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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.

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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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". 

River Corridor Develpment Drives Pueblo Economy

Pueblo's Arkansas River Corridor has garnered 100's of millions in investment funding, helping to drive the economy of the city.  What Longmont does will be different, perhaps more of a natural river stewardship approach, perhaps with linkage to Twin Peaks or Longmont's downtown, or the Count Fairgrounds.  Whatever route the city takes, what exists now needs to be re-examined.  Read more about Pueblo's approach at the attached article: 

CU/ Denver Student Project LINKS

University of Colorado – Denver, School of Architecture and Planning, Planning Studio II fall 2010 class final report on Revitalization Proposals for Longmont’s St. Vrain River Corridor
http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/planning/documents/UCDStVrainCorridorfinalr...
University of Colorado – Denver, School of Architecture and Planning, Public Policy and Regulation Spring 2010 group presentation #1 on River Corridor Overlay Zone and Urban Agriculture Form-Base Zone

The Saint Vrain and FasTracks

“SAVOR”LONGMONT -  (A PROPOSED INITATIVEFOR THE ST. VRAIN RIVER CORRIDOR)

THE RIVER CORRIDOR: IT’S CONNECTION TO DOWNTOWN, THE TWIN PEAKS MALL, FASTRACKS, AND THE FUTURE.

FASTRACKS AND THE SAINT VRAIN

RTD   FASTRACKS

 

Pueblo lauches $100 million River Corridor District push

The city of Pueblo, Colorado has launched an ambitious progrom to create an E District for economic improvent centered around their river corridor.  Much more ambitious than anything Longmont might want to do, but an example of how other cities are finding the value inherent in their river corridor areas.

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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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