Plans to "Uplift" Main Street Move Forward

By: Tim Ciesco Email
By: Tim Ciesco Email

Monday night, the Grand Junction City Council chose to move forward with plans to give Main Street a major facelift.

In a 5-to-1 vote, council members approved the final recommendations on the "Downtown Uplift" project put forward by the Downtown Development Authority.

The project would make a number of renovations and additions along Main Street from 1st Street to 7th Street.

As downtown officials developed the plan, area businesses raised concerns about the stretch of Main Street from 4th Street to 5th Street, where planners had removed every parking spot in hopes of creating a more pedestrian friendly area.

However, they say after listening to comments and taking in public input on the plan, they decided to put three-quarters of those spots back -- which some business owners say is still not good enough.

The plan is now in the hands of city staff who will finalize the scope of the project, its costs, and a timeline to get it done before bringing it back to City Council for final approval.


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  • by Molly Location: Grand Junction on Aug 5, 2009 at 02:48 AM
    Didn't we build the Rood Parking garage to help with parking? It's not that far of a walk!
  • by Sue Location: Grand Junction on Aug 4, 2009 at 06:24 AM
    Leave well enough alone !!! They are not enough free parking spaces anyway as side streets which use to be free are now metered. We need more parking spaces not LESS. It is more convient for elderly to park close to stores so they don't have to walk so far. Doesn't the City Council have anything better to do than make PROBLEMS!
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