Sheridan County is requesting proposals from professional planning firms interested in providing services to update the Sheridan County Comprehensive Plan, 2008* covering the unincorporated portions of the county. The purpose of the plan is to direct the coordinated, efficient, and orderly development of Sheridan County that, based on an analysis of past trends, and futures needs, best promote the public health, safety, morals and general welfare.
Sheridan County (2,527 sq. miles) is located in northern Wyoming. With a total estimated 2017 population of 30,210, Sheridan County ranks #7 in the state, and has experienced an annual growth rate of about 0.5%. The population of those residing outside the incorporated municipalities of Sheridan, Dayton, Ranchester and Clearmont is 10,405.
The county’s landscape is dominated by agricultural land-uses typical of semi-arid regions of the Intermountain West and serves as a regional service and transportation hub. Rapid coalbed methane extraction and production activities overlaid these traditional activities when the 2008 plan was prepared. Energy development has since nearly vanished from the county. Urban areas are witnessing a resurgent manufacturing component that could spur population growth and construction. Rural residential development - a result of the powerful urge to live in, and be a part of, the county’s beautiful natural surroundings- continues to be a consistent driving force.
Changes have occurred since the original plan’s adoption. It is time once again to evaluate, and where necessary, re-establish the county's values and aspirations concerning its future.
For a complete copy of the RFP and additional information, please contact:
Sheridan County Public Works Department
Mark Reid, County Planner
224 S. Main Street
Proposals shall be submitted not later than 5:00 PM, August 31, 2018