What to fix? City wants your input

       If you know of a public structure on the Westside that's falling apart - or one that needs building - here's a chance to bring it to the city's attention.
       City staff members are updating the draft list of unfunded, high-priority construction and maintenance projects. Currently there are 129 unfunded projects on the list, of which 46, estimated to cost $24.2 million, are classified as high-priority.
       Citizens can examine this list by clicking on the “5-year CIP LIST” icon at www.springsgov.com, or getting a a paper copy from the city. The deadline for suggestions is Oct. 10.
       For more information, call 385-5970.
       High-priority Westside projects now on the draft list appear below (followed in parentheses by a city-list description):
       Red Rock Canyon Master Plan Implementation, Phase 2, $1,552,500 (development of family picnic area, group reservation area, Bock complex/pavilion, additional parking areas, ADA access, restrooms, 26th Street trailhead, and trail development).
       Centennial Boulevard Extension Design & Construction, $1,500,000 (design and construct a four-lane minor arterial extension of Centennial Boulevard the rest of the way to the Fontanero Street/I-25 interchange. The segment from Fillmore to Van Buren Street is being built by private property owners along the route. Bike lanes, sidewalks and noise mitigation to be included).
       Fire Station 3 Renovation, $1,091,500 (Increase the functionality of the fire station. Modify the living quarters to better accommodate men and women fire fighters. Install heating/ventilation systems to protect firefighters, to include new electrical, and plumbing.
       21st Street Sidewalk, $250,000 (install sidewalks and curb & gutter, where needed, on the west side of 21st Street from Highway 24 to Bear Creek Regional Park).
       Regional Parks Maintenance Facility at Red Rock Canyon Open Space, $517,500 (construction of a maintenance facility strategically located on the city's Westside to support maintenance of open space areas and regional parks).

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