A Planning Project for Dumont-Lawson-Downieville

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The Dumont Lawson Downieville (DLD) community lies just east of the junction of US 40 and i-70, almost exactly halfway between Idaho Springs and Georgetown. It is centrally located. It includes historic homes and new builds, it includes mobile home parks and mountain neighborhoods, it includes commercial businesses and cottage industries. It, as a census district, has just about the same number of people as Empire and Silver Plume combined.

Clear Creek County is investing in planning for the DLD community. In late 2022, the County was awarded funding by Henderson Mine’s Social Impact program to conduct an $80K planning project to develop a community informed vision for the DLD region of the county in the form of a Subarea or Neighborhood Plan.

A Subarea Plan is a type of long-range guiding document that is prepared for a limited geographic area within a community and addresses both short and long-term needs.

This planning project will take place over most of 2024.

How can I Participate?

There are two main ways to participate. Both options give you an opportunity to know what is going on and to make sure your voice is included.

  1. You can participate as a Community Member. This means read emails and published materials, respond to the survey below and additional polls the project might create and attend the 1-2 public meetings the project will provide to share information and gather input.
  2. You can participate as a Steering Committee Member. The Steering Committee will be asked to do everything community members will be asked to do, but will also be asked to provide more opinions, to attend 3-6 meetings or more meetings and to participate on a deeper level. Steering Committee members also have an opportunity to help advocate for and explain the project within the community.

Meetings & Engagement

Project Launch Meetings - The project launched with a research phase gathering basic information then a series of meetings to share that info and to learn about the community priorities.

  • February 15th, 2024 - The first Steering Committee Meeting took place February 15, 4-6pm in the BOCC Room in County Courthouse in Georgetown. Many community members attended. Staff and consultants presented data about the DLD Community. See the Resources & Presentation section at right for the Steering Committee Meeting #1 presentation to check out what was shared.
  • April 2nd, 2024-
    • The BOCC received a version of the presentation and had an opportunity to weigh in.
    • The first Public Meeting was held at the Dumont School, from 6pm -8pm with good attendance and engagement. See the Resources & Presentation section at right for the Public Meeting #1.

Steering Committee Topic Deep Dives - The Steering Committee will roll up their sleeves and over three meetings, learn and comment on the four main topics identified so far.

  • Thursday April 25th, 2024 - Steering Committee Meeting #2 from 4:00-6:00 pm in the BOCC room at the County Courthouse in Georgetown. This meeting will focus on recapping the Public Meeting and doing our first Topic Deep Dive which will be on the topic of Housing
  • Thursday May 9th 2024 - Steering Committee Meeting # 3 from 4:00-6:00 pm in the BOCC room at the County Courthouse in Georgetown. Topic Deep Dives focusing on Transportation and Part 1 of Community Voice
  • Thursday June 6th 2024 - Steering Committee Meeting #4 from 4:00-6:00 pm in the BOCC room at the County Courthouse in Georgetown. Topic Deep Dives focusing on Community Voice part 2, and Water.

Draft DLD Community Plan Report Review Process - By late June and July, the project will have an initial draft report will include relevant data and information for the community and a variety of suggested strategies for long term goals or solutions and for project priorities.

  • Thursday June 27th 2024 - Steering Committee Meeting #5 from 4:00-6:00 pm in the BOCC room at the County Courthouse in Georgetown. The Steering Committee reviews the Draft DLD Community Plan Report
  • Thursday July 11th, 2024 - Public Meeting #2 from 6:00-8:00 pm Location TBD. The community reviews the Draft DLD Community Plan Report
  • Planning Commission and BOCC review to follow the community review and comment steps

The Dumont Lawson Downieville (DLD) community lies just east of the junction of US 40 and i-70, almost exactly halfway between Idaho Springs and Georgetown. It is centrally located. It includes historic homes and new builds, it includes mobile home parks and mountain neighborhoods, it includes commercial businesses and cottage industries. It, as a census district, has just about the same number of people as Empire and Silver Plume combined.

Clear Creek County is investing in planning for the DLD community. In late 2022, the County was awarded funding by Henderson Mine’s Social Impact program to conduct an $80K planning project to develop a community informed vision for the DLD region of the county in the form of a Subarea or Neighborhood Plan.

A Subarea Plan is a type of long-range guiding document that is prepared for a limited geographic area within a community and addresses both short and long-term needs.

This planning project will take place over most of 2024.

How can I Participate?

There are two main ways to participate. Both options give you an opportunity to know what is going on and to make sure your voice is included.

  1. You can participate as a Community Member. This means read emails and published materials, respond to the survey below and additional polls the project might create and attend the 1-2 public meetings the project will provide to share information and gather input.
  2. You can participate as a Steering Committee Member. The Steering Committee will be asked to do everything community members will be asked to do, but will also be asked to provide more opinions, to attend 3-6 meetings or more meetings and to participate on a deeper level. Steering Committee members also have an opportunity to help advocate for and explain the project within the community.

Meetings & Engagement

Project Launch Meetings - The project launched with a research phase gathering basic information then a series of meetings to share that info and to learn about the community priorities.

  • February 15th, 2024 - The first Steering Committee Meeting took place February 15, 4-6pm in the BOCC Room in County Courthouse in Georgetown. Many community members attended. Staff and consultants presented data about the DLD Community. See the Resources & Presentation section at right for the Steering Committee Meeting #1 presentation to check out what was shared.
  • April 2nd, 2024-
    • The BOCC received a version of the presentation and had an opportunity to weigh in.
    • The first Public Meeting was held at the Dumont School, from 6pm -8pm with good attendance and engagement. See the Resources & Presentation section at right for the Public Meeting #1.

Steering Committee Topic Deep Dives - The Steering Committee will roll up their sleeves and over three meetings, learn and comment on the four main topics identified so far.

  • Thursday April 25th, 2024 - Steering Committee Meeting #2 from 4:00-6:00 pm in the BOCC room at the County Courthouse in Georgetown. This meeting will focus on recapping the Public Meeting and doing our first Topic Deep Dive which will be on the topic of Housing
  • Thursday May 9th 2024 - Steering Committee Meeting # 3 from 4:00-6:00 pm in the BOCC room at the County Courthouse in Georgetown. Topic Deep Dives focusing on Transportation and Part 1 of Community Voice
  • Thursday June 6th 2024 - Steering Committee Meeting #4 from 4:00-6:00 pm in the BOCC room at the County Courthouse in Georgetown. Topic Deep Dives focusing on Community Voice part 2, and Water.

Draft DLD Community Plan Report Review Process - By late June and July, the project will have an initial draft report will include relevant data and information for the community and a variety of suggested strategies for long term goals or solutions and for project priorities.

  • Thursday June 27th 2024 - Steering Committee Meeting #5 from 4:00-6:00 pm in the BOCC room at the County Courthouse in Georgetown. The Steering Committee reviews the Draft DLD Community Plan Report
  • Thursday July 11th, 2024 - Public Meeting #2 from 6:00-8:00 pm Location TBD. The community reviews the Draft DLD Community Plan Report
  • Planning Commission and BOCC review to follow the community review and comment steps
Page last updated: 11 Apr 2024, 03:24 PM