Sustainability Plan

Earth iconBroomfield's 2005 Comprehensive Plan includes a vision statement for sustainability and environmental stewardship:

"Broomfield will be a leader in implementing environmental stewardship policies that help to create a desirable and sustainable community now and for future generations."

The City and County of Broomfield, the National Civic League (NCL) and the University of Colorado Denver (UCD) facilitated a 15-month community discussion to develop a Broomfield Sustainable Community Plan (Plan). Broomfield's Comprehensive Plan Environmental Stewardship section was reviewed and policies and best practices have been developed to protect the city's environment while promoting economic efficiency and enhancing community vitality. The goal of the project was to utilize a variety of community engagement processes that result in a reasonable, balanced, and fiscally-responsible approach to becoming a more sustainable community.

Broomfield's 30-member council-appointed Task Force successfully completed an intensive community engagement process for the development of the Sustainable Community Plan. The NCL facilitated the challenging 15-month process. The UCD Graduate Program on Sustainable Urban Infrastructure provided technical support for the process. Graduate students researched and presented on relevant topics to help with the development and preparation of the Plan.

The Broomfield Sustainability Plan was adopted on January 25, 2011. City Council adopted Resolution 2011-28: Approving the Twentieth Amendment to the 2005 Comprehensive Plan of the City and County of Broomfield and Adopting the Sustainability Plan by Reference. View document.

For more information, contact Environmental Services at 303-438-6363 or by email.