Grand Junction City Council Discusses Greater Downtown Plan
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - A comprehensive plan that has been years in the works, is finally getting the chance to move forward through Grand Junction's City Council.
Council members got a close look at the Greater Downtown Plan before they will have to make a decision whether or not to approve it at Wednesday's meeting.
Ultimately, the plan will make big changes to zoning, architecture, landscaping, pedestrian rights and rules for signs and billboards for the future growth of the downtown area.
"This is where our social lives, our cultural lives, our institutions, our governments, our businesses and where people live. It all comes together in downtown and that is different from any other place in the city which are generally more segregated into separate single use kid of districts, so those are the characteristics that have always defined downtown that we want to leverage for the future of downtown as well," said Harry Weiss, the Executive Director of the Downtown Development Authority.
Officials say they hope these changes will promote downtown living and redefine land use in a way that will offer more opportunities for development and re-development in the downtown.