no longer reflects the direction that the community is headed, and has become outdated. The updated plan will address the changes that have taken place while outlining a new vision that will ensure the community develops in an efficient and economic manner in the future. The process addresses the impacts of continued energy development head on, while identifying new directions of growth and patterns of change. It will achieve this in part by engaging the citizens of Rawlins in a community visioning process, helping to make the comprehensive plan become the new “Blueprint for the City’s future.” The process will build upon the good work that has already been done, interpret what is heard and discovered, and transform the resulting information into a clear path for the future of the City.The final result will be a new Comprehensive Master Plan that acknowledges the opportunities of future growth, the impacts of energy development, and the need to implement projects according to a holistic vision.
Draft Transportation Master Plan
Draft Plan Document
Click on the links below to download a copy of the Draft Comprehensive Master Plan (including maps). The document is provided as one file, or by chapter for easier download.
Draft Master Plan - Complete File
Cover, Table of Contents, Acknowledgements
Chapter 1 - Introduction & Background
Chapter 2 - Physical Setting & Environment
Chapter 3 - Land Use & Community Design
Chapter 4 - Housing & Neighborhoods
Chapter 5 - Transportation & Circulation
Chapter 6 - Parks, Recreation, Trails, & Open Space
Chapter 7 - Public Services
Chapter 8 - Public Utilities & Infrastructure
Chapter 9 - Economic Development
Thanks so much to everyone who participated in the online survey. We had over 30 people respond and provide their feedback.
Draft Plan Public Open House
Wednesday, December 12th - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
at The Depot, 400 West Front Street
Monday, September 24th - 6:00pm
at the Jeffrey Center, 315 W. Pine Street
Public Workshop Notes
Public Workshop Breakout Session Notes
Public Scoping Meeting
Wednesday June 20th - 6:30 to 8:00pm
at the Jeffrey Center, 315 W. Pine Street
Public Scoping Notes - June 20, 2012
Analysis of June Scoping Sessions
Management Committee Members
A list of Management Committee members will be posted as soon as it is available.
Management Committee Scoping Notes - June 20, 2012
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