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What is the difference between “Future Land Use” and “Zoning”?

One component of the new Comprehensive Plan is an update to the Future Land Use Map (FLUM). This is often confused with zoning, however a property’s Future Land Use designation and zoning designation are two different things. Approval of the 2020 Comprehensive Plan does not change the zoning of any property. Future Land Use [...]


July 14th Public Hearing

At the May 19 City Council Planning Session, Council directed staff to schedule a Public Hearing on the Draft 2020 Comprehensive Plan Rewrite on July 14, 2020. Staff is currently responding to direction given at the May 19, 2020 Planning Session. More information will be posted as it becomes available regarding how to access [...]


May 19, 2020 City Council Planning Session

The Thornton City Council deferred consideration of the draft Comprehensive Plan rewrite at the October 8, 2019 Council Meeting to allow Council to review certain components of the Plan in more detail. The next step is to present additional information to Council at a Planning Session scheduled for Tuesday, May 19, 2020.Information on the Draft [...]


Comp Plan Vote Postponed!

Last night, City Council decided to postpone consideration of the 2019 Comprehensive Plan until after the upcoming elections. However, the public and Council were able to give comments on the Plan thus far, and the project team will continue to take that feedback into consideration as the plan moves forward. A new date for a [...]


Review: October 2019 Comp Plan Draft

The final draft of the 2019 Comprehensive Plan is now available online! This document contains five chapters: Introduction – Highlighting Thornton’s history and how to engage with the Comprehensive Plan document Plan Process & Community Outreach – Summarizing the process that resulted in this plan with a particular emphasis on community outreach Policy Framework – [...]


Please join us at either of two open houses to view the new draft future land use map and learn how we got there. This map will guide the future development of Thornton. July 10th, 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM Thornton City Hall, 9500 Civic Center Dr 1st Floor Training Rom July 17th, 4:00 PM [...]


Thornton’s Vision for the Future

 Over the course of five months, residents of Thornton have 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. We are presently collecting and analyzing this material, and plan to post the results soon. Check [...]


Seeking Participants for “Thornton Idea Exchange”

Thornton is Seeking Participants for “Thornton Idea Exchange”. Please download and fill-out the form below to get started. *Please note – the deadline to submit applications has closed and applications are no longer being accepted. PDF – Application Packet (English) Word – Application Form (English) PDF – Application Packet (Spanish) Word – Application Form (Spanish)