City of Grand Junction Thanksgiving Holiday Office Closures and Service Levels

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City of Grand Junction offices will be closed on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. There will be no trash collection on Thanksgiving Day. Trash collection will be one day late for the remainder of the week. For recycling collection schedule, please contact 242-1036. Parking in downtown metered parking spaces and in the Rood Avenue parking garage will be free of charge on 11/22 and 11/23.

Wishing a happy and safe Thanksgiving to you and your families!

Join the City Manager for a Cup of Coffee

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Grand Junction City Manager Greg Caton is hosting a series of informal coffees to interact with community members, gather feedback on City programs and services, and to answer questions.

The next coffee is scheduled for Tuesday, December 3rd at the CMU University Center Starbucks, 1455 N 12th St, at 9:30 a.m. The City Manager will be joined this time by Mayor Rick Taggart.

The sessions are open to the public and are an unstructured, drop-in format.


 

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

Grand Junction City Council Preview for the Week of 11/18/2019

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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 – 6:00 p.m.    City Council Workshop City Hall Auditorium, 250 N. 5th Street

Discussion Topics

1a. Redevelopment Area Discussion

1b. Discussion regarding the request by GJ Maverick, LLC to Disconnect from the City and be Excluded from the Persigo 201 Service Area Boundary

1c. 521 Drainage Authority Update Budget Reconciliation


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

Proclamations

Proclaiming November 30, 2019 as Small Business Saturday in the City of Grand Junction

Proclaiming December 10, 2019 as Grand Valley Gives Day in the City of Grand Junction

Certificates of Appointments

To the Grand Junction Housing Authority

Regular Agenda

Public Hearings

5ai. Two Ordinances 1) Amending the Comprehensive Plan from Conservation/Mineral Extraction to Residential Low 0.5 to 2 Units per Acre; and 2) Rezoning from PD (Planned Development) to R­1 (Residential 1 Unit per Acre) for a 23.2­-Acre Portion of a Property Located at 400 23 Road, More Particularly Described as a Site at the East End of Canyon Rim Drive

5bi. An Ordinance Amending Various Sections of the Zoning and Development Code (Title 21), Greater Downtown Overlay (Title 24), 24 Road Corridor Design Standards (Title 25) and Transportation Engineering Design Standards (Title 29) to Clarify Administrative Procedures, Remove Inconsistencies and Modify Standards

5bii. Introducing the Appropriation Ordinance for the 2020 Budget, Presentation, and First Public Hearing. Set a Second Public Hearing for December 4, 2019


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

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of 11/18/19

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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
  • 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 this week (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.

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.

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 – December.

Ribbon Cutting for Convention Center Improvements

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The City of Grand Junction will be celebrating the official ribbon cutting for the renovations to the Two Rivers Convention Center with a ceremony on Tuesday, November 19 at 4:00 p.m.

The $7.3 million project targeted three major areas including: the addition of a service corridor to the west and north of the ballroom as well as a freight elevator from the downstairs storage area up to the main floor; addressing mechanical and electrical maintenance; and, upgrading aesthetic and functional components. The improvements will help the facility attract more events and will improve the service provided by convention center staff.


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

Parks and Recreations Indoor Pickleball Season About to Kick Off

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No matter the weather, pickleball players in the Grand Valley can play indoors seven days a week! Beginning November 18 and running through mid-March, the lights will be on and courts full at the Lincoln Park Barn. Located at 12th Street and North Avenue, the Lincoln Park Barn has three pickleball courts with times for play in the mornings and evenings, including weekends.

There are two options to pay for play. A 10-punch pass may be purchased at the Grand Junction Parks and Recreation Office for $45, or drop in rates are available for $6.00 per person. Times are scheduled in three hour blocks, but are subject to change based on availability. For the most current schedule, visit bit.ly/gjprpickleball.

Many players describe Pickleball as addicting and love the camaraderie and exercise the sport provides. “Pickleball has experienced exponential growth in the last five years,” says Recreation Coordinator, Lorie Gregor. “We have added clinics, tournaments, and indoor play to our schedule.”

The City also has outdoor Pickleball courts at Pineridge in the Ridges and at Lincoln Park. All courts are free and open to the public. The best way to stay informed about all things Pickleball is to sign up for the Grand Junction Parks and Recreation Pickleball Newsletter by visiting bit.ly/gjprpickleballnews.


For more information, please contact:
Primary: Lorie Gregor, Recreation Coordinator   970-254-3876 or lorieg@gjcity.org
Secondary: Callie Berkson, Marketing   505-217-6435 or callieb@gjcity.org

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