Northglenn City Hall
11701 Community Center Drive
Northglenn, CO 80233
2010 City of Northglenn Comprehensive Plan
2010 City of Northglenn Comprehensive Plan - Adopted Sept. 2010
• Section 1 - Introduction
• Section 2 - Process
• Section 3 - Background & History
• Section 4 - Demographics
• Section 5 - Housing
• Section 6 - Economic Development
• Section 7 - Transportation & Corridor Plans
• Section 8 - Parks, Recreation & Open Space
• Section 9 - Public, Private & Educational Institutions
• Section 10 - Community Character
• Section 11 - Weld County - Section 36
• Section 12 - Land Use Map Definitions
• Section 13 - Appendix
Residents can review a printed copy of the document at the City Clerk’s Office inside City Hall, 11701 Community Center Drive.
This document represents a 22-month process that included numerous meetings to solicit input from residents.
What is a Comprehensive Plan?
The Comprehensive Plan is the blueprint for future growth, land use, and development of Northglenn and is the basic foundation for local planning. It lays out a community’s vision and priorities, and describes where, how, and in some cases, when, development will occur. The plan guides long-range decision making involving physical development and any city action that is expected to influence development. The purpose of the plan is to provide the guidance necessary for city leaders to make informed and rational decisions to balance their development goals with the need to provide a quality living environment for existing and future residents.
Why do we need a Comprehensive Plan?
• A Comprehensive Plan aids in policy building to ensure orderly growth and to protect the public’s best interest.
• There are many functions of a Comprehensive Plan, including the creation of a collective vision that reflects the intentions and will of the community to decide its future. In addition, the plan assists the city in proactively preparing for the future by guiding development in a fiscally-responsible manner and to coordinate public infrastructure investments to ensure adequate provision of public facilities and services.
• The plan will lay out recommendations regarding a variety of topics that include land use, housing, economic development, parks, recreation, open space and transportation and corridor plans.
• The plan will contain goals, objectives, policies and guidelines for growth and redevelopment.
How long does it take to complete?
The plan is created with community input and professional planning analysis by staff. The planning process started in 2008 and continued throughout 2009.