Downtown Evergreen Economic District

and the Evergreen Legacy Fund – Dedicated to preserving the Legacy of Downtown Evergreen

Thank You to all Legacy Fund Members! March 1, 2017

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Attached is a Thank You letter that will be going out to all of our dedicated Evergreen Legacy Fund Members who help move the cause of improving our Evergreen infrastructure forward. In it, you will find updates on what we’ve been up to and where we’re headed in 2017. Thanks!!!

elf-thank-you-letter-january-2017

 

Rotary Presentation 10/2/15 – Everything you ever wanted to know about DEED and ELF up to this point October 2, 2015

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It was our pleasure to present to the Rotary Club of Evergreen this morning. We were asked to cover the background of DEED as well as the Evergreen Legacy Fund, what projects we’ve been working on and where we are headed in the future. They captured the presentation on video and the entire 1/2 hour presentation can be seen here at this link: Rotary Presentation 10/2/15

The slides for this presentation can also be found here: DEED Rotary Presentation 100215

 

Lake Trail Ribbon Cutting June 3rd! May 22, 2015

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Join us for the Connector Trail Celebration!

Almost done. Come celebrate June 3!

The long-awaited Evergreen Lake Connector Trail is almost finished, and Evergreen Park & Recreation District (EPRD) And the Downtown Evergreen Economic District (DEED) would like you to join us in celebrating with a Community Walk from downtown to Evergreen Lake House on Wednesday, June 3, 2015. We’ll finish up by cutting the ribbon during the season’s first Evergreen Lake Summer Concert.

Parents, bring your kids and strollers! Wheelchair and walker users, join the fun! This is our chance to celebrate that Evergreen finally has an accessible lake trail!

Start Walking at Beau Jo’s
The walk starts at 5:30 PM in the parking lot in front of Beau Jo’s Pizza in downtown Evergreen. Following a short ceremony recognizing the people and organizations that made the project a reality, we will take to the trail, crossing the new 200-foot sloped bridge on our newly accessible way to Evergreen Lake House. The walk is about three-quarters of a mile long.

Cut the Ribbon at Evergreen Lake House
Officials will cut the ribbon for the new Connector Trail at the Summer Concert at Evergreen Lake House at 6:15 PM. Please stay and enjoy the concert, featuring the rock band Egg Planet, which ends at 9 PM. Shuttle buses will be available to return walkers to their cars downtown, or they can walk back on the accessible trail.

Lake Trail Invite

The Connector Trail project was funded by a $250,000 grant from Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) and a $30,000 contribution from the Evergreen Legacy Fund (ELF), plus in-kind donations of services and material. The Legacy Fund is derived from a voluntary 1 percent donation on sales of products and services at businesses to support infrastructure.

Questions?
Email info@eprd.co or call 720-880-1020.

 

Lake Trail Progress 5/21/15 May 21, 2015

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The Lake Trail has been making great strides! The railings are being completed this week (possibly into next week depending on all this wet weather!). Here are some Photographs of the work completed in the last week:

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More photos to come as the project winds up!

 

Last Minute Schedule Change – Jeffco Evergreen Master Plan Working Session for Downtown Now 3/24/15 March 17, 2015

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This just came in from Russell Clark this morning:

Hello all,

This message is just to clarify that tonight’s meeting will be addressing the Kittredge Activity Center. The Downtown Evergreen Activity Center meeting will be held next week, on Tuesday, March 24th from 6:15 pm to 8:15 pm at the Bergen Park Fire Station. Sorry for any confusion on this matter.

Russ Clark
http://jeffco.us/planning-and-zoning/plan-regulation-updates/evergreen-area/

Topic: Kittredge Activity Center
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
6:15 – 8:15 pm
1802 Bergen Pkwy (Evergreen Fire Rescue Admin Bldg)
Rooms A&B

Topic: Downtown Evergreen Activity Center
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
6:15 – 8:15 pm
1802 Bergen Pkwy (Evergreen Fire Rescue Admin Bldg)
Rooms A&B

 

 

Work Session For Mountain Area Master Plan Update (Revised 3/24/15) at 6:00 at Bergen Fire Station March 14, 2015

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This coming Tuesday 3/24/15 at 6:00 PM at the Bergen fire station, Jefferson County is hosting a working session for the Downtown Evergreen Activity Center as a part of their rewrite of the Evergreen Area Master Plan. They update the master plan roughly every 10 years and it is informed directly by this public process. This is a rare and critical opportunity to have our voices heard and we should try to encourage as many people as possible who have a vested interest in downtown to attend and participate in this important public process. I have attended other activity center working sessions and they are well attended, but not necessarily representative of the full spectrum of needs in our comnunity.  We need to make sure we have representation so we can make our interests known. Issues that we specifically have to face in downtown is CDOT right-of-way issues, problematic building setbacks, and an overall zoning that is inconsistent with the size and shape of parcels that we have downtown (which have existed long before the Jefferson County planning and zoning department existed). Encouraging better vehicular and pedestrian access (sidewalks) and parking are obviously significant objectives. This process does not create a plan to construct anything per se but it does create a guideline that heavily influences all future development applications in the area. It would be great if we could have as many folks from downtown attend as possible. Please help spread this information to the downtown community so they can attend and participate. The workshop is well organized and you don’t need to be an expert, or even vaguely knowledgeable in planning or development to participate. Jeffco has outlined the objectives for these workshops such that the average citizen can provide meaningful input to the Master Plan. Thanks!!

 

Lake Trail to Begin in April! March 10, 2015

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Evergreen Lake Loop Construction to Begin in April

2-Week Project to Create Road Closures, Detours

Construction on the connector trail at the Evergreen Lake Dam, which will create an accessible path between Evergreen Lake Park and downtown Evergreen, is scheduled to begin April 12, and residents should expect to be inconvenienced by road closings for two weeks.

The 200-foot trail connection, a collaborative effort between Evergreen Park & Recreation District (EPRD) and the Downtown Evergreen Economic District (DEED), will provide an alternative to the steep metal stairs on the north side of the dam.

GoodLand Construction Inc. of Golden, the contractor, is planning to begin earth-moving work the evening of April 12, weather permitting. Over the following days, workers will install H-piles into bedrock along with concrete, and the concrete trail will be installed the week of April 20.
The project was funded by a $250,000 grant from Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) and a $30,000 contribution from the Evergreen Legacy Fund, plus in-kind donations of services and material. The Legacy Fund is derived from a voluntary 1 percent donation on sales of products and services at businesses to support infrastructure.

After GoodLand has completed its work, DEED will use Legacy Fund money to pay for materials and labor for the construction of railings, expected to be completed over the next two weeks.The trail should be ready for use by mid-May, barring weather complications.

Road Closings and Detours

The connector project will create closings at various times along Route 74 between the Upper Bear Creek and Highway 73 intersections with the Evergreen Parkway from April 12 through 23, weather permitting. Some closings will be one lane only, but sometimes the entire road will need to be closed.

  • April 12-13 (7 PM April 12 to 5AM April 13) – One lane closure
  • April 13-15 (8:30 AM to 4:30 PM) – Full road closure
  • April 16 (8:30 AM to 2:30 PM) – One-lane closure
  • April 20-22 (Full night-time closures for three nights, 7 PM to 5 AM) – Full closure
  • April 23 (8:30 AM to 2:30 PM) – One-lane closure

To avoid traffic delays, the public is urged to detour onto Meadow Drive to go from Route 74 to Route 73. Residents living west of the construction area are urged to use Stagecoach Blvd. instead of Upper Bear Creek during closing hours.

The fishing access parking lot on the northeast side of the Evergreen Parkway at Upper Bear Creek will also be closed during construction.

Project updates and a detour map will be available on the Evergreen Park & Recreation District (EPRD) website at www.evergreenrecreation.com.


More Info

For more information, contact the Downtown Evergreen Economic District at contact@evergreenlegacyfund.org

About Evergreen Park & Recreation District

Evergreen Park and Recreation District (EPRD) was formed in 1969 to serve the park and recreation needs of the communities of Evergreen, Bergen Park, Indian Hills, Kittredge and Marshdale. The citizens of the EPRD area place high value in their parks, recreation facilities and programs as an enhancement to the community’s quality of life. This commitment is embodied in the District’s strong parks and recreation system, with its unique facilities such as Buchanan Park, Buchanan Park Recreation Center, Evergreen Lake House, and Wulf Recreation Center.

EPRD serves approximately 22,000 people residing within its boundaries, and offers affordable recreational options to non-district residents. Learn more at www.evergreenrecreation.com.