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Glenwood Springs takes flight with new community art project

Thanks to a collaboration between the city, chamber of tourism, DDA and the artistic vision of Chrissy Lee-Manes downtown Glenwood Springs just became more magical. Currently there are four sets of wing art attached to historic buildings tucked away down alleyways or behind buildings. Lee-Manes said the positioning of the pieces was meant to create …

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Defining goals and priorities moves downtown projects forward

The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is a tax-funded district in downtown Glenwood Springs. Revenues earmarked to the DDA are used exclusively for downtown vitalization. The board wishes to continue to share our progress and projects in the works with a monthly article. The DDA works with Glenwood Springs City Council to prioritize projects and set …

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Downtown resurgence, an invitation for creative solutions

By: Leslie Bethel The Downtown Development Authority is a tax-funded district in downtown Glenwood Springs. Revenues earmarked to the DDA are used exclusively for downtown vitalization. The board wishes to continue to share our progress and projects in the works with a monthly article, this is the fifth edition. In 2018 the DDA will focus …

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Sparking downtown beautification and development

By: Leslie Bethel One ingredient of the Downtown Development Authority’s mission is to inspire private investment with public improvements. Our public improvement projects consider how infrastructure and urban design can be paired with strategic placemaking to create and enhance public spaces. These projects contribute to a sense of place that looks and feels like Glenwood …

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Bridge design details key to Glenwood aesthetic and vitality

I have had the pleasure of serving as director of the Downtown Development Authority for more than seven years. The DDA is a tax-funded district in downtown Glenwood Springs. Revenues to the DDA are earmarked and used exclusively for the purposes of downtown vitalization. The board hopes to share our progress and projects in the …

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