Rifle park, redevelopment win Downtown Colorado awards | PostIndependent.com

Rifle park, redevelopment win Downtown Colorado awards

RIFLE, Colorado – Downtown Colorado Inc. announced Tuesday that projects in Rifle – Centennial Park and the East Second Street redevelopment – are two of the 10 winners of the 2011 Governor’s Awards for Downtown Excellence.

The winners will be honored at the 2011 Governor’s Awards Gala on Sept. 22 in Durango.

Centennial Park, a linear park that runs along Rifle Creek in downtown Rifle, won the statewide award for Best Downtown Park.

The East Second Street redevelopment project, a joint effort by the city of Rifle and the Garfield Library District to build the library, civic plaza and parking structure, won the Best Smart Growth Downtown award.

Other communities winning awards in 2011 are Montrose, Milliken, Boulder, Louisville, Manitou Springs and Denver.

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