From The Pueblo Chieftain (Peter Roper):
Great Outdoors Colorado has awarded a planning grant [for turning Fountain Creek into a community asset that could help revitalize the East Side] to a partnership between Pueblo city government, Colorado Springs Utilities, Fountain Creek Foundation and the Lower Arkansas Valley Water Conservation District. The resulting design – called the Fountain Greenway Master Plan – will focus on Fountain Creek between Eighth Street and the confluence with the Arkansas River, but it can include parks, recreation programs, trails or whatever residents envision for Fountain Creek and the adjoining neighborhoods. “This meeting will be about what the community wants,” said Kevin Shanks, the project manager for THK and Associates, the planning firm that will develop the master plan. “The whole idea behind this partnership is to look at what can be done to make Fountain Creek into a true amenity.” The plan, of course, is the just beginning. Shanks said the partnership is also committed to making sure there is a strategy for getting the pieces of the plan built in the future. For example, the steering committee for the master plan includes city planners, officials from the Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo and others.