The City of Glenwood Springs Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting a Two Rivers Park Shoreline enhancement charrette on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 21-22, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center.
The charrette process will be used to create a working design of shoreline elements and improvements and assist in the planning and funding of the project. What does a charrette do?
Saves time and money through
* Reduced rework via short design feedback loops
* Time-compressed work sessions
* Creation of broad support from community members, professionals, and staff
Increases probability for implementation through
* An integrated team design process
* Early focus on engineering and finance
* Bringing all decision makers together for a compressed period of time
Promotes trust between citizens and government through
* Meaningful public involvement and education in which input may effect the outcome
* The building of long-term community goodwill
* Broad stakeholder involvement – no one takes over
Results in the best sustainable design through
* Integrating all viewpoints throughout design
* Uninterrupted, focused team design sessions
* Design based on shared guiding principles
The community is invited to attend a public open house at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, June 22, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center to view the conceptual design that is being created through the collaborative efforts of the City Council, River Commission, Planning and Zoning Commission, Parks and Recreation Commission and designers of shoreline improvements along this section of the Colorado River.