Chart Carbondale Comprehensive Plan Update

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DRAFT PLAN AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW!

Please review the Draft Carbondale Comprehensive Plan Update and take the Draft Plan Survey below!

To allow the community ample time to review the document, the survey will be open from January 24 – February 25. Spanish translations of both the Draft Comprehensive Plan Update and survey will be available at the beginning of February.

Three ways to provide feedback:

  • Read the Draft Update and take the survey here: Draft Plan Survey
  • Head to one of the Reading Room locations around Carbondale to read a hard copy of the draft and take a paper

DRAFT PLAN AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW!

Please review the Draft Carbondale Comprehensive Plan Update and take the Draft Plan Survey below!

To allow the community ample time to review the document, the survey will be open from January 24 – February 25. Spanish translations of both the Draft Comprehensive Plan Update and survey will be available at the beginning of February.

Three ways to provide feedback:

  • Read the Draft Update and take the survey here: Draft Plan Survey
  • Head to one of the Reading Room locations around Carbondale to read a hard copy of the draft and take a paper or online survey. Locations:
    • Town Hall, 511 Colorado Ave.
    • Carbondale Library, 320 Sopris Ave.
    • Third Street Center, 520 S 3rd St.
    • Launch Pad, 76 S 4th St.
    • Roaring Fork High School Library, 2270 CO-133
    • Craft Coffeehouse, 689, Main Street
    • Carbondale Recreation Center, 567 Colorado Ave.
    • River Valley Ranch, Ranch House, 444 River Valley Ranch Rd.
    • Bonfire Coffee, 433 Main St.
  • If you would like to participate in a Planning and Zoning Commission meeting on January 27 at 7:00 pm (Zoom only.) go to, the link is on the second page of the agenda: https://www.carbondalegov.org/government/boards_&_commissions/planning_and_zoning_commission/agendas_minutes_packets.php
  1. Click on the Planning Commission packet for January 27– the meeting link is on the agenda
  2. Email written comments to jbuck@carbondaleco.net by 4:00 pm the day of the meeting
  3. Watch the meeting on YouTube: Search Planning Commission January 27, 2022. View only.

The goal of "Chart Carbondale" is to update the Town’s Comprehensive Plan. This update will re-establish the Town’s goals for the future and provide direction for decisions affecting the use of land, preservation of open space, transportation systems, economic growth, and public facilities and services.

The Comprehensive Plan Update will contain detailed long-range planning recommendations focused on the following topics:

  • Downtown Character
    • Zoning/land use, infill opportunities, placemaking/public art, existing business mix, public spaces, wayfinding
  • Opportunity Area (formerly Downtown North)
    • Zoning/land use, opportunities for mixed-use development
  • Climate Action Plan
    • Community resiliency, water supply, natural resources, stewardship
  • Aging in Community
    • Housing services for seniors, mobility for all ages
  • Multi-modal Mobility
    • Bicycle/pedestrian infrastructure, transit, traffic, trails, connectivity
  • Residential Character
    • Small-town character/feel, design guidelines, land use compatibility, architectural massing + scale, housing types

How was the Plan Approved?

The Comprehensive Plan Update was developed through formal research, data collection, and the collection of community input through online surveys, community-wide events, and stakeholder meetings. The Planning and Zoning Commission serves as the Project Steering Committee, and the Carbondale Board of Trustees will review and adopt the final plan.

Public involvement is critical in the Comprehensive Plan Update process. Public participation helps ensure that the final plan reflects the community’s vision, goals, and priorities for the future. The Comp Plan team will provide numerous opportunities for public engagement throughout the project and announce them on this website through social media and press releases.

Why do we Plan?

The purpose of planning is to ensure that Carbondale's high quality of life will continue. Through the planning process, residents, business owners, and community organizations help shape the Town's land use and open space pattern. A well-planned community provides compatible land uses and transportation networks, infrastructure, and economic vitality. A well-planned community protects its environmental and cultural resources. Planning helps to ensure that the Carbondale community continues to be attractive, safe, and prosperous.

What is a Comprehensive Plan, and where can see the Town's current plan?

Comprehensive Plans are required by state law to be used as a guide to decision-making about the natural and built environment. The Comprehensive Plan includes general town-wide policy on land use, transportation, housing, natural resources, economic development, and public facilities, including public parks, recreation, and trails. The Plan recommends how land should be used, but not when development will occur. This effort is an update to the existing 2013 Comprehensive Plan, not a complete re-write. Some goals and strategies from the 2013 Plan still apply, while others simply need to be updated. Click here to see the Town's 2013 Comp Plan >>

  • A lot has gone into the creation of the Draft Comprehensive Plan Update including thousands of comments from the public and stakeholders and an in-depth analysis of current conditions in Carbondale. The Town continues to gather input as part of the Plan Update process. Please take the time to read the Draft Comprehensive Plan Update in English or Spanish (coming soon) before taking this survey. Feedback on the draft is critical to ensure this Plan reflects the values and vision of the Carbondale community. It is not mandatory that you answer every question, and we welcome your input even if it's only on a few sections of the Draft. The results of this survey will be shared with the Project Steering Committee (Planning + Zoning Commission) who will address the comments by considering changes to the Draft. 

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    If you would like to print a survey and return to City Hall, click HERE to download and print. 

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Page last updated: 27 January 2022, 17:28