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Project: DOUGLAS MASTER PLAN
Location: City of Douglas, Wyoming
Client Address:

Logan Simpson Design, Inc.
123 North College Avenue
Fort Collins, Colorado 80524
(970) 449-4100

Contact:

Bruce Meighen, AICP, Principal
bmeighen@logansimpson.com

Year Completed: 2013
 
Project Scope:

Logan Simpson Design was retained by the City of Douglas, Wyoming to prepare a municipal master plan.  In view of PPC’s planning experience in various Wyoming communities, Logan Simpson Design retained Pedersen Planning Consultants to examine demographic, economic and land use trends influencing the future growth of Douglas, interview various community leaders, as well as assess needs associated with the municipal water and wastewater systems, the municipal street network, and related State highways within the Town.

The analysis of demographic and economic trends considered ongoing changes in the economy which, at the time of the master plan, was significantly influenced by ongoing oil and gas exploration in Converse County.  This analysis ultimately considered the prospects of future oil and gas activities, as well as related changes to accommodations and food services and retail trade. PPC prepared population forecasts for three different growth scenarios through the application of a community growth model that PPC developed for the master plan.  PPC also examined potential community development projects that could generate increased private investments associated with light industrial activities, retail trade, and other economic activity.

PPC began its evaluation of land use trends through its completion of a land use inventory of all land parcels in the community.  This analysis examined trends and forecasted anticipated demands for housing, commercial, light industrial, public facilities, and community facilities.  PPC also recommended community development opportunities associated with each type of land use.

The evaluation of municipal water and wastewater systems, as well as the municipal road network, was largely based upon PPC’s coordination with local public works representatives.  PPC also considered future infrastructure needs in the context of future land use demands and related community development opportunities.