Fruita, Colorado Print
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Lead Agency: Colorado Western Slope Area Agency on Aging
Council on Aging/Area Agency on Aging
Action Plan Download
Fruita developed its action plan focused on three strategic outcomes quality of place, economic health, and lifestyle. Under each of these headings, the plan looks to cross cut with the eight domains of livability to focus on specific parts of community life. For quality of place, Fruita will strive to be a bike and pedestrian friendly community with safe and high quality neighborhoods. For economic health, the community will strive to be financially sustainable and support businesses that provide well-paying jobs. And for lifestyle, Fruita will foster a fun ambiance by celebrating local arts, farm and ranching history, unique leisure opportunities, and family-friendly events and activities.
Action Plan Highlights
HousingPromote policies and projects that support new or different housing type, such as advocating for design flexibility in building heights and densities, and prioritizing infill development over new development on the edge of the city.
TransportationDevelop safe routes to schools, parks, and civic and business destitions through off-street trail systems.
Respect and InclusionPromote diversity and inclusion policies by educating community members, businesses, municipal employees and other organizations on implicit bias on race, age, disability, and other potential biases.