Mancos Grand Avenue Downtown

Date: 1/1/2014 - 4/30/2014
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Location: Mancos, Colorado – Montezuma County

The downtown visioning project was initiated by the Town Administrator in an effort to continue momentum for economic development in town and to begin a dialogue of beautification within the downtown core. The project was to focus on the potential of the Mancos River, a local gem, which runs through the middle of town and to imagine what temporary development could be on vacant lots on Grand Avenue.

The objectives of the project were to extend the existing River Walk trail through town to connect to the primary downtown park and with that propose temporary pocket park like redevelopment on 3 private properties. The property owners and town citizens were brought into the design for input and critique. This input was used to mold and shape the final design concepts which reflect the character, and needs of the town.

Project Team:
 Chris Endreson, Michael Chapin, Lisa Hanano, Daniel Navarro-Gomez

Local Participants:Andrea Phillips - Town Administrator, Downtown Mancos business owners, Vacant lot property owners, Town citizens

Colorado Center for Community Development

CU Denver

CU Denver Building

1250 14th Street


Denver, CO 80202


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