The City of Glenwood Springs is undertaking a process to bring together all of its development planning in its downtown, including several of its major undeveloped and under-utilized “brownfields” properties. SGA was selected through a national search, as the prime consultant to oversee all of its downtown master planning and design related to urban redevelopment and public/civic infrastructure.
Glenwood Springs is 30 minutes down-valley from Aspen and has the largest concentration of mineral hot springs in North America and the largest hot springs pool in the world, making the town a major resort destination. SGA’s plan focuses on the Confluence area of the Colorado and Roaring Forks Rivers, creating a new 500,000 SF mixed-use riverfront neighborhood that would double the size of the downtown. The Confluence Riverfront Park Area is another project in which the City of Glenwood Springs has retained SGA. A series of meetings and surveys were held to generate a list of attributes that are unique and necessary to Glenwood Springs. The proposed park will undergo EPA assessment and treatment, and will serve as a hub of transportation for multi-modal activity. The design incorporates a mix of potential uses, including dining options, event spaces, natural/free play, and fortified ecosystems. A master plan report with site treatment recommendations and optional amenities was completed In August of 2019, with an additional scope of work to be proposed to the City and potentially pursued in the fall.