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Hayden Master Plan Community Survey

Hayden Master Plan Community Survey Link

The Town of Hayden is currently updating its master plan, a document required by state law that reflects its collective vision and intentions for the future. Its purpose is to establish a policy framework for future decisions related to growth and development. Ideally, it serves as a resource for individuals engaged in industry attraction, transportation planning, commercial and retail development, home building, the provision of services, construction of utilities, and programming of parks and open spaces.

While the master planning effort initially intended to provide numerous platforms for community engagement, social distancing restrictions and “stay at home orders” established in response to the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus have somewhat limited those opportunities. To that end, the planning team, together with the Town’s leaders, decided to solicit input from Hayden’s residents and business owners through administration of a brief survey. Specifically, the Town’s leaders intend to use the responses to ensure future planning and project initiatives are strategic, impactful, and broadly representative.

For this reason, we are asking that everyone with an interest in Hayden’s future (one survey per person) complete on or before July 6, 2020.  Responses will be reviewed by members of the planning team, shared with representatives of the Town serving on an advisory board, and reported on to elected officials.

Please feel free to contact Mary Alice Page-Allen, mary.alice@haydencolorado.org, (970) 276-3741 or (970) 846-4582 with any questions. Thank you in advance for your time and consideration

Town of Hayden Awarded Economic Development Initiative

On Monday at the Meeker Golf Course,  Lt. Governor Donna Lynn and the Executive Director of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT), Stephanie Copeland, awarded the Town of Hayden a Blueprint 2.0 economic development project. The initiative, titled Community Placemaking, will engage the community by identifying local assets, providing instruction on the fundamentals of developing a sense of place, and developing a cohesive vision and strategy based on community assets. Hayden is honored and exited to receive this award, and was joined by other communities from across the state who received similar awards.

The OEDIT team will be partnering with the Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) and Community Builders (a community planning and placement non-profit based out of Glenwood Springs) to guide Hayden’s community placemaking. The group will lead three community workshops in Hayden, engaging local community leaders and business owners in the process, to  help define and identify: (1) the alignment access segments of community; (2) potential downtown improvement plans; (3)  physical assets for potential small scale renewal; and (4) potential actions to reinvigorate public spaces.

“We recently completed a community assessment project with OEDIT and are moving forward with the recommendations in that assessment. Community Placemaking was an initiative that OEDIT recommended we apply for, and we are very excited to have received this award and be able to take this next step in Hayden’s economic development. Ultimately, a unified and cohesive economic vision will help Hayden develop an actionable economic strategic business plan that we plan to complete in the early part of 2018,” said Councilwoman Ashley McMurray for the Town of Hayden.

Economic Development Community Assessment

The Town of Hayden received a Community Assessment Program (CAP) Grant from the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) for the purpose of creating a strategic economic business plan.

Below are items that were presented during the presentation on May 15, 2017.

Hayden Community Assessment Recommendations

Hayden Assessment

ECDD Town of Hayden

Hayden Routt Demographic Trends May 2017

SURVEY: Are you a Location Neutral Business or Agricultural Producer?

Routt County is conducting a county-wide business survey to hear from the community about the local business climate and business needs.  While we have a list of businesses that have employees and brick and mortar facilities, we’re hoping to expand our database to identify agricultural producers and location neutral business/workers who work from home or small offices and derive their income primarily from outside the county.  We need your help to ensure that we can draw a survey sample that represents the diversity of the Routt County economy.

If you are a location neutral business or an ag producer, please visit www.bit.ly/routtbizinfo   to sign up by March 31.

For more information call Jane Blackstone at 970-875-6001.