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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. 

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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NOTE - SEE ALSO LEFT SIDEBAR

Below is an overall listing of "PROJECT" - tagged items. For more specific project types, i.e. Local, State-wide, etc., please see the Left Nav bar - "PROJECTS & INITIATIVES".

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". 

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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