Main Street Makeover

By: Chiara Lotierzo Email
By: Chiara Lotierzo Email

The face of downtown Grand Junction is about to change, but before it does, the Downtown Development Authority wants your opinion.

The DDA pitched four ideas for the main street makeover on Wednesday night.

Executive director of the DDA Heidi Hoffman Ham says the options vary quite a bit, but all start with the same, definite, baseline upgrades; like changing asphalt to concrete, a new water line, and other upgrades, but some of the possibilities for the four alternatives include playgrounds, open amphitheatres, even blocking off one of the streets.

DDA officials say the options will be on the table for a couple more months, and encourage residents to give feedback.

At that point, likely early August, the DDA will then bid out to contractors, and hope to have a new main street in place by next year's Farmer's Market.

The project is funded by TIF funds, and the only money from the City is for the new water lines, which is coming from the Water Fund, not taxpayer dollars.

If you'd like to vote on the options, visit www.downtowngj.org .


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