Saturday, July 15, 2006
Here is a small rendering of the Riverwalk project in Steamboat Springs, CO. The Riverwalk site is the only significant remaining developable parcel in Old Town Steamboat Springs with significant river frontage. The concept for Riverwalk is to create a high-density residential environment with great access to both the natural and commercial aspects of downtown with a more inviting commercial/retail extension of the Central Business District.
Riverwalk Steamboat is designed to make the most of the it's water resources by giving residents and the community several ways to access the Yampa river frontage and will also daylight Spring Creek for the first time in 2 generations to provide a natural link up to Lincoln Avenue. In addition to great water access, easy access to all that downtown Steamboat Springs has to offer while being just far enough away from the busy areas to enjoy nature is a big part of the appeal of Riverwalk.
The potential for public access and a vital connection into Dr. Rich Weiss Park via a Snake Island bridge becomes a reality with River Walk. The pocket parks along the river will be visually accessible from Lincoln at 4th Street. The improvement of 3rd Street from Lincoln into the site will allow pedestrians and bikers to come down the path along Spring Creek, which will intercept the pedestrian corridor / bike path along the Yampa River.