Feb. 22 Open House Updates Plans for Downtown Development
by Beverly Corbell
Feb 17, 2011 | 1374 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
CU Professor and Students to Present Ideas on Downtown Montrose

MONTROSE – The Montrose Downtown Development Authority is bringing in an expert for its open house on Feb. 22 at 5 p.m. in city council chambers in the Elks Civic Building.

The public is invited and the event will be followed with a reception called “A Taste of Downtown,” where food vendors will bring in samples for guests to try.

But before the reception, Lois Brink, director of the Center for Community Development at the University of Colorado-Denver, will present several alternative ideas for what downtown Montrose could look like in the future.

Brink, who is also a professor in the UC College of Architecture and Planning, has been working with two student interns on various plans for downtown, which they will show through drawings and computer animations.

The open house will also be the culmination of a recent survey about downtown and will include a drawing for $200 in Montrose Bucks for those who completed the survey, which must be turned in by today.

Seating for the open house is limited, so for reservations call 249-4243 or send an email to city councilmember Carol McDermott at cmcdermott@city.montrose.co.us.

The DDA board will also draw the name of someone from the reservation list who’s there at the event to receive a basket of gifts collected from downtown retailers. The winner of the survey raffle does not need to be present to win.

More public input about downtown will be sought next Tuesday night, said Bob Brown, president of the Montrose DDA, through the 30-minute focus groups that will follow Brink’s presentation, which will last about 20 minutes. The reception will follow the focus groups at about 6:30 p.m., he said.

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