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The SAINT VRAIN RIVER - a THREAT or UNTAPPED ASSET to LONGMONT?

The SAINT VRAIN - an overhanging threat and liability  .... or and tremendous untapped resource and asset to Longmont?

WELCOME to CAMPAIGN SAINT VRAIN.com.  That question is what this site attempts to address. The floodplain of the St. Vrain River widens to over 20 times its historic, natural width in places, due to man-made developments.  This 2,000% increase in floodplain width then flows through an area largely zoned commercial-industrial, threatening water quality, life safety, and the very economy of Longmont.

URGENT NEWS WARNINGS OF ST. VRAIN RIVER FLOODING – NO BIG DEAL OR A GENUINE THREAT?

One often hears of a river as the “lifeblood” of a city.  In the case of the St. Vrain in Longmont, this holds as true as anywhere, and the analogy is befitting.  Think of the river as a major “artery” in the “body” of the city.  Just as most of us seldom think about our arteries, and many people behave in a manner that can clog up and choke-off their arteries, causing a heart attack, so too has Longmont too-long neglected its river. 

City staff presentation to City Council re. the St. Vrain Corridor, at the 2011 annual retreat

Click the above link to view the City Planning Department's - staff presentation to City Council regarding the  St. Vrain Corridor topic as discussed at the 2011 annual City Council retreat at the Xilinx Center.   This links to a PDF presentation given to the Council as background before there Saturday afternoon discussion.  Contains background and executive summary.

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Colorado Brownfields Conference
Event Date: 
Mon, 2011-11-14 (All day) - Tue, 2011-11-15 (All day)
Location: 
Street:
6901 Wadsworth
City:
Arvada
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Province:
Colorado
Country:
United States

Colorado Brownfields Conference features Longmont SE Urban Renewal Area.

www.ColoradoBrownfields.org

Colorado Brownfields Conference

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st & MAIN - Transit Center

Longmont has begun their community outreach and visioning on the 1st & Main Transit Center.  Located near the St. Vrain River Corridor, the succsess of this effort may largely depend on linkage to this vital greenway.

There is an excellent presentation about the vital importance of creating "PLACE", in  the economic well being and flourishing of cities in the future "New Economy". 

TIMES-CALL article discusses City flood preparedness plans

City workers go door to door to warn of possible imminent St. Vrain River flooding.

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Earth Day Celebration
Event Date: 
Sat, 2011-04-16 11:00
Location: 
Street:
Thompson Park
City:
Longmont
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Province:
Colorado
Country:
United States

Celebrate Earth Day.  Thompson Park  11:00 - 3:00.  For more information call 303 651-8446.  Rain day the 23rd.

City Council to create a vision for the SAINT VRAIN River corridor!

".....The Longmont City Council voted to place the St. Vrain River Corridor Vision planning on the work plan for the City for the upcoming year.  This means that the City staff will be preparing a community outreach program to engage residents in their thoughts and ideas about the potentials of this Corridor, and its importance to the City.   ...."

Read the full article at the Times Call at the link attached, ..... and while you're there, why not SUBSCRIBE, to keep posted on the latest news!

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Be Local Northern Colorado

Be Local NOCO - a Localization initiative for Northern Colorado.

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