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Riverwalks Article on Wikipedia

Visit this Wikipedia article for links to Riverwalk projects in the US and throughout the world.

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Is there a local group that is forming to discuss this?

Is this just a website, or are you forming a local group?

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Glendale, CO actively brands their River Walk project for economic development.

http://glendaleriverwalk.com/

Colorado River Walks:  The City of Glendale, only 1.3 square miles, is actively promoting their "River Walk" project, a 43 acre master planned mixed use development along Cherry Creek.  Their vision is for a very dense mixed-use office/retail/hotel complex to build an economic engine for their city.  Perhaps not right for Longmont, but another perspective on other cities looking to their waterfronts for inspiration.

The Thinking of the Past.

Current infrastructure such as bridges and roads often reflects a lack of understanding of the dynamics of flooding during the original period it was built.  Todays engineering is much more sophisticated.

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The Corridor can ease Transit Station traffic

THE FLOUR MILL SITE / LOWER DOWNTOWN AREA & FUTURE FASTRACKS TRAFFIC

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Corridor Vision - A variety of approaches of other cities: Breckenridge

Breckenridge's river corridor.

A more natural state.

Get a sense of the FLOODPLAIN.

The SAINT VRAIN's FLOODPLAIN:
Hold out one hand. Let the length of your hand roughly represent the "NATURAL" width of a 100 Year Flood, that is - if a flood had occurred through the Longmont area 200 years ago, before roads and bridges were built.  While meandering, and sometimes splitting, this was on average typically about 300 feet wide.  
NOW - hold your arms out side-to-side, hands extended.  This represents the width of the current 100 year flood, -  over 3,000 feet wide at spots, if it were to occur tomorrow!  Why the difference between the current and the historic widths you may ask?  The answer is that it is a result of a lack of understanding of the impact of bridges and roads built years ago, as well as encroachments upon the river's natural banks by various construction projects over the years.
The Campaign St. Vrain initiative is about 'RESTORATION". 

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

 

CU / Denver Graduate School Student projects

University of Colorado / Denver College of Architecture and Planning Graduate School students and their instructor have worked with the City to analyze and prepare findings and recommendations regarding the St. Vrain River corridor. These class projects were initiated based on a request that the City explore opportunities for redevelopment and master planning along the St. Vrain.

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