Welcome to Plan Manitou
Plan Manitou is Manitou Springs’ integrated comprehensive plan and hazard mitigation plan. The Plan is the City’s roadmap to guide future growth, support economic, environmental and social sustainability, and assure that the City remains resilient in the face of future challenges.
Plan Manitou is based on the principles of Resilience and Sustainability, which will be woven throughout the Plan.
- Resilience is “the ability to prepare and plan for, absorb, recover from, and more successfully adapt to adverse events” (National Academy of Sciences).
- Sustainability is “meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” (UN World Commission on Environment and Development, 1987).
Resiliency and sustainability actions are woven throughout the Implementation Plan.
Plan Manitou includes an Action Plan to guide plan implementation. The Action Plan is comprised of priority actions across all planning elements that should to be started within three years following plan adoption. The Action Plan is organized around six focus areas. Each focus area includes objectives and metrics that will be used to evaluate if plan policies are achieving the desired effect.
The plan also includes a list of long-term actions. Long-term actions are not priorities, but may be implemented as opportunities arise or short-term actions are completed.
Manitou Springs’ Comprehensive Planning History
Plan Manitou was preceded by other comprehensive plans, including:
Manitou Springs Comprehensive Plan (1988)