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Comp, land use plans under public review

GLENWOOD SPRINGS – The city’s Comprehensive Plan and Land Use Plan are about to get a comprehensive evaluation. City officials have set three public meetings to gather input on what residents think of the plans, now that they’re a few years old. “With the recent events like Red Feather Ridge, it’s pretty timely,” said city planner Mike Pelletier.He noted that at the first of the year, Community Development Director Andrew McGregor also suggested a review of the comp plan to make sure it still fits.Community Development Department staff, City Council and Planning and Zoning Commission members will attend the meetings to take input on how the Comprehensive Plan and Land Use Plan are working. Modifications could be made to the plans and evaluations will be made on how much has been accomplished. “These meetings will be a good chance for elected officials and staff to hear what the people are thinking,” Pelletier said. “It might look like a response to Red Feather, but really it was planned before that.”The meetings are set for:-From 4-6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 22, at City Hall Council Chambers.-From 4-6 p.m. on Thursday, July 24, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. -From 4-6 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 4, at Sopris Elementary School.The meetings will be open-house style, with poster boards displaying maps, tables and other information to help people evaluate the plans. Participants will be asked to fill out comment cards.The results from the meetings will be on display at the community picnic, a free dinner and information night set for 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 14, at City Hall. Pelletier said the meetings could prompt changes, or they could show that the plans are working well and don’t need much modification. “We could reprioritize some of the things we already have in front of us,” he said. “There could be new stuff, or it could reinforce priorities.”Contact Greg Mass: 945-8515, ext.

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