HOW WOULD YOU IMPROVE YOUR URBAN WATERWAY?
The second round of public meetings for the Urban Waterways Restoration Study is coming up. The purpose of this study is to identify restorative improvements to three major urban waterways in the City and County of Denver which include Harvard Gulch, Weir Gulch and the South Platte River from 6th Ave to 58th Ave.
The first round of public meetings was held in April and May, 2015. Based on public input and other data, preliminary alternatives are being developed to achieve habitat and ecosystem restoration, flood risk reduction, and enhanced recreational opportunities.
Round 2 of the public process will be an opportunity to learn about the proposed preliminary alternatives under consideration as well as provide feedback and comment.
The meetings are:
Weir Gulch: Tues, Sept. 15, 5:30 - 7:30pm, Barnum Rec Center, 360 W. Hooker St.
South Platte River: Wed, Sept. 16, 5:30 - 7:30pm, REI, 1416 Platte St.
Harvard Gulch: Wed, Sept. 30, 5:30 - 7:30pm, Harvard Gulch Rec Center, 550 E. Iliff Ave.
All three meetings will begin with an open-house format at 5:30pm followed by a 45-minute presentation of the preliminary alternatives at 6pm. The meetings will then resume an open house format until 7:30pm to provide participants with an opportunity to speak directly with project team members.
Partners in this effort include the City and County of Denver (CCD), the Urban Drainage and Flood Control District (UDFCD), US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB), and The Greenway Foundation. A meeting in the spring of 2016 will seek public input on the draft recommendations for all three study areas.
The project web site www.DenverWaterways.com, is a good source of background and updated project information as well as an ongoing opportunity for public input for those who cannot attend the public meetings. Public comments received via the website and first round of meetings are posted on the website along with project team responses.
For more information please email Lisa Zoeller (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Nora Neureiter (email@example.com).