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San Miguel County News

Posted on: September 22, 2023

East End Master Plan Draft Released

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East End Master Plan draft released

The public is encouraged to submit comments, attend Oct. 3 open houses


Media Contact: Kaye Simonson, Planning Director, 970-728-3083,

(September 22, 2023) – San Miguel County, CO --- San Miguel County Planning Department officials and planning consultants, Design Workshop, have announced the release of the latest draft of the East End Master Plan, the newest iteration of a planning and vision document that has undergone an inclusive and open public process that has been underway since last fall.

The East End Master Plan will replace the 34-year-old Telluride Regional Master Plan (TRAMP), a document that lacks modern planning elements, such as sustainability and resilience. Additionally, since TRAMP’s adoption in 1989, the east end of the county has seen significant development, including the advent of the Telluride Regional Airport, the Lawson Hill deed restricted subdivision, and the incorporation of Mountain Village. 

This week’s release of the latest draft comes after nearly a year of not only meetings of the County Planning Commission, but a host of public outreach events, a survey, and results from focus group discussions on topics that included tourism, housing, environmental stewardship, inclusion and livability, among others.

"This plan is the culmination of extensive community outreach and participation,” said San Miguel County’s Planning Director, Kaye Simonson. “Since last fall, over 1,000 people have participated, attending focus group meetings, pop-up events, and community open houses, and completing our survey. The community’s input was invaluable and helped us to create a plan that reflects the community’s concerns and wishes for the future."

The draft East End Master Plan can be viewed at Public comments are welcome. Feedback can be sent to

Further comments can be submitted during a pair of community open houses scheduled for Tuesday, October 3 at Wilkinson Public Library, 100 West Pacific Avenue. Open house hours will be from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and from 4-6:45 p.m. The public is encouraged to drop by.

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