Community Outreach

Community input is a critical part of the Frisco Community Plan process. The Town of Frisco’s goal is to engage community members at every step of the process.

Upcoming Meeting(s)

January 23, 2019 – CRG meeting with Planning Commission to review and provide feedback on the draft plan framework and guiding principles. The project team group will also share the land use/market analysis and updated parking and connectivity data.

February 6, 2019 – Design charrette with Studio Seed to envision future development scenarios and improvements for West Main Street and Summit Boulevard.

February 7, 2019 – Staff and the consultant team will host a joint work session with the Planning Commission and Town Council to share and solicit input on updated mobility, land use, and economic data.

March 6, 2019 – Community wide open house to review the plan’s guiding principles, goals, and policies; and to seek input on opportunity areas, key policy choices, and future land use plan.

Summary of Past Meetings

Community Meeting on Parks on November 7, 2018

The Town hosted an open house on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 to gain community insight as to the challenges and opportunities at each of our parks.  The information collected from this meeting will inform goals and policies for our parks in the Community Plan. Participants were invited to view presentation materials illustrating the existing conditions and opportunities for improvements at each of our parks.  Thoughts and ideas on park character and desired improvements were then added directly to the presentation boards creating an ongoing written dialog.  Check out the meeting summary.

Focus Group Meetings on August 28, 2018

Town staff and the Community Plan project team hosted a series of focus group meetings on Tuesday, August 28, 2018. Topics included Frisco’s economy, community design and land use, and housing diversity and land use. For a complete summary of the meeting discussions view the focus group meeting summary.  The key ideas and themes that emerged from the meetings will form the basis for the Community Plan.

Community Values Synthesis Workshop on August 6, 2018

A group of around 30 people gathered at the Frisco Town Hall on Monday, August 6, 2018 to help define our shared community values. The meeting was hosted by the Town’s Community development staff and facilitated by Summit local, Mike McCarthy who specializes in a collaborative, group facilitation method called Appreciative Inquiry.


2018 Community Plan I love postcards

Postcards, listing things people love about Frisco, had been filled out by 100 community members at previous public outreach events for the Community Plan Update. The postcards were distributed to participants in packs of 5. Then participants were then asked to pick out key words and themes they felt captured the essence of Frisco.



Some of the key words that were shared out loud included:

  • Access
  • Welcoming
  • Safe
  • Authentic
  • People
  • Neighbors
  • Charming
  • Unique
  • Local
  • Outdoors
  • Beautiful
  • Small Town Feel

Participants were then asked to think about their own story, or experience while living in Frisco, that could help to connect with the values they feel make Frisco special and unique.  People wrote down their stories, then shared them in small groups, and discussed them with the group at large.  The groups then continued their progression by writing down the 2 or 3 values that are most important to them.

2018 Community Plan focus group meeting       2018 Community Plan Break Out meeting participation

Once participants had written down their 2 or 3 most important values, participants reorganized into groups of 6 people.  Each person took turns placing their values on post-it notes on a large flip chart.

2018 Community Plan post it notes at a community meeting

Together the groups organized the values into categories by theme.  They were then tasked with developing a title for each of the values represented by their group.  The goal was for each group to produce 3 or 4 values to share with the larger group.

After sharing, each of the 3 or 4 value statements were combined on to the white board and grouped again by common themes.  Participants then voted, by drawing a small dot, on the values they felt were most important.  You can see the end result here:

Community-wide Kickoff on July 11, 2018

Around 250 people attended the Kickoff event on Wednesday, July 11, 2018. The event was held at the Frisco Day Lodge at 621 Recreation Way, Frisco, Colorado. The purpose of the event was to gain insight from community members as to what they value about Frisco today and what they feel are the challenges and opportunities that we should focus on for our future. Attendees were invited to circulate among six different stations designed to educate and evoke meaningful thought about community values as well as opportunities and concerns for our future.

The stations were:

  • Frisco Thinks – Town officials often hear that people love Frisco’s small mountain town character but what does that really mean? A word cloud exercise was set up using laptops and an overhead monitor so participants could share three words they would use to describe “small mountain town character.” You can see the pattern that emerged in the wordcloud art, which was developed as a result of this process.
    2018 Community Plan word cloud board
  • Frisco Plans – The Frisco Plans station had information regarding the importance of a Community Plan as well as the process and opportunities for engagement.
  • Frisco Engages – Keypad polling was used to host a facilitated survey with small groups of attendees. The goal of the station was to gain insight on common themes, challenges, and opportunities facing Frisco to better inform the themes of our plan.
  • Frisco Designs – Giant aerial and street view maps of town corridors were used as props for a dialogue with participants on areas of opportunities, for growth, density, change, and preservation.
  • Frisco Speaks – This giant chalkboard encouraged participants to share their hope for Frisco’s future.This piece was inspired by artist Candy Chang’s participatory community planning installation. It was designed to encourage participants to express their vision for Frisco’s future.
  • Frisco Feels – The theme of this station was “Why I love Frisco”. Understanding what people love about our town helps us to understand our common community values.
  • Some of the exhibits are currently displayed in the lobby of Town Hall, located at 1 Main Street, Frisco, Colorado.