Downtown polled on wing street |

Downtown polled on wing street

Staff Report

GLENWOOD SPRINGS – City Council soon will know where downtown business and property owners stand on the redevelopment of the east side wing street that connects Grand Avenue with 7th Street.

Registered letters were sent out by the city to businesses in the 700 through 900 blocks of Cooper, Grand and Colorado avenues asking for a simple yes or no answer on whether to close the wing street to vehicles.

“Are you in favor of the redevelopment of the East Wing Street including the permanent closure of the Wing Street to create a pedestrian-only area and a pedestrian/bike ramp which meets the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) requirements?” the letter asks.

Below the question is an area where “yes” or “no” can be checked off.

The letter asks for a reply within seven days. Once tallied, the results will be released at or just before City Council’s June 19 meeting, when council could decide whether to close the street.

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