RockyMounts to Break Ground in Riverfront At Las Colonias Park

This Friday, bike rack manufacturer RockyMounts will be the first company to break ground in the new business park at the Riverfront at Las Colonias Park development. RockyMounts announced it was relocating its headquarters to Grand Junction at the Western Colorado Economic Summit in June 2018. The effort to bring the Boulder-based business to the western slope has been a truly collaborative partnership between the City of Grand Junction, the Grand Junction Economic Partnership (GJEP) and several local economic development partners.

Mayor Rick Taggart and GJEP Chairman Doug Simons will welcome RockyMounts owner Bobby Noyes and his staff to the Grand Valley on Friday, November 15, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. at the RockyMounts site at Riverfront at Las Colonias Park 1675 Las Colonias Drive, Grand Junction, CO (See map)

RockyMounts is the first business to break ground at the new 15-acre business park within Riverfront at Las Colonias Park. Locally operated Bonsai Design is expected to break ground early 2020, with additional businesses following suit. Once complete, the $30-million, 140-acre mixed-use development will include the business park, a 5,000-seat amphitheater, a river park with two standing waves along the Colorado River, a boat ramp, multiple ponds and a planned zipline across the Colorado River.


Contact: Greg LeBlanc, Sr. Assistant to the City Manager 970-244-1557 or gregoryl@gjcity.org 

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of 11/11/19

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City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

Monument Road Trail Project

  • Little to no traffic impacts along Monument Road between D Road and the Lunch Loops Parking Lot
  • Portions of the Lunch Loops trails remain closed
  • Informational signs will be posted in the parking lot and we apologize for the inconvenience.

Sewer  Line Replacement Project

  • Sewer line construction will occur in the following areas:
    • Formay Avenue between 29 Road and 29 1/4 Road
  • Street will be closed to through traffic
  • Access for local residents will be provided
  • Expect delays
  • Anticipated completion – November.

Raw Waterline Project from City Water Plant to Las Colonias Business Park

  • Please slow down and be aware of road damage due to utility construction along 26 ¼ Road, South of Hwy 50 (roadway adjacent to cemetery)
  • Asphalt paving will take place the week of November 18th (Weather Dependent).

City of Grand Junction Annual Leaf Removal Program

  • Please drive with caution in areas where crews are working
  • Anticipated completion – December.

7th Street Reconstruction Project, Orchard Avenue to Patterson Road

  • Construction clean-up activities will take place along the west side of 7thStreet
  • Asphalt Grinding will occur at select locations throughout the project
  • Expect intermittent lane shifts
  • All business and resident access along 7thStreet will remain open

Patterson Road – Asphalt Repair Project

  • West-bound lane of Patterson Road will be patched just east of 28 Road on Monday November 11
  • Expect lane shifts and delays.

Non-City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

Orchard Avenue Reconstruction from Normandy Drive to 29 Road – Mesa County Project

  • Orchard Avenue will be closed to through traffic 24/7
  • Detour route will be in place
  • Access will be maintained for local residents at all times
  • Anticipated completion – December.

30 Road from I-70 Business Loop to Patterson Road (F Road) Waterline Replacement Project – Ute Water Project

  • Pavement operations on 30 Road will occur this week
  • Access will be provided for local residents and businesses
  • Delays can be expected
  • Anticipated completion – December.

22 Road between J Road and K Road, Bridge Replacement Project – Mesa County Project

  • 22 Road will be closed to through traffic
  • Work hours will be 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Mon. – Fri.
  • Access will be provided for local residents at all times
  • A well-marked detour will be in place
  • Anticipated completion – April 2020.

31 Road Asphalt Repair between Hwy 50 & Coffman Road – Mesa County Project

  • Road leading to the Landfill will be closed Monday, November 11
  • Landfill will remain open via detour.

Front Street Water Line Replacement – Clifton Water District Project

  • Front Street between 2nd Street and 5th Street will be closed to through traffic
  • Street will reopen evenings and weekends
  • Anticipated Completion – April 2020.

           

RESCHEDULED Community Values & Vision Workshop

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The Community Values & Vision Workshop has been rescheduled! You are cordially invited to help the City plan for the future! The City of Grand Junction is conducting a 2020 Comprehensive Plan update and we need your input.


COMMUNITY VALUES AND VISION WORKSHOP
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 6:30 PM
Two Rivers (Grand Junction) Convention Center

A Community Vision Review and Public Input Workshop will be held at Two Rivers Convention Center in downtown Grand Junction. On Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 6:30 PM the public is invited and encouraged to attend. At this session, attendees will provide feedback on draft vision statements, goals and objectives that have been derived from community feedback and input received to date through the public outreach of the Comprehensive Plan planning process. The workshop will be conducted using a system that polls attendees via their smart phone, or tablet. The interactive workshop will provide participants the opportunity to see results in real-time, while learning how other residents feel about specific issues. Please mark your calendars and attend this important event!


Contact: Greg LeBlanc, Sr. Assistant to the City Manager 970-244-1557 or gregoryl@gjcity.org

City Office and Service Schedules in Observance of Veterans Day

Veterans Day

City of Grand Junction offices will be closed on Monday, November 11 in observance of Veterans Day. City trash and recycling pickup service will be on the regular schedule with no delay. Monday will also be a parking meter holiday so if you are planning a trip downtown for business or shopping, you may park at metered spots for free, including the parking garage on Rood Avenue.

Grand Junction City Council Preview for the Week of 11/4/2019

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For more detailed information on any of these items, read the full agendas and/or staff reports here: http://www.gjcity.org/city-government/agendas-and-minutes/  City Council meeting videos can also be found at the same link.

City Council will discuss the following items at this week’s meetings:

Monday, 11/4/19 – 5:30 p.m.    City Council Workshop City Hall Auditorium, 250 N. 5th Street

Discussion Topics

1a. Budget Reconciliation

1b. Catholic Outreach Presentation by Sister Karen Bland

1c. Fire Department Community Stakeholder Discussion and Survey

1d. Discussion of 2019 Strategic Plan


Wednesday, 11/6/19 – 6:00 p.m.    City Council Meeting City Hall Auditorium, 250 N. 5th Street

Presentations

Summary of November Election Results:  Ballot Questions Related to Funding Transportation Projects and a Charter Amendment Regarding Leases

Proclamations

Proclaiming November 11, 2019 as A Salute to All Veterans

Appointments

To the Grand Junction Housing Authority

Regular Agenda

Public Hearings

5ai. An Ordinance Amending Industrial Pretreatment Regulations (Title 13) of the Grand Junction Municipal Code Section 13.04.370 Regarding Limits for Metals in Industrial Wastewater Discharge

5aii. An Ordinance to Adopt the 2019 Grand Junction, Colorado, Downtown Development Authority Plan of Development Entitled “Vibrant Together”

5aiii. A Resolution Accepting the Petition for Annexation of 1.999-Acres of Land and Ordinances Annexing and Zoning the Adams II Annexation to R-8 (Residential – 8 du/ac), Located at 216 27 ½ Road

5aiv. A Resolution Accepting the Petition for Annexation of 2.00 Acres of Land and Ordinances Annexing and Zoning Zona’s Annexation to C-1 (Light Commercial), Located at 408 29 Road

5bi. An Ordinance Amending Title 3, Chapter 8 of the Grand Junction Municipal Code Pertaining to Lodging Tax for Online Travel Companies and Short Term Rentals and the Three Percent Lodging Tax Increase as Approved by the Voters in the November 6, 2018 Election

5bii. An Ordinance Amending Section 3.12.030 of Chapter 3 of the Grand Junction Municipal Code Concerning the Imposition, Collection and Enforcement of the Sales and Use Tax and Amending the Tax Rate


 

Wednesday, 9/4/19 – Following the 6:00 p.m. City Council Meeting – Grand Junction Dos Rios General Improvement District       City Hall Auditorium, 250 N. 5th Street

Presentations

Certification of Election Results


Contact: Greg LeBlanc, Sr. Assistant to the City Manager 970-244-1557 or gregoryl@gjcity.org

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of 11/4/19

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City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

Monument Road Trail Project

  • Little to no traffic impacts along Monument Road between S. Redlands Road and the Lunch Loops Parking Lot
  • Portions of the Lunch Loops trails remain closed
  • Informational signs will be posted in the parking lot and we apologize for the inconvenience.

Sewer & Water Line Replacement Project

  • Sewer line construction will occur in the following areas:
    • Formay Avenue between 29 Road and 29 1/4 Road
    • Street will be closed to through traffic
    • Access for local residents will be provided
    • Anticipated completion – November
  • Asphalt patching for water line construction will occur in the following areas:
    • 3rd Avenue from 9th Street to 10th Street
    • 10th Street from 3rd Ave to D Road
    • Both streets closed to through traffic
    • All business and resident access will be provided
    • Anticipated completion – Friday, November 8
  • Expect delays.

Raw Waterline Project from City Water Plant to Las Colonias Business Park

  • Please slow down and be aware of road damage due to utility construction along 26 ¼ Road, South of Hwy 50 (roadway adjacent to cemetery)
  • Asphalt paving will take place the week of November 18th (Weather Dependent).

City of Grand Junction Annual Leaf Removal Program

  • Please drive with caution in areas where crews are working
  • Anticipated completion – December.

Non-City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

Orchard Avenue Reconstruction from Normandy Drive to 29 Road – Mesa County Project

  • Orchard Avenue will be closed to through traffic 24/7
  • Detour route will be in place
  • Access will be maintained for local residents at all times
  • Anticipated completion – December.

30 Road from I-70 Business Loop to Patterson Road (F Road) Waterline Replacement Project – Ute Water Project

  • 30 Road will have intermittent single lane traffic in each direction between Patterson Road and I-70B
  • Access will be provided for local residents and businesses
  • Delays can be expected
  • Anticipated completion – December.

22 Road between J Road and K Road, Waterline Replacement Project – Ute Water Project

  • 22 Road will be closed to through traffic, opening back up for the evenings and weekends
  • Work hours will be 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Mon. – Fri.
  • Access will be provided for local residents at all times
  • A well-marked detour will be in place
  • Anticipated completion – November.

Community Values & Vision Workshop CANCELLED

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Tonight’s Community Values & Vision Workshop has been CANCELLED due to weather.

The Community Values and Vision Workshop was originally scheduled for Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. at the Grand Junction (Two Rivers) Convention Center in downtown Grand Junction. Due to weather impacting the travel of the City’s consultants, the meeting will be rescheduled for a later date. 

The Sub-Area Plans Workshop, scheduled for Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. at Lincoln Park Barn located at Lincoln Park, 1240 Gunnison Avenue will continue as scheduled. The Sub-Areas Workshop is open to the entire community and will focus on the identified subareas. The workshop will explore improvement and development scenarios that will serve as the basis for detailed development planning, concept visualization, redevelopment initiatives, implementation strategies and more. The intent is to create consensus around a preferred approach to improving, transforming, revitalizing, and investing in these two key areas of the City. This workshop will include a visual preference survey using smartphone technologies, in addition to a group mapping exercise.

For additional information on the Comprehensive Plan, please visit the City’s website.


Contact:  Greg LeBlanc, Sr. Assistant to the City Manager   970-244-1557 or gregoryl@gjcity.org