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Project Experience

Project: THAYNE MUNICIPAL MASTER PLAN AND REVISION OF LAND USE REGULATIONS
Location: Thayne
Lincoln County, Wyoming
Client Address: Town of Thayne
P. O. Box 298, Thayne, WY  83127
Contact: Joan Jensen, Town Clerk-Treasurer
Year Completed: 2009
Project Scope:
PPC was retained by the Town of Thayne to prepare a municipal master plan that would help guide future land use decisions of the Town Council, and revise existing land use regulations.

PPC initially evaluated demographic and economic trends influencing the community.  Small business owners, public agency representatives, landowners and other community leaders were interviewed by PPC to gain the insights of the community concerning constraints toward future land use expansion, potential economic development opportunities, and other community issues.

Subsequently, PPC analyzed land use trends and land use needs to determine the demand for future land use expansion.  The land use analysis also addressed the question:  Where can future land use needs be accommodated in the community?  This evaluation included, PPC’s evaluation of soil suitability, the location of 100-year flood plain boundaries, the location of wetlands, seasonal wildlife ranges, and the proximity of developable areas to municipal water and wastewater systems.  These considerations led to the determination of potential land areas for future land use expansion within the municipal boundary, as well as within a one-mile radius outside of the municipal boundary.

PPC also evaluated the capability of existing roads, municipal water and wastewater systems, electrical distribution system, and telecommunications systems to support future land use expansion during the next decade.  This analysis also recommended system improvements to ensure that these systems would not pose a constraint to future private and public investments and related land use expansion.

PPC prepared a community land use plan and transportation plan that outlined a community vision for the type and location of future land uses in the community, a future vehicular road network, and community pathway system for pedestrians, bicycles and cross-country skiers.

PPC outlined a series of community development objectives and recommended strategies for addressing constraints to and potential opportunities for future land use expansion.  These objectives and strategies were refined through discussions with the Thayne Town Council.  The Town Council also determined the priorities for each community development objective via a decision-making process facilitated by PPC.

The second phase of the project involved PPC’s development of a land development code that generally included land use approval procedures, zoning and subdivision regulations, development standards, as well as appeal and enforcement provisions.