In this Newsletter:
- Second Street Festival
- Joe Minicozzi Presentation
- Business Shorts
- Business Directory
This has been a long strange summer and I hope that we are done with all the weird, crazy and frankly, unbelievable stuff, and can move on. I have to say I think we are lucky to have the people we have in charge of the Police, Fire, and Town. But most of all we have a great community that has supported us, as a business community, through thick and thin this last year and I'm truly thankful for that.
Now... on to winter.
Second Street Festival
Second Street is now open and to remind people that we have a few amazing places on Second Street, including the newest business in town, The Art House, we are doing a little festival this Sunday to bring people to these businesses and I'll be around during the festival to answer questions on the goals and benefits of the NedPeds project.
October 23, 1pm – 5pm
Celebrate the opening of Second Street with Food, Music, and Art!
• Wine tasting & drawing for original art* at The Art House – 171 East Second Street
• Happy hour food and drink at Salto! – 112 East Second
• Sale on select items at Nederland Feed & Pet – 115 East Second Street
* The Art House is having a drawing for an amazing 4-foot metal sunflower. If you haven't been by the gallery, Sunday will be a great time to go.
Joe Minicozzi to present to Town Boards and public.
Monday, October 24th at 6pm there will be a presentation at the Community Center by Joe Minicozzi to the Board of Trustees, the Downtown Development Authority, and the Planning Commission. Joe's presentation is brought to Nederland by Downtown Colorado, Inc., a nonprofit, membership association committed to building better communities by providing assistance to Colorado downtowns, commercial districts, and town centers.
Joe's cross-training in city planning in the public and private sectors, as well as private sector real estate finance, has allowed him to develop award-winning analytic tools that have garnered national attention. Joe is a sought-after lecturer on city planning issues. His work has been featured at the Congress for New Urbanism, the American Planning Association, the International Association of Assessing Officers, and New Partners for SmartGrowth conferences as a paradigm shift for thinking about development patterns. Joe is a founding member of the Asheville Design Center, a non-profit community design center dedicated to creating livable communities across all of Western North Carolina.
After the presentation the Nederland boards will discuss in a work session:
• Broadening the discussion of density and how Nederland will approach development in the downtown;
• Discuss the role of the public and private sectors in shaping the future;
• Identify 2-3 next steps that private sector and 2-3 steps that the public sector can do to get past the obstacles;
The presentation is open to the public and is highly recommended for property and business owners in the Downtown.
If you have questions regarding the presentation and discussion please let Katrina know.
In the fall of 2012, the DDA kicked off a project called NedPeds. NedPeds came about when the BOT of the time rejected a DDA project that would've connected the Library and the Post Office with a sidewalk down the highway. Instead, the mayor came back and said that the DDA should put the path down Second Street and fix the drainage issues at the same time. Here we are 4 years later, after more meetings than we can count, more money spent on designing, redesigning, saving trees and then value-engineering the project to make it doable at 2016 prices.
But we will have an ADA path from the library to the post office, drainage issues addressed all the way down with culvert replacements and recharge zones and next spring the final part, porous asphalt next spring. (complete list can be found in the FAQ at nederlanddowntown.org )
This has been a tough project and the town struggled with the contractor, XcelDo you , and CDOT all along. The contractor, although slow, did good work and according to BOT approved plans. In the end, we adhered to Vision 2020 with our commitment to the environment and health. We've not had to endure large infrastructure projects as a rule, but as the Town and DDA work to improve and fix our aging infrastructure, there could be more projects on this scale. Working together to make them happen well will be very important.
Be sure to check out the NedPeds FAQ
The Very Nice Brewing Company is celebrating 4 years this Saturday (10/22) by tapping a special beer. Stop by and wish them a Happy Anniversary!
Don't forget to update your business listing with winter hours! (see below on how to claim your listing)
Do you have something for the Business Shorts? Email Katrina
November NDDA Board Meeting
The next Board meeting will be November 16, 6:30 at the Community Center. The public is welcome to attend. Agenda and packet are on the website Monday or Tuesday before the meeting.