St. Vrain Left Hand Water Conservancy District staff are seeking input on the St. Vrain Left Hand Stream Management Plan process. There are 2 upcoming events in Longmont for you to provide input (see the flyer below). You can also fill out a survey.
This is another opportunity to let officials know that the 150 foot riparian buffer should be maintained and that impervious materials (such as concrete sidewalks and parking lots) should be minimized near bodies of water to prevent stormwater runoff.
Appeal hearing for Martin Marietta Materials Inc. permit that was scheduled for Wednesday, June 6, has been cancelled.
You can find out more information regarding new hearing date here.
As part of the process to update its Open Space Master Plan, the City of Longmont conducted a survey earlier this year to get feedback on community priorities with regards to open space. The City sent out a survey invite to random Longmont residents as well as allowed people who weren’t selected for the survey to respond to the survey questions on the City’s website.
Survey results have now been posted. Of the top 10 findings of the survey, a majority of survey respondents believe additional open space properties should be acquired to keep pace with population growth. Most respondents also believe that the most important function of open space is to protect natural areas from development, and that it is important to preserve wildlife habitat (including rivers, creeks, riparian corridors, and wetlands).
Longmont should establish ways to provide community-wide notices when it gets applications proposing private developments near stream corridors, city-owned open space, greenways and wetlands, a resident told City Council members Tuesday night.
Source: Longmont hears call for community-wide notifications about proposals to develop near stream corridors – Longmont Times-Call
Longmont’s Natural Resources Department is still seeking comments from residents regarding its update of the city’s Open Space Master Plan until Monday, April 1st. Please consider making your voice heard by responding to the survey. It only takes a couple of minutes. You can find the survey here .
The Longmont Natural Resources department has posted an online survey for citizens to provide their input regarding the Open Space Master Plan. You can find the survey here .
A second community workshop for the master plan update is scheduled for Thursday, March 22, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, at the Sunset Campus, 7 South Sunset Street. You can find more details here .
See you there!
If you were unable to attend the first workshop on February 22 for the Longmont Open Space Master Plan update, you can find the notes for that meeting here at this link.
The next workshop will take place on Thursday, March 22, 2018, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, at the city’s Sunset Campus, 7 South Sunset Street. The theme of the workshop will be “Examining Options.”
Longmont’s Department of Public Works & Natural Resources is in the process of updating the City’s Open Space Master Plan. The intent of this comprehensive plan is to evaluate Longmont’s open space needs to proactively plan for the future. To that end, the city is holding an interactive community workshop on February 22, 2018 from 7-9pm at the Natural Resources building located at 7 South Sunset Street Longmont, CO 80501.
The original plan is 16 years old (2002) and a lot has changed since then. Let your voice be heard as the city revises its plan for Longmont’s Open Space!
- The meeting will consist of a presentation and interactive work stations. Participants will be asked a variety of questions to evaluate the open space accomplishments over the past 15 years and to assess the needs of the community that should be addressed in this updated comprehensive plan.
- Dinnertime snacks will be provided during a welcome period from 6:30 – 7pm just before the meeting.
- Participants should plan to attend for the full time.
- Youth participation is encouraged.
- Spanish translators will be available.
Natural Resources Announcement:
The department of Public Works and Natural Resources is in the process of updating the City’s Open Space Master Plan. The intent of this comprehensive plan is to evaluate our community’s open space needs so we can proactively plan for the future.
The City has engaged the services of GreenPlay LLC, a nationally renowned park/open space and recreation consulting firm, to help in analysis and development of the updated plan. GreenPlay LLC drafted the initial Open Space and Trails Master Plan in 2002.
As a component of the planning process, City staff and GreenPlay are working together to conduct a community needs assessment. This will take shape in two forms, surveys and workshops.
A survey will be distributed via mail to a random selection of households across Longmont in early-mid February. This survey will be used to produce a statistically valid sample and results. If your household receives this mailed survey, your participation is greatly appreciated. A web questionnaire will also open in mid-late February for the general public until mid-March (watch for another announcement when it is live).
In addition to the surveys, two public workshops will be held on the evenings of Thursday, Feb.22 and Thursday, March 22. These meetings will consist of a presentation and interactive work stations. Participants will be asked a variety of questions to evaluate Open Space accomplishments over the past 15 years and to assess the needs of the community that should be addressed in this updated comprehensive plan.
We thank you in advance for participating in our master plan update and encourage youth participation in this process, too. As well, Spanish translators will be available at both public workshops. Your input will help guide the future of the City’s Open Space program-improving the quality of life in our community for generations to come. Find details on the public workshops more at bit.ly/openspaceplan or by calling 303-651-8416.
Link to OS workshop details here.
Link to city announcement: OS master plan update press-release-announcement