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Bond Park Redevelopment To Continue


The Town of Estes Park has hired Chroma Design to design and manage the construction for the 2012 redevelopment work in Bond Park. Public input will be sought on the proposed design during the spring, and construction is tentatively planned for October of 2012.

This year’s redevelopment of Bond Park will include some of the features outlined in Phase Five of the Bond Park Master Plan. They include the southwest and southeast entry plazas, and a small plaza and a seating wall near Elkhorn Ave., a family area, additional planters and a monument sign for the park. Construction costs will be determined through the contractor bidding process after the design is complete.

During the work on Bond Park, the Town will also oversee repairs to the 100-block of MacGregor Ave., which was reconstructed as part of the first phases of Bond Park’s redevelopment. After it was determined that the road was not built to specification, contractor Cornerstone Construction Concepts, Inc. agreed to repair the road at no additional cost to the Town, with the exception of any changes the Town may make to the contract specifications.

The Bond Park Master Plan recommended Phase Two as the next step to follow Phases One and Three, which took place in 2011. However, a stakeholder committee has determined that the next phase should be some elements of Phase Five including the hardscape plaza along Elkhorn Ave.

Included in the 2011 phases of Bond Park’s redevelopment were the reconstruction of the 100-block of MacGregor Ave. and Park Lane to accommodate special event tents, removing them from the grass. These phases included infrastructure improvements to lighting and electrical, irrigation and drainage systems which laid the foundation for future phases of redevelopment.

In 2009, the Town initiated a process to redesign Bond Park to make it a more user-friendly space for residents and visitors. The process included online public voting, community forums, stakeholder meetings, a public survey, and focus group interviews with representatives from the community. The resulting Bond Park Master Plan divides Bond Park’s redevelopment into six possible phases that the Town can consider and complete as funding becomes available.

For more information or to view the Bond Park Master Plan, please visit www.estes.org/news. Current Projects or contact the Town of Estes Park Public Works Department at 970-577-3587. To receive Town news and/or meeting agendas by email, please email townadmin@estes.org.

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