Buena Vista Welcome Signage

Date: 12/21/2015 - 9/20/2016
Principal Researchers:


Location: Buena Vista, CO

Main Street in Buena Vista is the heart of the business district, but it runs perpendicular to Highway 24 which brings many visitors through the town-visitors whom may believe that Buena Vista is made up of highway businesses like service station, box stores and motels. Drawing people down Main Street has proven to be a challenge and so we looked at various ways to let visitors know when to turn off the highway to enjoy the quaint shops, fine dining and historic business district that makes up Buena Vista.

We examined several locations, starting with the corner of Main and Highway 24, as well as down Main Street a bit to where the railroad runs through the town (adjacent to Town Hall). We also looked at creating a different approach at the diagonal street (Cottonwood Avenue) that could divert traffic before the primary intersection.

Project Team:
 Lyris Sanchez, Ross Williams, Jason Geving, Maddie Meyer, Taylor Mineau, Jeffrey Wood (UTA Supervisor)
Local Participants:Brandy Reitter
DOLA Regional Manager: Christy Culp

Colorado Center for Community Development

CU Denver

CU Denver Building

1250 14th Street


Denver, CO 80202


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