In the News at 1st & Main, Update, March 12, 2012
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City of Longmont Transportation Planner
Longmont Moves Ahead with 1st& Main Station Plan
Residents Invited to Weigh-In on Redevelopment Plans
During March 19 Community Meeting
Longmont, Colo. (March 12, 2012) −Plans for reinvestment around the 1st & Main Station neighborhood will be unveiled during a community meeting from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, March 19 at the Longmont Public Library, 409 4th Ave. A presentation will take place at 7 p.m. Additional parking is accessible underground from Emery Street.
In collaboration with stakeholders, elected officials, and the project team, the public is invited to view the redevelopment plans for the station area and offer feedback. The plans are a first step toward revitalizing the area surrounding First Avenue and Main Street, which includes the southern gateway to our downtown, the former Butterball properties and the Southeast Urban Renewal Area. This meeting represents the last phase of the 10-month study, which is expected to be complete in April.
The City of Longmont is moving forward to complete the study, which is examining short, mid-, and long-range land use strategies for the area. The study will also help determine transit, pedestrian, bicycle and auto connections at the future regional transportation center. “The 1st& Main Station project is a redevelopment plan for the city’s transportation center and a neighborhood revitalization effort,” said Phil Greenwald, City of Longmont Transportation Planner.
This neighborhood is underutilized and needs assistance,” said David Starnes, the City’s Redevelopment Program Manager. “It is a key piece in enhancing our southern gateway to the community and to downtown Longmont.”
The redevelopment plan is meant to be flexible and, based on RTD’s long term plans,retains the key critical uses of the site as Longmont’s transportation hub with pedestrian and bicycle connections,while improving connections and access to the greenway/river district. The plan is also designed to change in reaction to the market with regard to residential, commercial and retail uses that could be developed over time. Connections to transit is something we continue to work toward what is envisioned to be a walkable, livable neighborhood, designed to bring some of the future growth back into downtown and reshape Longmont as a destination city,” said Greenwald.
For more information about the project, or for special accommodations for the March 19 public meeting, send an email to email@example.com or call (303) 651-8335. More information is available on the project website: www.ci.longmont.co.us/firstandmain
For more information about the 1st & Main Station Transit and Revitalization Plan,
contact Phil Greenwald at: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at: 303-651-8335