Moving Forward Together

The City of Glenwood Springs is excited to announce that the “Glenwood: Moving Forward Together” Project – the U.S. EPA Brownfields Area-Wide Planning Effort is underway.

Using funding from an EPA grant, the City is creating a strategy to tie together the Confluence Redevelopment, 6th Street Corridor Master Plan, 7th Street Beautification project and Two Rivers Park. Together with expert consultants and community stakeholders, the City will use this grant to develop an implementation plan to revitalize the brownfields located along the Colorado and Roaring Fork Rivers in the City’s core, including a 5-acre site where the City’s decommissioned wastewater treatment plant is located. The planning area covered by the grant also includes the 5-acre CDOT Engineering and Maintenance site across Devereux Road from Two Rivers Park and the 27.4-acre Holly Quarry site near the Iron Mountain Hot Springs/Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park.

Project Timeline

Fall 2017

Project Kickoff - September 21, 2017

October - Tour + Stakeholder Meetings

November - Public Open House


January - Community Workshops

March 20 - Community Workshop, Noon-8PM
See progress and provide feedback,
Morgridge Commons (815 Cooper Ave. / Above the Library)

Fall - Development of Draft Area Wide Plan


February - Draft Area Wide Plan

Early 2019 - Final Area Wide Plan Adoption

  1. Jennifer Ooton

    Assistant City Manager, Economic & Community Dev

Area Wide Meeting
Glenwood Springs Area Wide Map

See Presentation from January Community Workshop

Community Roundtable Slide

Confluence Area Alternatives and Evaluations

Schematic Reuse Plan Image

What is the project going to achieve?

  • Evaluating previous planning documents for the study area in the context of each other in order to achieve a cohesive whole.
  • Developing strategies for the missing pieces - filling in the gaps
  • Advancing the plan recommendations primarily for the focused reuse sites to a great level of detail in order to determine a preferred feasible scenario.
  • Clearly define the specific public physical improvements required to advance projects toward realization
  • Defining fundamental design criteria for public projects and determine inconsistencies in policies that inform private investment
  • Prepare a specific list of top priority projects and actions needed to advance the vision.