The City of Grand Junction and the Downtown Development Authority asked for assistance in creating a new vision for the downtown portion of I-70B. To that end, New Mobility West hired Charlier Associates to lead a stakeholder engagement process that would result in recommendations that addressed both the new traffic projections and the City’s goals for creating a walkable and vibrant downtown. In April 2015, Charlier and NMW staff spent two days in Grand Junction to conduct a charrette that included creating design alternatives and facilitated stakeholder meetings.
NMW and Charlier worked closely with the Colorado Department of Transportation to ensure recommendations accommodated all modes of travel safely. The team also held meetings with stakeholders, including a business forum, to understand top needs and challenges. From this process, Charlier developed a poster report that outlines several improvements that were identified during the workshop, as well as next steps.