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AFTER THE FLOOD

While it is heartbreaking that the inevitable flood event has finally occurred, we should be grateful that no one was seriously injured, or even killed - a miracle considering the magnitude of the event. This is a testament to the preparedness of Emergency Services and its Director Dan Eamon.  Good job Dan and crew, and the entire response team!

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WHY LONGMONT MUST ACT NOW TO RE-ENVISION THE ST. VRAIN RIVER CORRIDOR.

THE ST. VRAIN RIVER CORRIDOR – LONGMONT’S GREATEST WASTED ASSET!
Why re-envisioning Longmont’s St. Vrain River Corridor from an industrial-commercial no-man’s land to a vital, thriving, high-density, mixed-used, transit-oriented, “smart-growth” corridor is vital to do now!
WHY NOW, WHY LONGMONT, WHY THE ST. VRAIN? –
THE TOP TEN DOZEN REASONS, - EXPLAINED:

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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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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.

Longmont To Launch Community Outreach Campaign

In February, the Longmont City Council voted to direct city Planning staff to commence a community outreach campaign regarding the St. Vrain River corridor re-envisioning process.  The planning department has indicated that this will begin in June.  If interested in participating, check in with our site regularly for updates.

The GREENWAY FOUNDATION, and more....

Related Denver groups supporting their River Corridor Environments:

The Greenway Foundation
(303) 455-7109           (303) 455-7109     
5299 DTC Blvd Ste 710
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

SPREE (South Platte River Environmental Education)
(303) 743-9720             (303) 743-9720     
610 S Jason St

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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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What Do These Have in Common?

What do the areas of: Downtown, the Twin Peaks Mall, the Farmers Market, Boulder County Fairgrounds, and the Fastracks Station/Bus Station all have in common?

What do the issues of "economic vitality", City "branding", creating a walkable community, new business development, jobs, the airport, retail leakage, recreation, environmental protection, water stewardship ... and more.... all have in common?

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