DDA seeks ideas for next downtown projects
Have some ideas about how to make downtown Glenwood Springs more accessible, vibrant and enjoyable with the next round of public improvements?
The Glenwood Downtown Development Authority would like to hear from the public at a special “brainstorming” session from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Hotel Denver’s Loft meeting room.
A follow-up discussion will also take place at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library to begin to refine and prioritize the ideas that come out of this week’s meeting.
Recently, the DDA began work to begin planning and designing several new downtown-area improvements, building on the streetscape work done last year along Seventh Street and Cooper Avenue.
The DDA has selected two design firms to further develop some of the concepts that have already been discussed.
Those efforts will focus on the north side of Seventh Street, the area underneath the planned new Grand Avenue Bridge in the 700 block of Grand, the area at Sixth and Laurel on the north end of the new bridge, and designing a possible downtown entryway monument.
“This first workshop is to find out what people are looking for in to help make the downtown area more appealing,” Leslie Bethel, executive director for the DDA, said. “Then we can begin narrowing down and prioritizing some of those ideas.”
During the day Thursday, project consultants will also be out and about gathering ideas from people who are out in the downtown area, she said.
Bethel said various stakeholders, including downtown property owners, public officials and business owners and managers, are expected to attend. The evening will also involve smaller focus group sessions.
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