Comprehensive Plan

2019 / 2020 Comprehensive Plan Project

Lafayette's current Comprehensive Plan was originally developed in 1987, updated in 1997, and went through a major review and update in 2003. Beginning in March 2019, the City will be starting the process to develop a new, contemporary Comprehensive Plan.

Please refer to the OFFICIAL PROJECT WEBSITE for information, news, meeting schedules, community input opportunities, and to sign up to receive email notifications.

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Community Advisory Committee (CAC)
In addition to Lafayette residents' input throughout the Comprehensive Plan process, a Community Advisory Committee was formed to provide guidance to the overall process. The members of the CAC will play an important role in supporting the completion of the new Comprehensive Plan for the City of Lafayette. This role includes:

  • Serving as a source of information and input for the Comprehensive Plan project team across a variety of topics related to the Comprehensive Plan.
  • Serving in an advisory role to the project team as the Comprehensive Plan progresses throughout the process.
  • Assisting with outreach to the community, including spreading the word concerning the latest news and events from the Comprehensive Plan process, to various groups and constituencies in Lafayette.

View a list of the members of the Community Advisory Committee

CAC Meeting Agenda: April 11, 2019
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Lafayette Senior Center | 103 S Iowa Avenue

CAC Meeting Agenda: May 9, 2019
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Lafayette Senior Center, 103 S. Iowa Avenue

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.