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.

Lead partner for implementation:        CCMD for the trail restoration, VFC for Activity Center

Current land/property owner:               CCMD owns Lake Beckwith; VFC has 30‐year lease on center

Long term maintenance/operations:    CCMD and VFC, respectively 

Political or jurisdictional approvals:      Pueblo County for building permits

Design stage:                       CCMD plans completed; VFC is working with architect and has plans partially complete

Entitlement approvals:        construction permits required after design 

Outside funding partner:    GoCo planning grant used; targeting GoCo request for improvements 

Outside funding status:      GoCo funding request targeted for Nov. 1, 2018 deadline

Planning and design:     CCMD and VFC can prepare final documents quickly

Community outreach:    occurred during master plan, can occur with construction

Construction:                  awaiting funding commitment; within 1‐2 years from funding

Procurement:                  CCMD has process; VFC procurement needs direction from County

Total cost estimate:                 $520,000 for trail restoration; $100,000 for center upgrades

Outside funding amount:        to be determined through GoCo request

Funding required from 1A:     $620,000  

Explanation of costs:               design, soft and hard costs of construction for trail and center

Long term maintenance:         CCMD will maintain trail, VFC will maintain Activity Center

Supporting documents:          Powerpoint presentation from CCMD and VFC from 2016

Political:                          establish IGA with CCMD and funding agreement with VFC

Legal:                              draft terms for IGA and funding agreement

Design/construction:     CCMD and VFC should provide timeline and process within agreements