1A Projects

Airport Improvements

Project description and location

Pueblo Memorial Airport is located in the far northeast corner of the City immediately to the north of Highway 50. The airport is a department of the City of Pueblo, and is advised by an 11-member Airport Advisory Committee (AAC), of which the County appoints two members. The Director of Aviation, working with the AAC, has identified a series of improvements that are needed including stormwater upgrades, landscaping, and equipment purchases – with priority of projects in that order. CDOT Aeronautics has an equipment grant match program (50-80%), and the airport, using County 1A funds, intends to purchase used snow removal equipment from surplus DIA property.

Location

Project Site
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38° 17' 1.4928" N, 104° 29' 42.7308" W
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Arkansas River Trail Extension

Project description and location

The Arkansas River flows through Pueblo County from the western border to the eastern border, and the trail system extension envisioned through the 1A Community Improvement Program is for the section of river east of downtown from the Lake Runyon area and heading east toward Avondale. A trail exists through downtown to Lake Runyon, beyond which sections of the river are on private property, and enabling a trail system will require easements and/or private property acquisition. The Pueblo County Pueblo Works department is currently working on a master plan to study trail extension options, expected to take multiple years to complete. Separately, the City of Pueblo has identified trail extension needs on the levee at Lake Runyon connecting to Wild Horse Creek. County staff is working with the City to understand options for this trail section.

Location

Project Site
United States
38° 15' 20.9772" N, 104° 35' 54.8916" W
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Beulah Mountain Park Improvements

Project description and location

Beulah Mountain Park (formally referred to as Pueblo Mountain Park) is located southwest of the town of Beulah in southwestern Pueblo County, encompassing over 600 acres and home to the Nature & Wildlife Discover Center. Due to ongoing flooding and roadway issues, the improvements to the park are planned to solve ongoing stormwater issues including the replacement of culverts, swales, drainageways, erosion protection around bridges, rebuild roadways, and associated roadway work. The park roads are a vital connection to the National Forest hiking trails. Leveraging the County funds, the City hopes to land a Federal Lands Access Program (FLAP) grant to expand the improvement scope and budget.

Location

Project Site
United States
38° 3' 29.682" N, 104° 55' 11.9892" W
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Colorado City Trails and Community Enhancements

Project description and location

Colorado City is located in the southwest portion of Pueblo County, and has a series of greenway corridors through the community, including Lake Beckwith as a popular amenity.  Colorado City Metro District (CCMD) intends to repair and restore 1.4 miles of trail that surround the lake, currently in deteriorating condition, and add amenities surrounding the lake.  Volunteers for Community (VFC), a non‐profit, runs the Peaks to Prairie Susan Kalman Activity Center, located immediately downstream from Lake Beckwith and is a partially renovated clubhouse on a former golf course.  VFC intends to make significant upgrades to the building including windows, doors, ADA ramps, demising walls, and numerous building systems improvements.

Location

Project Site
United States
37° 56' 38.6988" N, 104° 50' 1.0896" W
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Community Investment Grant Match Fund

Project description and location

The Community Investment Grant Match Fund is an undesignated opportunity for the County to support a project that requires grant match funding. The goal for this project category is to allow future, yet to be identified projects to be supported by the 1A Community Improvement Program, whereby outside funding is secured through a third-party grant that requires a local funding match. This opportunity allows future funding requests for projects across the County through the Board of County Commissioners. Presently, no projects or sponsors have come forward to request grant match funding.

Location

Project Site
United States
38° 16' 36.48" N, 104° 36' 34.92" W
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Downtown Youth Sports Complex

Project description and location

The Downtown Youth Sports Complex is conceptually envisioned as a baseball and softball complex that can serve the growing demand for these youth sports, as documented through the growth of programs at the Runyon Sports Complex, located on the east side of downtown. County staff have worked for 18 months to procure land for a sports complex location, and have a tentative agreement with the Pueblo Conservancy District to acquire land adjacent to Lake Runyon, enabling the expansion of the Runyon Complex to the southeast. The Runyon Sports Complex Board is reviewing programming options for expansion, including development of a business plan to maintain any growth of the facility.

Location

Project Site
United States
38° 15' 26.9136" N, 104° 36' 0.5436" W
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East Side Pedestrian, Parking and Streetscape Improvements

Project description and location

The east side of the City of Pueblo is generally the portion of Pueblo to the east of Fountain Creek, and the neighborhood specifically identified as the East Side by the City is bounded by 4th Street/Colorado State Highway 96 on the south, Highway 50 on the east and north, and I25/Fountain Creek on the west. The stated improvements to support pedestrian activity, parking and enhance streetscaping are not defined at this time. The Planning Department for the City of Pueblo has identified three opportunities as candidates for these improvements, and the City is considering a GoCo or DOLA (CO Dept. of Local Affiars) Planning grant request to study one alternative on the list.

Location

Project Site
United States
38° 16' 46.182" N, 104° 35' 3.4584" W
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HARP Expansion

Project description and location

The Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo (HARP) is a pedestrian‐oriented Riverwalk in the heart of downtown Pueblo, following the historic path of the Arkansas River before it was re‐routed around downtown. Schematic designs for HARP expansion to the east, extending the channel to Santa Fe Avenue, are complete, enabling the construction of a boathouse and yet also requires private land acquisition. Separately, a conceptual extension to the northwestern end of HARP is envisioned, requiring land acquisition of Upper Lake Elizabeth and also concerns for programming of adjacent land uses.

Location

Project Site
United States
38° 15' 49.4172" N, 104° 36' 21.942" W
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Joe Martinez Boulevard Extension Grant Match

Project description and location

The future extension of Joe Martinez Boulevard, running from southeastern Pueblo West to the City of Pueblo and possibly connecting into downtown Pueblo, requires study, political cooperation among multiple jurisdictions, and an outside (State or Federal) funding source as the primary tool to develop this project. The County 1A Community Improvement Program has specifically identified 1A funding for an extension grant match, whereby 1A funds would be utilized to attain outside funding using County funds as the local match. The Joe Martinez Boulevard extension is such a large project that it will require extensive time and commitment from multiple parties, in addition to funding, to bring this project to completion.

Location

Project Site
United States
38° 18' 23.4288" N, 104° 43' 5.1744" W
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Lake Minnequa Park Improvements

Project description and location

Lake Minnequa Park is a large, regional park owned and operated by the City of Pueblo, located in the  southwest quadrant of the City, and includes a large lake, wetlands areas, natural grass areas, trails,  basketball courts, and lawn area.  Through a community master planning process, the City of Pueblo has  identified and partially designed a series of improvements to enhance the park including restrooms,  lighting, signage, parking, turf expansion, shelters and a playground, all currently unfunded. 

Location

Project Site
United States
38° 13' 50.0268" N, 104° 37' 49.0764" W
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