For Immediate Release March 17, 2014
Staff Contact: Rigo Leal, Public Information Officer, 303-651-8840
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Longmont Hosting Open House to Discuss St. Vrain Blueprint Project
March 17, 2014 - The City of Longmont is conducting an open house from 5:30 pm until 7:30 pm on Thursday, March 20, 2013 at the D Barn, 136 South Main St. The open house will display initial concepts for the St. Vrain Blueprint, a study considering flood improvements to the St. Vrain River, the design of the greenway, and the redevelopment potential of properties adjacent to the river. Alternative bridge designs for the Main Street and South Pratt Parkway bridges will also be on display. Participants will be able to view the initial concepts and the alternative bridge designs, discuss the project with the consultants and staff, and provide feedback on the project.
The City of Longmont has been conducting engineering studies on how to reduce flood hazards along the St. Vrain River. The channel improvements proposed will allow the river channel to convey the 100-year flood waters. The improvements will also result in the removal of properties adjacent to the river from the 100-year flood plain.
Last summer, in conjunction with the engineering studies, the City of Longmont began the St. Vrain Blueprint study. One goal of the St. Vrain Blueprint study is to explore, and develop a vision for special public places along the Greenway. Another important goal of the study is to develop policies to guide future decisions about potential redevelopment on properties adjacent to the river corridor. The study will also identify the potential for trail linkages between the Greenway and the Downtown, Twin Peaks Mall, Harvest Junction Commercial Center, Boulder County Fairgrounds, proposed Dickens Farm Park, and the overall city-wide trail system.
The St. Vrain Blueprint study was delayed due to the flood event of September 2013. The process has recently re-commenced with a completion date later this summer. Working with a full range of citizens and property owners is important to reflecting all the interests of Longmont in this effort. Community meetings will be held during the study to solicit public input and feedback on ideas and recommendations.
For more information on the project, visit project website at www.StVrainBlueprint.com or contact:
City Manager’s Office