Fruita Gateway Design

Date: 8/21/2015 - 6/20/2016
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Location: Fruita, CO

The City of Fruita contacted CCCD with an interest for assistance in understanding the community ideas for improvements to the I-70 gateway into the city. Through a series of meetings and site visits, a unique survey was decided upon to gather that feedback so that it could be gathered at various locations and event in town.

Students developed a survey that was not just multiple choice or fill in the blank, but was also a sketching activity. The goal was to allow all types of people to respond in a way most comfortable to them and in a creative way. The survey response was amazing and through the tabulation of the results provided the city with a list of improvements that they could then break out into projects and look for funding or engineering to accomplish.

Project Team: 
Wesley Kay (MArch), Chris Endreson (Project Manager)
Local Participants: Michael Bennett (City Manager), Sam Atkins (City Engineer), Fruita City Council
DOLA Regional Manager: Elyse Ackerman

Colorado Center for Community Development

CU Denver

CU Denver Building

1250 14th Street


Denver, CO 80202


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