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New Glenwoodbuilding receivesGovernor’s Award

Post Independent Writer

A newly constructed building in downtown Glenwood Springs is among a select few in the state to earn the Governor’s Award for Downtown Excellence. The building, visible from the Grand Avenue Bridge and from many places downtown, was chosen as one of three winners in the Best Design Project category. It is located at 701 Grand Ave. “After determining that the existing structures did not contribute to the historic character of Glenwood Springs, the Glenwood Springs Downtown Development Authority decided to replace them with a complementary infill project,” a news release on the award said. The 701 Grand Building is a unique private enterprise supported by the community for the principle of its design, revitalization, and mixed use, the release said, adding that its design focused on integrating details that reflect nearby historic buildings.Red sandstone wainscot is reminiscent of the nearby Hot Springs Building, Hotel Colorado and the train depot. The combination of sympathetic design, partnership, the use of local materials and local contractors makes this project a winner, the news release said. Key partners in the building’s design are the city of Glenwood Springs, Glenwood Springs Downtown Development Authority, King Property Management, Doug Harr P.C. Architect and the Frontier Historical Society. Key partners in the building’s design are the city of Glenwood Springs, Glenwood Springs Downtown Development Authority, King Property Management, Doug Harr P.C. Architect and the Frontier Historical Society.


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