Southwest Area Conceptual Plan

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The Telluride Town Council initiated the conceptual planning process in 2019 to determine how best to utilize its publicly owned land in the southwest area of the Town. Over the years, the Town and Telluride Housing Authority assembled land that included areas south of the valley Floor along Black Bear Road, and areas extending eastward to encompass the Shandoka and Carhenge parking areas. The consultants DHM Design were selected to develop a Conceptual Plan for the publicly owned land and the surrounding streets and pedestrian network. 

The consultants worked with the Town to identify future land uses, pedestrian/bicycle/vehicular connections, transit routes and opportunities, and street and sidewalks improvements. This Southwest Area Conceptual Plan is the first step before more detailed planning and engineering work begins in the future.

The planning area includes the publicly-owned properties that are surrounded by private developments, the Telluride Ski area (Lift 7), and unincorporated county land. Currently, uses within the Town-owned parcels include open space, surface parking, deed restricted affordable and employee housing, river park, and road rights of way. The public roads include Black Bear Road, Coonskin Court, Mahoney Drive, West Pacific Avenue, South Tomboy Drive, and South Davis Drive.

The conceptual plan has been developed collaboratively by the DHM Design Team, Town staff, and the public, under the Town Council’s direction. 

The Town Council approved the draft conceptual plan at its regular meeting on July 13, 2021. 

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Meeting #1
June 4, 2019 Info Gathering Update to Committee

Workshop #1 - June 10-12, 2019
Workshop #1 Meeting Notes
Workshop Background Information
Workshop #1 Summary
Workshop #1 Photos  

Workshop #2 - July 30th, 2019
Workshop #2 Meeting Notes 
Workshop #2 Presentation 
Workshop #2 Photos 
Workshop #3 - October 28th, 2019
Workshop #3 Meeting Notes
Workshop #3 Presentation 
Workshop #3 Photos

June 29th, 2021 Town Council Work Session                      June 29th, 2021 Power point Presentation

July 13th, 2021 Town Council Meeting                                                                                        July 13th, 2021 Power point Presentation