Regional Planning

Construction worker building a new home with mountains in the background.

DRCOG has served as the Regional Planning Commission (RPC) for the Denver region since its founding in 1955 as the Inter-County Regional Planning Commission. With DRCOG as a forum, leaders from the towns, cities and counties of the region have been advancing a shared aspirational vision of the future of the metro area to ensure it can remain a great place to live, work and play.

That vision has taken various forms over the years—most recently as a regional plan known as Metro Vision. These plans fulfill DRCOG’s duty as an RPC to make and adopt a regional plan for the physical development of the region’s territory. Regional planning does not replace the vision or plan of any individual community; rather, it promotes regional cooperation on issues that extend beyond jurisdictional boundaries.