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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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Awards

Best Group Effort Winner

Celebrating Vision, Strategy and Results Downtown Colorado Inc. named the Glenwood Springs Downtown Development Authority, the city of Glenwood Springs and four other public entities as winners of the governor’s “Best Group Effort” Award for Downtown Excellence in 2014. Click here to read the article in the Post Independent. In the spring of 2010, the

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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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The social impact of public space downtown

By: Leslie Bethel  What is your favorite public space in downtown Glenwood Springs? Why do you go there? What attracts you to pause and experience an urban setting? These are the questions we consider when approaching a new placemaking project. The DDA knows that social activity is important to making a space memorable. But how

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DDA’s alley revitalization strategy moves 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. This is the sixth edition. In 2018, the DDA and the city of

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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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DDA grant program helps spruce up storefronts

By: Leslie Bethel 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, this is the fourth edition. In 2018, the DDA has

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Planning for Glenwood’s future

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 share its progress and projects in the works with a monthly article, and this is the third edition. BUILDING A STRATEGY FOR DOWNTOWN Over the

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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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