City holds open house on Confluence Plan update |

City holds open house on Confluence Plan update

Transportation Responsibility & YouSabrina HarrisGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado
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The city of Glenwood Springs and its consultants, RNL, invite the community to attend its Confluence Plan update open house. The open house will take place from 5:30-7 p.m. Sept. 27, at the Glenwood Springs Baptist Church, 407 W. Seventh St. The purpose of this open house is to present the process utilized and results of the work sessions held in August, and to solicit public comment and feedback on the proposed updates to the Confluence Plan.

In August, the city invited the public to participate in two days of intense work sessions to review the original Confluence Plan which was created in October 2003. The plan visualizes the long-term future of the confluence area between Eighth Street and the Colorado River. The main discussion was focused on the extension of Eighth Street to Midland Avenue. In the original plan, the intersection would have gone underneath the railroad tracks in an underpass. Now the idea is to move the tracks east toward City Hall to facilitate an at-grade crossing. This review also questions whether the city should consider more residential development or attainable housing with the space vacated by the current wastewater treatment plant, which will move out of town in the next few years. City staff and their consultants encourage the public to attend tomorrow’s updated Confluence Plan open house as they reveal the proposed updates from the August work sessions to the Confluence Plan. The open house is designed to provide opportunities for public participation in the decision-making process regarding future improvement projects within our community. Please do your part by attending this meeting and providing your comments and feedback. Your input is important to us and the community. Help us make this special place in our community the best it can be.

The city of Glenwood Springs would like to thank all who attended and participated in all of the intense work sessions and the many that provided vital comments and feedback throughout this project. For additional information regarding the Confluence Plan open house or for public comments, contact Mike McDill, city engineer, at 384-6413 or

Sabrina Harris is transportation manager for the city of Glenwood Springs.

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