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Lafayette Approves $250k Contract with Consulting Firm Ahead of Comp Plan Update

January 3, 2019
Longmont Times-Call

Lafayette City Council on Wednesday approved a nearly quarter of a million-dollar contract with Arvada-based Rick Community Planning, the consulting firm selected in November to facilitate the city’s comprehensive plan update.

The company’s work is expected to take at least 18 months, and an updated plan could materialize by June 2020, according to a staff report.

The 300-plus employee firm is proposing “extensive public outreach at community meetings and pop-up events, consultation with a city administrator-appointed steering committee, a community survey and housing survey” as part of its work toward drafting a new plan. The contract’s specific amount is for $243,891.

Originally adopted in 2003, and last updated in 2013, the comprehensive plan is a “statement on how the community views itself,” according to the city’s guidelines.

The coming update likely will reflect the city’s continued growth and “will guide the city in development of its eventual build-out by approximately 2040,” a staff report for the contract approval reads.

“Ultimately,” the report reads, “Planning Commission will make a recommendation to City Council based on results of community meetings, public comments and input from staff and the steering committee.”

City council will have the last say on the plan.

Anthony Hahn: 303-473-1422, hahna@dailycamera.com or twitter.com/_anthonyhahn

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