City of Grand Junction schedules planning workshops

The City of Grand Junction has scheduled two public workshops as part of the process to update a comprehensive plan.

A community values and vision workshop is set for 5:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at Two Rivers Convention Center, located at 159 Main St.

A sub-area plans workshop is set for 5:30 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Lincoln Park Barn, 1240 Gunnison Ave.

At the values and vision workshop, participants can comment on vision statement goals and statements. The workshop will be conducted using a system that polls attendees using their smartphones and tablets. The workshop will provide participants the opportunity to see results in real time while learning how other residents feel about specific issues.

The sub-area plans workshop will focus on plans for the 24 Road corridor as well as the Seventh Street and south downtown area. The workshop will explore improvement and development scenarios that will serve as the basis for detailed development planning, including concept visualization, implementation strategies and redevelopment initiatives. The objective is to create consensus around a preferred approach to investing in and improving those areas. This workshop will include a visual preference survey using smartphones as well as a group mapping exercise.

The comprehensive plan takes into account what’s projected will be a doubling by 2035 of the urban population of Grand Junction as well as the goal to become “the most livable community west of the Rockies.” While some previously adopted plans no longer apply, other plans have been incorporated into the comprehensive plan.

For more information, call 244-1450 or visit the website at www.gjcity.org.