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Union Reservoir Trail

This is the project website for the Union Reservoir Trail and Union Reservoir Recreational Master Plan. For more information regarding Union Reservoir fees, hours and activities, please visit the Union Reservoir website.

Project News

Public Meetings

Public Meeting Summaries

Project Information

Union Reservoir Recreational Master Plan

Reservoir Enlargement Study

Project History

Project News

October 25, 2013

The Union Reservoir Trail project is currently on hold. In the current budget process, funding is requested in 2015 to complete design of the partial trail alignment described below with funding for construction requested in 2016.

City Council Direction - Preferred Trail Alignment

The preferred trail alignment was presented to City Council on April 16, 2013. Meeting minutes can be found on the City Council website here: http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/city_council/minutes/index.htm. In summary, City Council directed staff to re-design the trail as an out-and-back/partial trail alignment on the west and south sides of the reservoir, with no trail recommended on the north and east sides due to private property, environmental and agricultural impacts. Implementation and construction of the partial trail alignment will be prioritized among other projects throughout the City and will be considered for funding as part of the Capital Improvement Program, but is not currently funded for construction.

Below are links to the Preferred Trail Alignment as presented to City Council. The plan will be updated to reflect the out-and-back/partial alignment recommended by City Council when design continues.

Preferred Trail Alignment

Photo Board

Environmental Recommendations

Policy Recommendations

Public Meetings

The public meetings listed below are for the Union Reservoir Trail project. The public process for the Union Reservoir Recreational Master Plan is complete and is outlined in the Master Plan Report.

MEETINGS: Look here for meeting dates and times!

Check prior to the meeting to confirm the date or time hasn't changed!

Meeting # Date Time Place Topic
1(complete) Was held 4/24/2012 5:00 PM Union Reservoir, Main Picnic Area Public Scoping Meeting to identify potential issues, opportunities & constraints that should be considered during the design of the trail project
2(complete)

Was held 6/6/2012

5:30 PM

Union Reservoir, Main Picnic Area

Discuss environmental assessment with Walsh Environmental

3(complete) Was held 10/17/2012 5:30 PM

Union Reservoir, Main Picnic Area

Neighbor Stakeholder Meeting - neighbor input on opportunities, constraints, goals and objectives for the trail
4(complete) Was held 10/18/2012 6:30 - 8 PM Sunset Campus Public Meeting to obtain input on opportunities, constraints, goals and objectives for the trail
5(complete) Was held 12/6/2012 6 - 7:30 PM Sunset Campus Public meeting to obtain input on trail alternatives
6(complete) Was held 1/30/2013 5:30 - 7 PM Sunset Campus City of Longmont Resident Feedback Panel Focus Group Meeting to obtain input on trail alternatives
7(complete)

Was held

2/27/2013

6 - 8 PM Sunset Campus

Public meeting to review and discuss preferred trail alignment

8(complete) Was held 3/11/13 7 PM City Council Chambers PRAB Meeting - Present preferred trail alignment to the Parks, Recreation & Advisory Board
9(complete) Was held 4/16/13 7 PM City Council Chambers City Council Study Session - Present preferred trail alignment to City Council

*All meetings will be held at Parks Administration Sunset Campus building: 7 South Sunset Street, Longmont unless otherwise noted. The Sunset Campus building is west across Sunset Street from Izaak Walton Pond.

If you need daycare, special assistance or translation in order to attend the meeting, please call Maria Tostado at 303-651-8601.

Once the above public meetings are concluded, Staff will present the recommended trail alignment to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and City Council for approval. Please check here for all meeting updates!

Public Meeting Summaries

(12/6/12) Meeting #5 - Trail Alternatives

Trail alignment alternatives for the Union Reservoir Trail were presented at a public workshop on December 6th. Below are links to the trail alignment maps and corresponding opportunities and constraints pertaining to alignments in each of the 4 quadrants of the map. The overall map is provided as well, however, the quadrant maps provide a more detailed view of the proposed alignments in each quadrant. Please note that the trail alignment alternatives are depicted in segments. The ultimate trail alignment could be any combination of the segments shown, resulting in a full loop or any portion of the loop.

Meeting Notes

Full Map

Southwest Quadrant Map

Southwest Quadrant Opportunities & Constraints

Southeast Quadrant Map

Southeast Quadrant Opportunities & Constraints

Northeast Quadrant Map

Northeast Quadrant Opportunities & Constraints

Northwest Quadrant Map

Northwest Quadrant Opportunities & Constraints

(10/17/12) Meeting #4 - Opportunities & Constraints

(10/18/12) Meeting #3 - Neighbor Stakeholders

Below are links to meeting notes and materials that were distributed at the Neighborhood Stakeholder Meeting on October 17, 2012 and the Public Workshop on October 18th. Thank you to all who attended and provided input!

Meeting Notes

Opportunities & Constraints Map

Goals & Objectives

Project Schedule

(4/24/12) Meeting #1 - Scoping

A public meeting was held on Tuesday, April 24th, 2012 to gather input on opportunities, constraints and potential issues that should be considered during the design of the trail project. Below is a summary of the meeting and DRAFT timeline for the project.

4/24/12 Meeting Summary

DRAFT Project Timeline – Design

DRAFT Project Timeline – Construction

Project Information

Trail Goals & Objectives

Environmental

2012 Union Reservoir Wetland Delineation & Special Species Status Report

Union Reservoir Recreational Master Plan

A recreational master plan study began in 2007 but was never adopted. Efforts continued in 2011 and the updated Union Reservoir Recreational Master Plan was adopted by City Council on February 14, 2012.

Union Reservoir Master Plan Report

2011 Overall Plan

2011 Southwest Plan

2011 East Plan

Reservoir Enlargement Study

The Union Reservoir Enlargement Study is a separate project but the future shoreline is reflected in the Recreational Master Plan. This study estimates an increased surface area of the reservoir by approximately 26% - 33% depending on final configuration of the enlargement. More information on the Enlargement Study can be found here:

Link to Union Reservoir Enlargement Study

Project History

The City of Longmont Natural Resources Division began the Union Reservoir Master Plan project in 2007 with a large amount of public input.  Highlights of the Reservoir history include: