Avenue Action Plan
Westside Avenue Action

Sept. 11, 2012
One goal of the Westside Avenue Action Plan is to provide safe, efficient transportation for West Colorado and Manitou avenues.
Community Open House Scheduled for Sept. 18 
A Community Open House has been scheduled for the Westside Avenue Action Plan. The open house provides community members an opportunity to meet project team members, learn first-hand about this transportation study and provide valuable input. The resulting plan will lead to infrastructure improvements which best support long term economic revitalization for the corridor. 
Westside Avenue Action Plan Community Open House:
When: 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 18
Where: Memorial Hall, Manitou Springs City Hall, 606 Manitou Ave.
Stakeholder Committee Workshop Documents 
Posted to Website
A Stakeholder Committee was recently formed for the Westside Avenue Action Plan and first met Aug. 6. Representatives of organizations, business groups, citizens and other constituents in the study area serve on the Stakeholder Committee to provide a vision for corridor transportation infrastructure improvements. The diverse group of about 40 residents, business owners and municipal representatives participated in the Aug. 6 workshop at the Westside Community Center to explore community values and examine existing issues in the 1.5-mile corridor along West Colorado Avenue and Manitou Avenue.


The workshop agenda, presentation, meeting summary and other materials from the meeting are posted on the Westside Avenue Action Plan website. Additional photos from the meeting also are posted on the website.
Stakeholders review a map of the corridor during a discussion of existing issues.

This was the first of three Westside Avenue Action Plan Stakeholder Committee workshops. The next workshop will be scheduled for the fall. 

It's important that transportation and infrastructure improvements for the corridor be planned with a long-term community vision. The project team challenged the stakeholders to visualize the corridor in 25 years; how should it look and how should it function?  What important community values should be reflected in the corridor? To better understand the potential for improvements, attendees looked at many examples of revitalization and streetscape enhancements in other communities. The group also discussed, in detail, infrastructure issues along the corridor. Input from the stakeholders will help guide the study process.

For more information about the Westside Avenue Action Plan, visit www.WestsideAvenuePlan.com. 

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