Public Process


Community and Stakeholder Involvement

A number of techniques will be used to engage and provide opportunities for the community, public and stakeholders to direct and affect the outcome of the effort. This project is a community grass roots effort. The planning process will be a facilitation effort to help the community capture and define their vision and plans for the east-side Greenway. THK will work with the Funding Partners in a facilitation effort that will include the following:

Project Steering Committee

A Project Steering Committee will be developed to direct the planning effort. This committee will meet monthly for the life of the project. This committee will include:

  • Residents
  • East-side Commission Representatives
  • East-side Coalition Representative
  • Fountain Creek Foundation Representative
  • Pueblo Planning Department Representative
  • Lower Arkansas Valley Water Conservancy District Representative
  • Colorado Springs Utilities Representative
  • Pueblo Flood Plain Administrator
  • Pueblo Parks Department Representative
  • Planning Consultant

Public Workshops

There are at least 4 public workshops anticipated during this planning effort. THK will assist the Fountain Creek Foundation in facilitating these workshops on behalf of the Steering Committee. These workshops will include:

  • Workshop #1 - Develop and refine project vision by capturing community issues and opportunities
  • Workshop #2 - Develop project objectives and criteria for evaluation
  • Workshop #3 - Develop strategies and concepts for the project
  • Workshop #4 - Refine preferred project concepts and strategies