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.

Lead partner for implementation:        HARP, City of Pueblo, Pueblo County

Current land/property owner:               Various – public and private

Long term maintenance/operations:    HARP – ultimately City and County through IGA structure

Political or jurisdictional approvals:      HARP, City of Pueblo

Design stage:                        Schematic designs for eastern extension complete

Entitlement approvals:         Requires entitlement and permitting depending on final project design

Outside funding partner:     Required; City and/or Pueblo Urban Renewal Authority (PURA)

Outside funding status:       Conceptual – under discussion by City and PURA

Planning and design:     Final design for eastward extension ready to move forward

Community outreach:    Required, will rely on HARP for public outreach

Construction:                  uncertain – requires funding partnership

Procurement:                  will follow HARP processes for procurement

Total cost estimate:                 $8.7M for eastward expansion and boathouse; land acquisition separate

Outside funding amount:       required for land acquisition by City and/or PURA; not yet finalized

Funding required from 1A:    $8.7M

Explanation of costs:              funding for the design, soft and hard costs of construction

Long term maintenance:        assumes HARP will maintain; enabling adjacent land uses key to expansion to grow CAM fees that fund                                                            HARP annual budget

Supporting documents:         schematic design documents by Matrix Design Group Pro‐con analysis of eastward and northern expansion                                                     options by County

Political:                         establish IGA for funding with City, PURA and HARP; continue discussion

Legal:                             none presently

Design/construction:    HARP should provide timeline and process within IGA