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Moving Forward to Lakewood 2025

Tell us how you want Lakewood to evolve, change, grow and become more sustainable

 

The City of Lakewood is beginning a community discussion on how to update Lakewood’s Comprehensive Plan, an essential document that lays out the vision for the city’s future. The discussion will also include creating the City’s first Sustainability Plan, an important step in making Lakewood more sustainable.

Known as Lakewood 2025, the discussion will begin with a series of open houses this fall covering specific topics. The first open house will be “Moving Forward,” 5:30-8 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 18 at the Lakewood Cultural Center.

Residents, business owners and community members will be asked to offer their ideas on a variety of topics including the following:
• What kind of city should Lakewood be in 2025?
• How should Lakewood address future demographic trends?
• What do you appreciate about Lakewood?
• What could make Lakewood better?
• How can Lakewood become more resource and energy efficient, meet ecological and economic challenges and protect the air, water, climate and ecosystems?

The Comprehensive Plan sets the vision for land use, transportation and economic development and identifies polices and goals to achieve that vision. The Sustainability Plan will create a blueprint for Lakewood to become more resource and energy efficient. These plans provide critical guidance by articulating what community members want to see in their city and how they want their values reflected in the choices City officials make.

Guest speakers will be Teri Whitmore, director of Regional Planning and Operations for the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG), and Christopher Duerksen, a land-use lawyer specializing in natural resources and protection of scenic areas. Speakers will begin at 6:30 p.m.

The open houses will continue in October and November. For a complete schedule and list of topics, visit www.Lakewood.org/MovingForward or “like” us at www.facebook.com/PlanLakewood.

Posted on: Thursday, August 22, 2013