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Glenwood Springs holds open house on city’s comprehensive plan

John Gardner
Post Independent Staff
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – The Glenwood Springs Community Development Department is hosting a community open house this Wednesday, Feb. 24, to inform residents on the city’s comprehensive plan.

This Wednesday’s open house is the third public meeting regarding the plan, and Glenwood senior planner Gretchen Ricehill is hoping for a good turnout. She said that the previous meetings have seen between 50 to 60 people in attendance.

“We would like to see more,” she admitted, “but the interesting thing is that it’s not the same people showing up. Each time we are serving a new selection of people.”

This open house will be a more informal meeting. Where previous meetings were informational presentations only, this event will have separate booths set up with information regarding specific aspects of the plan such as housing, transportation, economics, natural environment, the built environment, infrastructure and services.

The presentation will only be part of the open house and people can show up anytime during the open house hours and still get all the information.

“There will still be a presentation, but they don’t have to watch it if they choose not to,” Ricehill said.

The focus of Wednesday’s meeting will be a list of preferred alternatives for future growth compiled from community feedback through surveys and previous meetings.

The public open house is this Wednesday, Feb. 24, from 5-8 p.m. at the Glenwood Springs Community Center located at 100 Wulfsohn Road in Glenwood Springs. An informational presentation will take place from 6-7 p.m.

The focus of this meeting will be on the preferred alternative scenarios, which are based on the results of community and neighborhood meetings and outreach events, surveys, and individual comments that were received throughout the past year.

Several steering committee meetings will be held after this meeting to help guide the direction of the plan and aid in the development of specific goals and policies.

Over the next several months a draft plan will be developed and public hearings will be held for consideration of plan approval. Public comment will be welcomed at the public hearings, as well. The time and location for those public meetings will be published on the city’s website, and in the Post Independent.

For more information, or for people who cannot attend the open house but would like to provide a comment to the Glenwood Springs Community Development Department, log on to

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