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Long Range Planning and Urban Design

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Who We Are

The Long Range Planning and Urban Design team is responsible for developing plans, policies and programs designed to guide the physical design and development of Westminster.  Specifically this section develops, maintains and implements a coordinated, comprehensive planning program that guides growth and development of the community.  The work of the Long Range Planning and Urban Design team is oriented to the future and to implement City of Westminster Strategic Plan vision and goals. 

Programs and Services

Long Range Planning promotes the vision and intent of the Comprehensive Plan through guidance on municipal projects, consultation with development customers and regional collaboration with neighboring jurisdictions and the Denver Regional Council of Governments.  The 2013 Westminster Comprehensive Plan represents a paradigm shift from lateral growth to strategic growth targeted in five geographic focus areas.  The five focus areas include Downtown Westminster, Westminster Station, North I-25, Church Ranch and Brookhill. These focus areas range in size from 80 acres to 250 acres.  Combined these five focus areas total less than 1 square mile out of the City’s 33 square mile jurisdiction, thus ensuring the majority of future growth and development will occur with access to amenities, shopping, employment and a variety of housing options and lend itself to multi-modal transportation options.


Urban Design facilitates a holistic approach to the physical elements that make up the city by promoting sustainable and people-oriented places that serve diverse communities. Urban Design provides guidance internally to the City of Westminster and externally to the broader community to balance function, design, heritage, vision and reality.   


Both Long Range Planning and Urban Design functions look beyond individual sites with a view toward the collective community vision as reflected by established goals and policies. On-going dialogue with other city staff, regional partners and individual stakeholders serve to inform our awareness of development trends, new technologies, economic development opportunities and demographic changes.



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Principal Planner of Long Range Planning 

Andrew Spurgin

City Urban Designer 

Sean McCartney