context, the Town of Afton retained Pedersen Planning
Consultants to prepare a municipal master plan that
communicates a vision of the type and location of future
land use expansion that is preferred by the community.
The master plan was also desired to address vehicular
circulation, water and sewer improvements, and other
community and public facilities that are needed to
support future land use expansion and population growth.
The municipal master plan
contains an evaluation of demographic and economic
trends, as well as a forecast of future resident
population. A land use analyses evaluated trends and
needs associated with the development of residential,
commercial, community and public facilities,
recreational areas, and the potential establishment of
conservation areas. The opportunities associated with
future land use expansion area were examined via a land
use suitability analysis, the identification of
potential land use expansion areas, preparation of a
commercial redevelopment concept for the U.S. Highway 89
corridor, and preparation of a conceptual plan for a
community trail system. The evaluation of local
infrastructure included preparation of a vehicular
circulation plan and an evaluation of future water,
wastewater, storm water management system, and
electrical energy needs.
PPC developed alternate
land use patterns to determine a preferred community
land use plan map that identifies the type and location
of future land use expansion. The master plan also
identified land use management needs to address various
zoning and subdivision issues.
The master plan
recommends various community development strategies that
are aimed at addressing land use expansion
opportunities, infrastructure needs, and needed
revisions to existing land use management regulations.
Upon adoption of the
revised municipal master plan, PPC prepared a
comprehensive land development code that brought
together subdivision, zoning and building regulations
into Title 17 of the municipal code.
The master plan was
adopted by the Town of Afton by passage of Resolution
#2008-12 on July 8, 2008.