Routt County Master Plan
Cushing Terrell assisted Routt County in updating their almost 20-year-old master plan. Between 2000 and 2018, Routt County’s population grew by 30%, changing the dynamics of the community. Shifting demographics, strained water resources, growth pressures, rising home prices, regional transportation issues, recreation conflicts, and the continued threats to rural/agricultural character are all pressure points that led county leadership to initiate the development of a new long-range plan.
Among other needed updates, Cushing Terrell crafted an updated future land use framework that used a tiered approach to address the county’s unique municipalities and unincorporated communities. Three distinct tiers of areas suitable for various types of growth were established, and the nature of development was clearly defined for each. This provided the county with a clearer lens through which to look at growth, as well as the flexibility to allow a project that checks all the boxes to come to fruition. The plan’s Implementation Plan provides a roadmap with actionable steps to work toward achieving the vision established by the community through outreach.
Routt County, CO