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PARKING ALTERNATIVES

 

Press Releases

April 25, 2013

Parking Garage Closures during final construction phase
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May 10, 2013
Downtown businesses open during partial closure of Eighth Street
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Contractor Updates

05/13/2013 - 9th & Cooper Update

05/06/2013 - 9th & Cooper Update

04/15/2013 - 9th & Cooper Update

04/08/2013 - 9th & Cooper Update

02/12/2013 - 9th & Cooper Update

02/5/2013 - 9th & Cooper Update

01/22/2013 - 9th & Cooper Update

01/14/2013 - 9th & Cooper Update

01/08/2013 - 9th & Cooper Update

01/02/2013 - 9th & Cooper Update

12/18/2012 - 9th & Cooper Update

12/4/2012 - 8th & Cooper Update - 9th & Cooper Update

11/27/2012 - 8th & Cooper Update - 9th & Cooper Update

11/6/2012 - 8th & Cooper Update - 9th & Cooper Update

10/16/2012 - 8th & Cooper Update - 9th & Cooper Update

10/9/2012 - 8th & Cooper Update - 9th & Cooper Update

10/2/2012 - 8th & Cooper Update - 9th & Cooper Update

9/25/2012 - 8th & Cooper Update - 9th & Cooper Update

9/18/2012 - 8th & Cooper Update - 9th & Cooper Update

9/11/2012 - 8th & Cooper Update - 9th & Cooper Update

9/4/2012 - 8th & Cooper Update - 9th & Cooper Update

8/28/2012 - 8th & Cooper Update - 9th & Cooper Update

8/20/2012 - 8th & Cooper Update - 9th & Cooper Update

8/13/2012 - 8th & Cooper Update - 9th & Cooper Update

8/7/2012 - 8th & Cooper Update - 9th & Cooper Update

7/30/2012 - 8th & Cooper Update - 9th & Cooper Update

7/24/2012 - 8th & Cooper Update - 9th & Cooper Update

7/17/2012 - 8th & Cooper Update - 9th & Cooper Update

7/9/2012 - 8th & Cooper Update - 9th & Cooper Update

7/2/2012 - 8th & Cooper Update - 9th & Cooper Update

6/25/2012 - 8th & Cooper Update - 9th & Cooper Update

6/18/2012 - 8th & Cooper Update - 9th & Cooper Update

6/11/2012 - 8th & Cooper Update - 9th & Cooper Update

6/4/2012 - 8th & Cooper Update - 9th & Cooper Update

5/29/2012 - 8th & Cooper Update - 9th & Cooper Update

5/22/2012 - 8th & Cooper Update - 9th & Cooper Update

5/15/2012 - 8th & Cooper Update - 9th & Cooper Update

5/8/2012 - 8th & Cooper Update - 9th & Cooper Update

5/1/2012 - 8th & Cooper Update - 9th & Cooper Update

Downtown Parking map

ParkingMap

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Frequently Asked Questions

What's the Big Picture on this project?
As a part of a long-term downtown redevelopment, the City of Glenwood Springs and the Downtown Development Authority (DDA); together with Colorado Mountain College (CMC) and Garfield County Public Library District, have partnered on two downtown construction projects, representing an investment of $17 million in infrastructure. The projects are underway now and will be fully complete in late summer or early fall 2013.

 

What are the two projects?

CMC/Library

One is a dual-use building for Colorado Mountain College and the Glenwood Springs Branch Library, a part of the Garfield County Library District. When complete, the building will have 14,000 square feet for the library, 10,000 square feet for CMC, and 65 underground parking spaces. The parking will be used by CMC employees during the business day—and will be available for public parking the rest of the time—on evenings and weekends. The new building will be located at the southwest corner of Eighth Street and Cooper Avenue. Anticipated completion is late summer or early fall 2013.

DDA/City Parking Structure

The other project is a two-story, 150-space public parking structure, being funded and built in a partnership between the City of Glenwood Springs and the Downtown Development Authority. Construction of the parking structure will be completed in early 2013. The new parking structure, located at Ninth Street and Cooper Avenue, is visionary in both form and function: it is prewired to accommodate future charging stations for electric cars, and has important energy-saving details planned. Additionally, the design incorporates LED lighting throughout the structure, with the exception of the inside perimeter of the upper deck walls. LED stands for Light-Emitting Diode, and this type of lighting uses less energy.

 

How many new parking spaces will result from the projects?

Both projects will provide a net gain of 115 public spaces above current parking capacity in the area.

 

Who is the contractor?  And what are the construction details?

FCI Constructors, Inc. is under contract for both projects. Since 1978, FCI has specialized in commercial and light industrial projects in both the public and private sectors, and have become industry leaders in renovation and new construction. FCI has in-state offices in Denver, Durango and Grand Junction, Colorado. In fall 2011, Colorado Biz Magazine ranked FCI Constructors number eight in their list of Top 250 Private Colorado Companies.

In addition to being accomplished building contractors, FCI is committed to service and eliminating inconvenience as much as possible to residents, businesses and individuals during their construction projects. FCI will provide personal, direct updates to residents and businesses near the construction site, and will provide weekly project updates that will be available at the City of Glenwood Springs website at www.cogs.us/parkingalternatives.  

Construction hours will be from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and possibly 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, if necessary to continue work on weekends in order to hit completion deadlines.

As a part of the project, Cooper Avenue will be closed to through traffic on the block between Eighth and Ninth Streets for the duration of construction. The 12-hour Cooper Avenue Public Parking lot, located between the Fire Department and Glenwood First United Methodist Church, will remain open and may be accessed from the south entrance to the lot, from Ninth Street and Cooper Avenue.  Vehicles exiting the parking lot will be directed into the alley heading south and back onto Ninth.

What about downtown parking during construction?

During the construction period, parking in the downtown core between the 800 and 1000 blocks of Cooper Avenue will be limited. Major employers in the downtown, including CMC, the US Forest Service and others are encouraging employees to park outside the core, to leave two-hour parking for shoppers, diners and visitors to the downtown.During construction, the three alternative lots with public 12-hour vehicle parking will be available for employees and visitors to the downtown. They include the lot at Tenth and School Streets, adjacent to the Glenwood Springs Recycling Center, with 91 vehicle spaces; the City Hall Public Parking Lot on Eighth Street with 64 spaces; and the Seventh Street Public Parking Lot, tentatively available beginning May 2012, with 56 spaces.

 

What are the alternatives to driving into (and parking) in the downtown?

The city recognizes the multiple benefits of walking and bicycling, and always encourages these alternatives for commuting to work, running errands, as well as recreation. Walking or riding into the downtown core helps save on personal gas expense, minimizes negative effects to the environment, eases vehicular congestion and helps provide healthy exercise. For these reasons and more, the city encourages walking and cycling to help promote community sustainability, both during construction and into the future. There are more than three dozen bike racks in the Glenwood Springs downtown core to accommodate bicycle parking.
Bus transportation with Roaring Fork Transit Authority and the Ride Glenwood in-town bus transit loop is also encouraged. Bus service times, stops and fares may be found at www.rfta.com  and www.cogs.us .


What are the benefits of these projects to the City of Glenwood Springs?

These projects represent an investment in capital infrastructure of roughly $17 million. With infrastructure projects and improvements put on hold in many other municipalities due to the effects of the recession, the City of Glenwood Springs is unquestionably fortunate to have had the ability and opportunity to make the investment and to pursue these downtown improvement projects.

 

Have we answered all your questions? We hope so! But if there is something specific that we can address, please contact the following individuals:

Additional questions about the downtown construction and parking alternatives may be directed to Rosa Mendez Silver, City of Glenwood Springs Transportation Manager, at 970-384-6437 or rosa.silver@cogs.us or Stan Kiser, FCI, at 970-434-9093 or skiser@fciol.com.

 

Downtown Parking Perks

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