Town and City Planning: A Look Back

One interesting use of State Publications is to look at old plans, goals, etc., and compare them with what has occurred since. For example, in our library we have planning documents for many of Colorado’s towns and cities, counties, regional councils of governments, and more. Most of these come from the Colorado Dept. of Local Affairs’ Planning Division. So, if you live in Ault, Johnstown, La Salle, Grover, Gilcrest, Hudson, Severance, Evans, Erie, Eaton, Mead, Pierce, Nunn, Milliken, Kersey, or Keenesburg, check out the Future Development Plan series, completed in 1972. How much of what was planned 40 years ago actually “came true?” We also have planning documents for many other localities as well, so be sure and check our web catalog for more documents.