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Help Design The Estes Park Visitor Center Transit Facility And Parking Structure

NewstownshuttlesAttend workshops Sept. 4-6 and take the online survey by Sept. 2

Community members are invited to join the Town of Estes Park and consultants to begin designing the Estes Park Transit Facility and Parking Structure, which will be constructed by summer 2014 east of the Estes Park Visitor Center at 500 Big Thompson Avenue. Community input is encouraged early — during workshops and via email September 4-6. Another way to provide input is through a five-minute online survey available at www.estes.org through September 2. Public comments from the survey and workshops will be incorporated into the September 4-6 design phase, with the goal of moving forward with a preferred design concept after September 6.

• On September 4, the first public forum will be in Rooms 202-203 of Town Hall, 170 MacGregor Avenue, at 6 p.m. The design team will present initial ideas to attendees and receive feedback.

• On September 5 at 6 p.m., the public is invited to a forum in the Board Room of Town Hall for a presentation of the design concepts. This meeting will also be streamed live via www.estes.org/videos. During the process, comments will be accepted via email at parkingstructure@estes.org.

• On September 6, a final public forum will take place 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. in the Town Board Room. This meeting will be streamed live via www.estes.org/videos and comments will be accepted via email at parkingstructure@estes.org during the process. At 4:30 p.m., the Town Board and Estes Valley Planning Commission will comment on the proposed design, also streamed live.

The public is also encouraged to observe working sessions of the design team each day at the Estes Park Museum. The complete schedule is available at www.estes.org. During the design process, consideration will be given to future expansion as well as aesthetic design. The Town Board of Trustees, the Estes Valley Planning Commission, and the public will work together with the design consultant to create a schematic design for the structure. Professional engineers will design traffic flow and building specifications.

The Estes Park Transit Facility and Parking Structure will increase parking availability in the downtown area, reduce emissions in the Estes Valley and Rocky Mountain National Park, and serve as another hub for transit systems. This project is funded by grants from Federal and State governments and is matched by the Town’s community reinvestment fund. Funding is specifically designated for this structure to be located at the Estes Park Visitor Center. For more information, please call 970-577-3587. To receive Town news and/or meeting agendas in your email inbox, please email townadmin@estes.org.

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