Current projects managed by the Glenwood Springs Downtown Development Authority.
Wing art has been strategically located around downtown Glenwood to create foot traffic and help people walking around discover shops or areas they may not have seen before. The project grew out of a collaboration between the DDA, the City, the Chamber, and the artistic vision of Chrissy Lee-Manes.
The 7th Street beautification project was spearheaded by the DDA creating widened sidewalks, a more pleasing association between the street and the adjacent Colorado River corridor, and a festival street capable of carrying vehicular traffic at reduced speeds and functional for street closures for special events be those the weekly farmers market or other scheduled activities.
The DDA continues to partner with the City of Glenwood Springs to improve wayfinding and signage in the downtown district. These improvements help to enliven the downtown and orient visitors to the range of available opportunities. In 2020, the DDA and City installed three-sided kiosks that provided a map for orientation in the downtown, information
The DDA also played a pivotal role in the touchdown of the bridge between 7th and 8th of Grand, creating an opportunity for enhanced pedestrian activities rather than an underutilized, vacant space. That area has been named after previous DDA Executive Director, Leslie Bethel. The improvements along 7th street and under the bridge have been vital to the