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.