As the plan transitions into its third phase, the City wants to involve the community in identifying the economic trends with the most potential to bring positive change to Farmington’s residents. For this reason, on January 30th, the City put together the Jolt Our Future event (video recap here) that brought together over 150 people to learn about and discuss current and future trends for the city. Due to time constraints, there were only four topics: Outdoor Recreation, Retirement Community Destination, Broadband, and the Film Industry. However, we know that there are many other opportunity areas with the potential to transform Farmington.
Kindly take 5 minutes to answer this questionnaire and let the City know the economic opportunities that you think can improve how you live, work, and play in Farmington.
Answer questionnaire HERE.
Phase #1 of the Comprehensive Plan Update process, Foundation & Visioning, is complete. Thanks to everyone who joined us at events and meetings to provide input. A complete summary of Phase #1 is available here: Phase 1 Outreach Summary
Phase 1 focused on collecting input on Farmington's values to help inform a shared vision.
Logan Simpson was hired by City Council to facilitate the Comprehensive Plan Update Process. They have developed comprehensive plans, downtown plans;mobility, housing and economic plans for communities in Colorado, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah and Arizona. For more information visit their website at: Logan Simpson
The City of Farmington is updating its 2002 Comprehensive Plan to reflect the City’s transformation from an economy traditionally reliant on oil, gas, and coal extraction, to one that is much more diverse. Additionally, many of the recommended programs, projects, and actions were implemented in the past 16 years! This new economic future is envisioned to be based on outdoor recreation, tourism, becoming a retirement destination, manufacturing, education, and health services. The updated Comprehensive Plan will provide recommendations to assist Farmington’s governing bodies in decision-making, and to move policy and development forward in an intentional and productive way that is conducive to transforming Farmington into a healthy and sustainable economy for the future.
The Comprehensive Plan will be an adopted document to guide development within the City, and will provide vision, goals, objectives, and actions necessary to direct the City’s progress over the next 20 years. The Plan will assess opportunities and challenges facing the City and set priorities for implementation outlining specific actions and practical results.