Northern Mountains Region Advisory Panel Assessment Reports
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Clear Creek County (2017): Downtown Colorado, Inc. (DCI) facilitated a Housing Strategy Workshop in Clear Creek County on November 9th, 2017. The workshop brought together public and private sector stakeholders from the County and region, as well as experts and leaders from around the state. The focus was on affordable and workforce housing development and financing in a rural environment.Fraser (2010): In August, 2010 DCI visited the Town of Fraser to help them streamline the community planning process and enhance the physical appearance of the town. DCI provided them a list of recommendations and next steps to accomplish these and other problems to enhance the downtown area.
Grand Lake (2013): In
March, 2013 DCI visited Grand Lake to develop strategies for existing
businesses, and to attract new ones to their downtown area to increase their economic development. DCI helped the town develop a vision and engage and mobilize stakeholders to implement projects like a streetscape and increase the towns revenue.
Hayden (2009): In 2009 DCI went to Hayden to help provide guidance for the Town’s downtown development goals. The town is transient and sandwiched between a major retail location and a major resort town. DCI came up with recommendations to make Hayden's downtown more than just a pass-through by developing a plan for a consistent business district.
Idaho Springs (2012): In May, 2012 DCI to address many concerns of the town, including how to handle a growing population. CDOT maintenance and expansion work on I-70, increased pressure on Idaho Springs’ existing roads, and a plan for Miner Street. DCI helped Idaho Springs navigate the legalities and options that are available for their projects and challenges.
Kremmling (2013): DCI
visited the town of Kremmling in April, 2013 to help give the community tools
and resources to accomplish their desired vision of downtown, making Kremmling more than a stopping point along the highway. Kremmling wanted to explore creative district opportunities, new revenue streams, and ways to bolster outdoor recreation. DCI's recommendations included mobilizing the towns wealth of volunteers, accessing resources, and improving communications from word of mouth.
Silverthorne (2011): Silverthorne asked DCI in March, 2011 to help them identify ways to develop a downtown core for the town itself. DCI helped them understand legal and practical steps they could take to develop a downtown core along Highway 9 and the Blue River.