2018 Columbia Falls Comprehensive Plan Update Meetings

Regular meetings are held from 6:30-8:00 PM; 3rd Wednesday of every month at the Columbia Falls Town Office. 

Next Meeting — January 17, 2018

Agenda:  Housing, Population

Columbia Falls' current Comprehensive Plan was written in 2002. Since then, much has changed and a great deal more information is available about Columbia Falls. This includes the 2010 Census, the 2015 American Community Survey, a record of civic investments, new and different businesses, and all kinds of digital (no longer just paper) maps of natural resources.

The Comprehensive Plan Update pulls together information on a wide-range of community issues to assess trends and establish town policies.

A volunteer committee appointed by the Select Board actively meets week on Wednesday evenings, with assistance from WCCOG at one monthly meeting.

Ways in which Columbia Falls Community Members Can be Involved

Community members are invited to participate in the Comprehensive Plan Update  process. This supported in the following ways:

Draft Documents

The Comprehensive Plan draft chapters will be posted below as they are developed and reviewed by the Comprehensive Plan Committee.


Chapters Latest Draft Date
Cover and Table of Contents  
Chapter A. Executive Summary, Community Vision and Public Participation 9/29/17
Chapter B. Historical and Archeological Resources  
Chapter C. Population 12/19/17
Chapter D. Natural Resources 11/21/17
Chapter E. Employment and Economy  
Chapter F.  Housing 12/21/17
Chapter G. Recreation Resources  
Chapter H. Transportation 12/28/17
Chapter I. Public Facilities and Services   
Chapter J. Fiscal Capacity  
Chapter K. Land Use  
Chapter L. Regional Coordination September 2017
Chapter M. Comprehensive Plan Policies and Implementation Strategies  
Chapter N. Public Opinion Survey  

State Review Questions

Map 1. Location of Columbia Falls in Washington County
Map 2. Treasures of Columbia Falls
Map 3. Columbia Falls Public Facilities and Services
Map 4. Topography, Steep Slopes & Floodplains
Map 5.  Soils Classifications
Map 6. Water Resources and Public Accesses 
Map 7.  Land Cover 
Map 8. Critical Resources
Map 9. Marine Resources Transportation
Map 10. Transportation
Map 11. Regional Transportation Linkages
Map 12. Existing Zoning
Map 13. Future Land Use
Appendix A. Public Opinion Survey and Written Comments
Appendix B. Growth Management Strategies from 2002 Comprehensive Plan
Appendix C. State Policies
Appendix D. Evaluation Measures
Appendix E. Maine's Growth Management Legislation