Calling all Urbanists! After the recent resignation of Town Planner Michael Yerman, the Town of Buena Vista is currently seeking applications for Community Development Director and will be accepting applications until June 8th. With the recent approval by voters of a $3 million bond to fund street improvements and continued support for multi-modal street improvements, this position represents a fantastic opportunity for a skilled planner to help our town become even more beautiful, business, pedestrian and bike-friendly. The Town passed a “complete streets” resolution this spring, and improvement projects slated for the coming years and currently in preliminary planning stages include a redesign for Highway 24 and improvements for downtown streets such as Cedar. In public input sessions, citizens have continued to support cross sections for Cedar and other downtown streets involving on-street parking, street trees, sidewalks and bike sharrows.
In short this is a big opportunity for the town and for a planner looking to have a big positive impact in a growing rural mountain town. Have a look around this blog and South Main’s website to get more of a feel for what an incredible place this is to live. And be sure to submit your application by June 8th.
- Our Family Bike Ride to the Buena Vista Farmer’s Market
- Buena Vista’s Hwy 24 Needs a Road Diet
- Video of Buena Vista, CO’s South Main St and River Park Road