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Posted on: April 19, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Input Requested for Downtown Glenwood Design Standard Overlay District

Downtown Overlay Design District Listening Sessions

Public invited to listening sessions on April 26 at the Community Center

Residents, businesses, building owners and Glenwood Springs community members are invited to participate in listening sessions on Wednesday, April 26 regarding a potential downtown design standard overlay district. The purpose of the district would be to enhance the pedestrian-oriented business and character in the central core to support an active, vibrant street life. There will be two sessions, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Glenwood Springs Community Center (100 Wulfsohn Rd, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601). Join us for whichever option works best for your schedule. 

“To determine the best path forward, we want to collaborate with the community to discuss what vitality and vibrancy should look like downtown, how we can achieve that goal, overlay boundaries, and more,” said Economic and Community Development Director Hannah Klausman. “We will look to participants for insights and ideas in formulating the form and function of this potential design overlay.” 

Individuals unable to participate in the in-person sessions may alternatively share comments online. Materials will be posted for review and comment on the project webpage on Friday, April 21. 

Background and Discussion

Following recommendations from Planning and Zoning Commission and discussions with City Council, the idea of adding a downtown design overlay district is to put policy in place to promote downtown vibrancy. An overlay district, sometimes known as an overlay zone, is a geographic zoning district layered on top of another existing zoning district, or districts, that implements additional regulations. This would be part of the City's development code. Like other zoning regulations, overlay districts can control building codes and urban design, permitted land use, density, and other factors. 

In addition to hearing from the community which aspects of downtown should be preserved, what we want to see more or less of, and what vibrancy should look like downtown, the City also would like to hear discussion on ground floor uses and boundaries for the potential district. ###

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