Proposed site for new Luther Classical College (Google Street View)

CASPER, Wyo. — The Casper City Council will hold a public hearing on Nov. 21, focusing on a zone change to facilitate the development of Luther Classical College.

The hearing will deliberate on a replat and zone change for a 61.51-acre area, currently undeveloped. The proposed Lower Brothers Addition Subdivision, situated south of CY Avenue and west of Hickory Street, includes an 11.93-acre lot designated for the college, according to a memo prepared for the council.

A Closer Look at Luther Classical College

Luther Classical College, set to open in fall 2025, aims to offer a conservative, classical Lutheran education. The college’s curriculum will emphasize Christian culture, confessional Lutheran theology and classical liberal arts, including Latin and history.

With a cap of 300 students, the college ensures a dedicated educational approach, according to its website.

The college is initially planned to be on the Mount Hope Lutheran Church and School campus. Gradual development will include classrooms, a library, an auditorium, offices and student housing.

The Planning and Zoning Commission has backed the rezoning, meeting no public opposition.

Luther Classical College plans to offer degrees in classical liberal arts, forming trade partnerships and apprenticeships. The college is actively seeking accreditation, aligning with its mission to maintain doctrinal integrity.

Implications for the Community and Future Development

The area’s existing zoning includes various residential and business districts. The proposal for the college aligns with the “Neighborhood 3” designation of the Generation Casper Comprehensive Plan, which supports higher density residential and community uses, according to the memo.

The Lower Brothers Subdivision will provide an easement for a future pedestrian trail, enhancing community connectivity. The trail, planned from Wyoming Boulevard to CY Avenue, is partially developed.

With City Hall under renovation, the council will meet at The Lyric, 230 W. Yellowstone Highway, at 6 p.m. with a pre-meeting at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be public and streamed on the City of Casper’s YouTube channel.