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Land Values underutilized

Assessors land value mapNote that on the County Assessor's land value map, the river corridor reflects some of the most underutilized property in the city.  If you were to compare this to a City of Denver, or City of Golden river corridor map, you find find the exact opposite. In these cities, being near the river is VALUED, and the land use nearby reflects that!

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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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"SMART + CONNECTED" COMMUNITIES INSTITTUTE - PLANNING LESSONS

SUSTAINABILITY was the focus of this Boulder conference.  Although you missed it, it is not too late the see the recorded sessions!  (and save yourself a lot of $$'s).  The big concluding lessons to come out of this are that "Smart Cities" are deliberate about their futures, and utilizing innovation pro-actively.  They recognize the changing reality of how the internet is empowering learning and development strategies that are efficient, less expensive, and more effective towards creating sustainable futures for our cities.

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Denver Studies the value of redeveloping land along the river corridors.

Denver continues to reap the benefits of its visionary efforts to re-imagine and rediscover the SOUTH PLATTE RIVER CORRIDOR. This study explores the nearly $5 BILLION dollar potential impact of this initiative, both past and future.

This link opens a pdf file booklet that "outlines what we believe is a visionary concept: to redefine and transform thousands of acres of under-utilized or distressed commercial, industrial and residential real estate assets (Red Fields) through the creation of public park land (Green Fields) in the Denver metro area."

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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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EPA website on wetlands restoration

Wetland restoration is an essential tool in the campaign to protect, improve, and increase wetlands. Wetlands that have been filled and drained retain their characteristic soil and hydrology, allowing their natural functions to be reclaimed. Restoration is a complex process that requires planning, implementation, monitoring, and management. It involves renewing natural and historical wetlands

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Estes Park River Walk Blog

An interesting Blog post about the Estes Park river corridor, and the kayaking, sports and recreational uses that it was intended for.

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