Comprehensive Plan

About the Plan

The 2013 Technical Update to the 2003 Lafayette Comprehensive Plan is a series of documents setting forth goals and policies for the future of Lafayette. The plan is a statement of how the community views itself, what the city envisions for the community’s future, and the actions the city will undertake to implement the vision and goals of the community.

The Comprehensive Plan was adopted in 2003. Lafayette's Comprehensive Plan is a statement of how the community views itself, what the City envisions for the future, and the actions the City will take to implement the City's vision and goals. A technical update to the 2003 Comprehensive Plan was directed by City Council and conducted internally by City staff. The update brought the 2003 Comprehensive Plan current with existing and projected conditions and was not a re-write of the 2003 Comprehensive Plan.

The heart of the Comprehensive Plan is the Goals and Policies section and the Land Use Map. The updated Goals and Policies are a result of comments from City boards, commissions and committees as well as City departments and several workshops with the Planning Commission. City Council also held a workshop in May 2013. The Planning Commission held an open house with the public in July 2013 and two public hearings. The City Council held a public hearing in March of 2014 before adopting the 2013 Technical Update.

Information was also collected from the most recent Community Survey (2012), Census (2010), Denver Regional Council of Government (DRCOG), the Downtown Vision Plan (2010), the CDOT 2013 Planning Environmental Linkage (PEL) Study, and the Parks, Recreation, Open Space, & Trails (PROST) Master Plan (2013).
The plan is advisory only and was prepared with the general purposes of guiding and coordinating a harmonious development of the city and its environs which, in accordance with present and future needs, best promotes health, safety, order, convenience, prosperity, and general welfare.


The purpose of this plan is to state the preferences and priorities of the Lafayette community and to serve as a guide for current and future public decisions, especially the distribution and intensity of development, the location of future land uses including public facilities and open spaces, and requested zoning changes.