Mile High Compact

In 2000, five counties and 25 municipalities came together to affirm their commitment to a shared regional vision by signing the Mile High Compact, a landmark intergovernmental agreement to manage growth. Today 46 communities, representing almost 90 percent of the region's population, have signed the agreement. The binding agreement commits communities to:

•    Adopt a comprehensive land-use plan that includes a common set of elements;
•    Use growth management tools such as zoning regulations, urban growth boundaries and development codes;
•    Link their comprehensive plans to Metro Vision, which outlines regional growth management; and
•    Work collaboratively to guide growth and ensure planning consistency.

The Mile High Compact is viewed as a model for regional cooperation by other regions nationwide.