MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY IDENTIFIES OPPORTUNITIES TO CAPITALIZE ON RIVERFRONT

EAGLE RIVER CORRIDOR MASTER PLAN

EAGLE, CO

 

MERGING THE TOWN WITH THE RIVER

The Eagle River Corridor Plan established clear comprehensive principles to guide future growth of the town along the Eagle River. The plan connects the town to the river while preserving the resource for future generations. A desired outcome is public and private sector development along the river corridor. Five themes emerged from the plan:

-Conserving the river and natural habitat
-Providing river-oriented recreation
-Creating memorable places along the river
-Providing public access from town to river
-Promoting river and ecosystem education


RECOMMENDATIONS FOR WORLD CLASS RIVERFRONT PARK

An early outcome from the planning effort is Eagle River park. The Park is planned as a regional recreation attraction that will include a world class whitewater park, beaches, fishing improvements, and varied recreational amenities. A system of trails and bridges are planned to connect Eagle River park with Chambers Park, and includes two pedestrian connnections across the river to town. studioINSITE provided the Town of Eagle with schematic renderings to support a passed bond initiative in early 2015 to fund the park.

 
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