The City is in the midst of a major rewrite of the 2012 Thornton Comprehensive Plan. The Comprehensive Plan provides a vision of what Thornton can be in the future and covers a wide variety of topics that include housing, transportation, recreational amenities, and employment opportunities. The Comprehensive Plan serves as a guiding document for the City’s systems that coordinates other more detailed plans and implementation programs.

2018-2019 Comprehensive Plan Update:

The Comprehensive Plan rewrite will be ongoing throughout 2018 and 2019 and will have two major phases:

  • Phase I: (completed December 2018) Comprehensive Plan Visioning Process – In this phase, the community will be involved in identifying the core values, vision, and goals for Thornton’s future.
  • Phase II: (underway) Comprehensive Plan Technical Document Update – The rewrite of Thornton’s Comprehensive Plan document will be the focus of Phase II. This phase will incorporate the outcomes of the visioning process.
2018-19 Comprehensive Plan Update Progress 65%

April Community Meetings, Public Comments

Curious what your fellow citizens thought about Thornton’s future? Check out the public comments below from our most recent round of community meetings!

Polling Results, General Comments, Placetype Comments, Placetype Boards


Over the course of five months, residents of Thornton actively engaged in discussions about Thornton’s future. The community has shared with us information about their everyday lives, hopes and challenges, and what they love about living in Thornton.

NEW! The results of this visioning process were presented to City Council at a Planning Session on December 11, 2018. You can now view the Thornton Community Profile, the Thornton Community Vision, and the Thornton Community Outreach Summary.

What is a Comprehensive Plan?

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Stay Informed

Check back here regularly for updates, project milestones, and community event locations/times.

Documents Library

Important project files such as (public presentations, draft plans, and survey results…) can be found here as those milestones are reached.