Envision Lakewood 2040

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Lakewood is updating the City’s Comprehensive Plan and we want to hear from you!

The Comprehensive Plan is an important citywide tool that defines the vision, goals and priorities for Lakewood over next 10-15 years. The Plan will be used by staff, City Council, Planning Commission and other boards and commissions to inform decisions about land use, housing, transportation, climate action, parks, public health, equity and more in Lakewood.

Throughout 2024, we will be discussing what our vision and values are for Lakewood and what challenges we need to address moving forward so that we and future generations can continue to enjoy our community and thrive. Read more about the planning process.


How to Participate Now:

Apply to be on an advisory group
Sign up for email updates
Engage on the Vision and Values
Ask the Project Team a Question




Lakewood is updating the City’s Comprehensive Plan and we want to hear from you!

The Comprehensive Plan is an important citywide tool that defines the vision, goals and priorities for Lakewood over next 10-15 years. The Plan will be used by staff, City Council, Planning Commission and other boards and commissions to inform decisions about land use, housing, transportation, climate action, parks, public health, equity and more in Lakewood.

Throughout 2024, we will be discussing what our vision and values are for Lakewood and what challenges we need to address moving forward so that we and future generations can continue to enjoy our community and thrive. Read more about the planning process.


How to Participate Now:

Apply to be on an advisory group
Sign up for email updates
Engage on the Vision and Values
Ask the Project Team a Question



  • Join us at an Open House on April 16!

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    Join us at an Open House on April 16!

    The city is hosting an Open House on April 16 to share the results from the vision and values survey and to promote the Advisory Group application.

    • Time: Stop by anytime between 12pm-1:30pm or 5pm-6:30pm, there will not be a formal presentation.
    • Location: Collaboration Room on the 2nd Floor of the Civic Center South Building, 480 S. Allison Pkwy Lakewood, CO 80226

  • March 2024 Update

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    Thank you to all who took the survey and for those who have been involved in community conversations so far. We've heard from many Lakewood residents and are looking forward to hearing from you all over the next few months.

    Since January 2024, we have:

    • Mailed 85,000+ postcards in Looking@Lakewood
    • Received ~2,000 survey responses
    • Attended 10 community meetings and events
    • Spoken with 300+ community members at meetings and events

    What we have heard from you so far

    Through the survey and community conversations, we've heard from many residents about what they love about Lakewood and what can be improved. Many residents have shared that they love Lakewood's proximity to the mountains, access to beautiful parks and open space, and community (including friends and family). We’ve also heard your concerns about homelessness, public safety, air quality, safer transportation infrastructure, housing, and affordability.

    What’s coming in the next few months?

    • This spring we will be transitioning the focus from visioning and issue identification into problem-solving and brainstorming solutions.
    • As part of the next phase, Advisory Groups will be formed to brainstorm solutions to the concerns and challenges the community identified through the survey and other engagement activities during the first phase. An application to participate on the Advisory Groups will be available this spring and all interested community members are encouraged to apply. More details about the Advisory Groups and the application process will be available later this month.

    We will be starting to send monthly newsletter updates, so be sure to sign up if you haven't already.

  • January 2024 Update

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    One of the first big ways to participate is by answering a four question survey to help us identify our shared values and vision for Lakewood’s future and the important topics we need to address in the updated Plan. The survey will be posted on this website this month and will be open until Feb. 29.

    SURVEY HAS CONCLUDED

  • Fall 2023 Update

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    After the City Council and Planning Commission Open House in August, the Comprehensive Plan team has been working to develop all the ways for residents, businesses and community members to participate and provide their thoughts and ideas for the update process (through 2025). It will include a variety of ways for everyone to learn, ask questions, and provide input and feedback. Much more to come soon, so please stay tuned to this project page for details.

  • Summary Report of the City Council and Planning Commission Open House

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    Check out the summary report of the Open House for City Council and Planning Commission held on August 21, 2023.






  • City Council and Planning Commission Open House

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    As a first step in the update process, the city is having an informative open house for City Council and Planning Commission members to learn about the Comprehensive Plan and the upcoming update process. Residents, businesses, and community members are also welcome to attend.

    Open house details:

    • 5-7:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 21 at the Lakewood Culture Center lobby located at 470 S. Allison Parkway, Lakewood, 80226.
    • Focus of the open house is to provide information to City Council and Planning Commission on what a Comprehensive Plan is, how the city uses it and why we need to update it. There will not be a formal presentation.
    • Food and beverages will be provided.

    There is much more to come on this project, including numerous opportunities for community members to get involved and to participate in this planning process in the coming months and throughout 2024.

Page last updated: 12 Apr 2024, 05:17 PM