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File #: Resolution 44-2019    Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 8/21/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 9/17/2019 Final action: 9/17/2019
Title: Resolution 44-2019: Endorsing the framework plan for the High Line Canal
Attachments: 1. Resolution No. 44-2019, 2. High Line Canal Framework Plan Overview
Agenda Date: 09/17/2019

Resolution 44-2019: Endorsing the framework plan for the High Line Canal

Prepared by:
Carolyn Roan, Water Resource Manager

To endorse The Plan for the High Line Canal: New Life for a Regional Legacy ("The Plan") created by the High Line Canal Conservancy, Denver Water and committed local governmental partners.

Staff Presenter(s): Keith Reester, Public Works Director
Additional Presenter(s): None

In response to Denver Water's phased discontinuation of water conveyance in the High Line Canal, the High Line Canal Conservancy and participating jurisdictions have been working together since 2016 to develop a framework for preserving and enhancing this 71-mile community asset. Following up on its 2017 Community Vision Plan, the Conservancy recently completed a Framework Plan to ensure that the canal reaches its greatest potential as an environmental, recreational, social, historic, and economic asset. Staff and elected officials from each jurisdiction have been attending monthly working group and task team meetings since 2018. The Conservancy hosted two community open houses on January 23 and 24 with over 300 community members attending.
This effort has produced the Framework Plan; a 5 to 10-year comprehensive implementation plan for the High Line Canal. The plan includes:
* Existing conditions analysis
* Zone (or Sub-Area) definitions
* Landscape design guidelines
* Green infrastructure opportunities including stormwater
* Broad recommendations for the canal overall and by zone
* Recreational opportunities
* Connectivity and crossings
* Activity nodes
* Economic development opportunities
* Historic resources
* Programming opportunities for community users on the canal
The Framework Plan is undergoing final edits and is scheduled to be released to the public in early September. The South Suburban Park & Recreation board was the first participating partner to endorse this plan on ...

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