Town of Erie
File #: 22-227    Version: 1 Name:
Type: General Business Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 6/7/2022 In control: Town Council
On agenda: 6/21/2022 Final action:
Title: Erie Comprehensive Plan Update
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Subject: Study Session
Erie Comprehensive Plan Update

Department: Planning & Development

Presenter(s): Sarah Nurmela, AICP, Director of Planning & Development
Deborah Bachelder, AICP, Deputy Director & Planning Manager
Andrew Spurgin, AICP, Principal Planner - Long Range

Time Estimate: 15 minutes
only required for non-consent items

Staff Recommendation:
Discuss the process outlined below raise any questions or concerns the Board wants staff to address.


Summary and Background of Subject Matter:
The current Erie Comprehensive Plan was drafted and approved in 2005, with minor updates to the text and land use map in 2015. The Town's significant growth over the past 10 years has changed the face and footprint of the Town from the compact Old Town and rural homesteads to a broader, suburban community of parks, amenities, and expanded commercial uses. With continued potential for growth on the horizon, the Town's vision and policies addressing all aspects of community building and experience should be evaluated and updated. Additionally, new challenges and opportunities are present-from increased housing costs to employment and growth opportunity along I-25 within the Town's Erie Gateway property. Mobility, equity, sustainability, and long-term resilience are all key factors that the update to the Comprehensive Plan should also address.

Staff initial posted and received responses to a Request for Proposals (RFP) for consultant assistance for the Comprehensive Plan process in 2021. Ultimately, the Board of Trustees postponed selection of the consultant team 2022 to coincide with the addition of new leadership and long-range planning staff. Additionally, staff has expanded the scope of the Comprehensive Plan update to include a more robust transportation and mobility component. The latter scope update accommodates a combined effort to run updates of the Comprehensive Plan and Transportation Master Plan (orig...

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