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New “parklets” installed along Mountain Avenue

The installation of the Durango, Colorado-based MODSTREET modular parklets is part of Colorado’s Revitalizing Main Streets Program. In March 2021, the state legislature allocated $30 million to this CDOT program. The goal is to implement transport-related projects that will improve safety and yield long-term benefits to community main streets.

San Luis Valley creative placemaking challenge

CENTER — Downtown Colorado, Inc. (DCI) and Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA) are pleased to announce the San Luis Valley Creative Placemaking Challenge. The project will work with a variety of San Luis Valley partners including the towns of Antonito, Center, La Jara, and San Luis to create placemaking installations that invite ideas and entrepreneurial solutions from the people of the San Luis Valley.

Bump-outs for Businesses

Bump-Out program n response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the city of Durango and Business Improvement District (BID) created the Bump-Out program to encourage outdoor dining and business activity in downtown Durango. This temporary program allows businesses along Main Avenue and 2nd Avenue to use parking spaces and adjacent parts of the right-of-way for outdoor seating, …

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Colorado mountain towns rebound – and then some – from coronavirus

Despite grim projections, many communities saw waves of in-state visitors John Norton, Gunnison County’s tourism czar, was talking to his board last April. The ski resort had closed abruptly. Lodging and restaurants were closed. Visitors were being told to leave. The pandemic was triggering a panic in tourist-based economies across the country. A board member …

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24 of Colorado’s coolest outdoor dining rooms, from yurts and chalets to bubbles and gondolas

Looking for a winter escape? Try these exceptional al fresco set-ups from Denver to Aspen, Telluride and beyond. Leave it to an industry at its lowest point to come up with some tip-top solutions in order to stay afloat this season. From Denver to Grand Junction and every mountain town in between, restaurants are filling …

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Look: New Dining Parklets Pop Up in Downtown Grand Junction

New dining parklets have popped up in downtown Grand Junction. Take a look at the new dining parklets which will allow restaurants to have additional seating. Something new has appeared in downtown Grand Junction and it’s not the face masks on the statues. Downtown Grand Junction now has dining parklets. These dining parklets resemble an extended …

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