Main Street Pedestrian, Parking and Streetscape Improvements

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Project description and location

Main Street runs through the heart of downtown Pueblo, with many of the core civic, business and tourism related buildings and destinations fronting to this street, including the convention center. The stated improvements to support pedestrian activity, parking and enhance streetscaping are planned for the section of Main St. between D St. and City Center Drive, possibly extending further as the budget allows. A planning study is needed to coordinate improvements with the City’s masterplans for roadway designs in the surrounding areas. The City’s construction of a pedestrian crossing near the Convention Center will begin in September 2018. The planning effort anticipates studying both the Main St. and Union Ave. improvements in the downtown area, as both are 1A eligible projects.

Key partners for project

Lead partner for implementation: City of Pueblo
Current land/property owner: City of Pueblo; public right of way
Long term maintenance/operations: City of Pueblo
Political or jurisdictional approvals: City of Pueblo

Project status

Design stage: study required to determine designs, then full construction documents
Entitlement approvals: required after design effort
Outside funding partner: US Economic Development Administration (EDA) and City of Pueblo
Outside funding status: committed, Notice to Proceed by City for Sept. 2018 start

Implementation timeline

Planning and design: City to hire planning and engineering firm; 3+ months for study effort
Community outreach: proposed community process during study and design periods
Construction: following study/design, improvements within 6‐18 months
Procurement: City procurement processes will be used

Budget and cost information

Total cost estimate: budget of $2M planned; excludes EDA/City project
Outside funding amount: EDA/City funding amount totals $3.2M, a portion of which applies to a planned pedestrian crossing of Central Main St. at the vacated Richmond Avenue (southern end of the Convention Center) including decorative paving, traffic signal, ramps, sidewalks, and streetscaping
Funding required from 1A: $2,000,000 – requires final design and bidding
Explanation of costs: study costs, design, and soft and hard costs of construction
Long term maintenance: City of Pueblo
Supporting documents: none

Next steps for project

Political: establish IGA for funding with City, coordinate with City on intent
Legal: draft IGA terms
Design/construction: City should provide timeline and process within IGA



Project Site
United States
38° 15' 54.5724" N, 104° 36' 39.6324" W