Commencing in March of 2016, the Town of Lyons kicked-off a planning process that included 10 public meetings. The purpose this process was to develop a plan that would help to inform any future development in any of the areas outside of town limits that are within the boundaries of the Lyons Primary Planning Area. These LPPA boundaries were established by a 2012 Intergovernmental Agreement with Boulder County. According to state statutes, a municipality must have a Three-Mile Plan in place before any annexations can be finalized. So not only will the LPPA Master Plan guide future decisions on development and land uses in the planning area, it will also satisfy the Three-Mile Plan state requirement.