The Town of Burlington, Wyoming
retained Pedersen Planning Consultants (PPC) to prepare a
Community Development plan. In 2000, this northcentral Wyoming
community included 250 residents.
PPC identified community assets
and constraints to future community development through: 1) the
evaluation of demographic and economic factors influencing
community growth, 2) the evaluation of relevant economic
sectors, 3) the development of forecasts of future resident
population, and 4) the development of a land use database.
PPC obtained this information through a combination of informal
interviews with about 30 small business owners and community
leaders, as well as through the collection and evaluation of
PPC evaluated the capability of
community infrastructure to support future investment and
community development, including the evaluation of the condition
of State Highway 30 and municipal roads, the capacity of water
and sewer systems in Burlington to support future land uses, the
adequacy of the telecommunications network, and the adequacy of
the local electrical distribution system.
Based upon its completion of the
previous tasks, PPC facilitated a discussion community
development issues, opportunities and recommendations with
members of the Burlington Town Council and professional staff.
PPC also led Town Council members through a process to determine
the priority for recommended projects that will address
community development issues and opportunities.
PPC prepared a community land use
map that will provide guidance concerning the location of future
community land uses. Specific community development strategies,
as well as an implementation plan were also developed by PPC to
enable the Town of Burlington to better organize its community
development efforts during the 2004-2014 period.
Finally, PPC developed a
Community Development Plan report that summarized relevant
information utilizing narrative, tabular data, digital photos,
and report illustrations.
The Burlington Town Council adopted
the Community Development Plan in September 2004.