Picture Fort Lupton will be a blueprint for our future – a new Comprehensive Plan that will guide the City in its decision making for the next 10-20 years.
What is Picture Fort Lupton?
Picture Fort Lupton will be the City’s comprehensive plan, serving as an official guide for land use and development over the next 10-20 years. It will be Fort Lupton’s “road map,” detailing a long-term vision and policy agenda for important issues like land use, housing, parks, infrastructure, transportation, and more. Ultimately, the Plan will answer: “what should Fort Lupton look like in 10-20 years and how do we get there?”
What are the contents of Picture Fort Lupton?
A comprehensive plan outlines the existing conditions of the City, describes future goals and objectives for development, and includes an action plan on how to achieve the City’s desired vision. Picture Fort Lupton will include plans related to:
- Land use and development;
- Transportation and mobility;
- Open space, recreation, and environmental features;
- Community facilities and infrastructure;
- Image and identity;
- Specific subarea plans;
- Design guideline updates; and,
- An implementation strategy.
In addition, the Picture Fort Lupton planning process will be closely tied to the development of a Parks and Trails Master Plan.
Who is involved in Picture Fort Lupton?
Picture Fort Lupton will be community-driven, and its vision and policy recommendations will be grounded in extensive community outreach. A Planning Advisory Committee (PAC) made up of Fort Lupton community leaders and residents will guide the planning process and oversee its development in partnership with the City and a consulting team.
Over the course of the next year, residents and stakeholders will have numerous opportunities to participate both in-person and online. Ultimately, Picture Fort Lupton will be approved by the Planning Commission and City Council.
We already have other plans. What will happen to those?
Existing plans are an important part of the planning process. These Plans will inform the plan, and in some cases will be incorporated into Picture Fort Lupton if the goals and vision are still consistent with the community’s aspirations.
When will Picture Fort Lupton start and when will it be completed?
The initial planning phases began in August 2016, with anticipated project completion in spring of 2018.
How can I get involved in the process?
It is important to get involved in all the Picture Fort Lupton plan activities, from data collection, to community visioning and mapping, to creation of community goals and objectives. The Get Involved page of this website describes all the opportunities available to give your input, including public meetings, online surveys and questionnaires, and an interactive mapping tool. The News & Updates page will list meeting dates and times throughout the process as they are scheduled. Finally, materials from meetings and more information detailing the planning process can be found on the Documents page.