Wheat Ridge Begins Effort to Build a New City Plan

Wheat Ridge Mayor Bud Starker
Wheat Ridge Mayor Bud Starker

We are launching a community engagement process to help us set the stage for the city’s updated master plan, or City Plan, as we’re calling it. This plan aims to articulate the community’s vision for the next 20 years, establish shared values and identify priorities for the future. It will also provide direction on issues such as land use, transportation, housing and economic growth. The City Plan will provide the framework for many decisions for years to come and we need your help to create it. 

Broad community input is critical to ensure that the City Plan reflects our community. There will be several opportunities for individuals to share their thoughts throughout 2024 and into 2025. The first opportunity to engage is the City Plan Kickoff event on Tuesday, April 16 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Wheat Ridge Recreation Center (4005 Kipling Street). At this event, participants can learn more about the plan and share their initial thoughts on the city’s future. 

The best way to learn about this event and other ways to get involved is to subscribe to project updates online at whatsupwheatridge.com/city-plan. Subscribers will get an email reminder about public events like the one this April as well as ways to share input online for those unable to attend in-person events. 

I would like to encourage community members who have subscribed for project updates but want to be even more involved to become Neighborhood Champions. This is a group of people who live, work or have general interest in Wheat Ridge and want to help promote City Plan participation. 

Neighborhood Champions may devote however much time they desire and have available. This could include simply placing a city-provided sign in their yard, or actively promoting the City Plan through their networks, participating in online engagement activities, and acting as the lead correspondent for their neighborhood. To become a Neighborhood Champion, visit the project page at whatsupwheatridge.com/city-plan and click on the Neighborhood Champion Sign-up. 

To learn more about the City Plan and get involved, visit whatsupwheatridge.com/city-plan

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