Help plan Rifle’s next 20 years at Wednesday workshop |

Help plan Rifle’s next 20 years at Wednesday workshop

Anyone interested in discussing the future of Rifle is welcome to come by City Hall at 6 p.m. Wednesday to see how the town’s economic development plan may shape in the future.

The comprehensive plan workshop will be hosted by Rifle Planning Director Nathan Lindquist and will ask questions such as, “How should Rifle grow in the next 20 years or how should the city balance economic development with current infrastructure?”

“The main idea is to look at the next 20 years,” Lindquist explained. “The workshop will be full of big-picture ideas, and we want to get input on neighborhoods and infrastructure and how to build the city over the next two decades.”

Members of the Rifle City Council and Rifle Planning Commission will be on hand to listen to the discussions and steer conversation, as well as get guidance for the future.

“We want to know what’s important to people,” Lindquist added. “We will be asking people to vote on a variety of options.”

For example, during the workshop Lindquist may ask the audience about what they would like to see done about economic development in Rifle. From a list of several potential ideas, those at the workshop will vote on which option they’d most want to see and a discussion will follow.

“We want to hear from people what they value and what kinds of neighborhoods they want to live in,” he concluded.

The workshop will be taking place in the council chambers at City Hall from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday and everybody in the community is invited to attend.

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