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Ketchum, ID  83340
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Comprehensive Plan

“All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.”

Earl C. Nightingale, American radio show host and motivational speaker (1921-1989)

The 2014 Ketchum Comprehensive plan was adopted by the Ketchum City Council on February 26th, 2014. After over a year of work by the Planning and Zoning Commission, reaching out to over 750 people in the process, and many work sessions, we are excited to share it with you! Please take some time to read through it. The first half of the plan includes the "future-focused" part of the plan. It includes a vision statement, core community values and then goals, policies and implementation steps. The second half includes community background information and statistics. It also includes maps, how the plan meets Idaho Planning requirements and a glossary of terms.
The completed plan is available here

2014 Comp Plan

City of Ketchum Planning Forum - Focus Groups, January 2012 

What is the Ketchum Comprehensive Plan?

A comprehensive plan is a visionary document that describes what community members want the city to be in the future and charts strategies for achieving this. The plan serves as the foundation for decisions about city land use, infrastructure, and services. The comprehensive plan does not change or create any regulations or requirements, but it may recommend new policies and regulations as implementation strategies.

Five factors make a plan comprehensive:

  1. The plan covers the entire geographic area of the city.
  2. The plan integrates authentic and diverse community participation.
  3. The time horizon considered in the plan is long-range, extending one or two decades into the future and well beyond the pressing concerns of today.
  4. The plan provides comprehensive guidance on where and how growth and various land uses should take place.
  5. The plan clarifies relationships between physical development goals, such as land use and infrastructure or land conservation, with social and economic goals, such as economic development.

2001 Comprehensive Plan
Get With The Plan 9/25/2013 Polling Results