Grand Avenue Bridge Tour with The Property Shop!

What an excursion we had with the knowledgeable public information team from the Grand Avenue Bridge project!

Here at The Property Shop – we look for opportunities to stay informed about community projects so we can guide our clients with as much information as possible. Just as the new Glenwood bridge construction connects the north to the south, we would like to connect you to your new home – we would like to be your bridge home in 2017.  Make The Property Shop your “PLACE” to shop for property and let us help you sell or buy real estate!

Model of Grand Avenue Bridge Project at Glenwood Springs City Hall | The Property Shop, Inc.
Model of Grand Avenue Bridge Project at Glenwood Springs City Hall | The Property Shop, Inc.


Our tour started at City Hall, checking out an overview of different project phases as well as a visualization of the project outcome with the miniature model. If you haven’t had a chance to check it out, you should. It is a wonderful way to see what the final product will look like.

From City Hall, we had a look at the project from several stopping points around the project. While you can see a lot of the progress from the road, the views and information we took in on our walking tour brought a much more holistic perspective and understanding of the massive scope of this project.

Construction Crews on 7th Street | Grand Avenue Bridge Project | The Property Shop, Inc.
Grand Avenue Bridge Project Construction Crews on 7th Street | The Property Shop, Inc.

The Property Shop, Inc. brokers learn about the Grand Avenue Bridge Project | View south from GAB job site on north side of the river
The Property Shop, Inc. brokers learn about the Grand Avenue Bridge Project | View south from GAB job site on north side of the river

Our Take

In many ways, the Grand Avenue Bridge is a gateway to our area. Sometimes, it can be hard to see the challenges and the advantages of what this new bridge will bring. Construction is always tough on communities, and our city will be no different. This bridge and the impact it will have are unprecedented. In our small town, we’re not used to waiting in a line of cars seemingly not moving. The big trucks don’t add much to the nerves either.

We love our Glenwood Springs home and we believe that the new pedestrian and traffic bridges will add to our community – they will be well worth the wait! Glenwood Springs and our valley is on the cusp of a new era. We see the evidence all the time, not just with the Grand Avenue Bridge project, but in all the new investment and development planned for our area. We foresee great potential for reinvigorated prosperity and opportunity in Glenwood and the region. It is going to be great!

If you or someone you know wants more information on the region or Glenwood Springs real estate, please contact us. This is our community and we can help you make your best decision.

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Thank you to the GAB Public Information team for the tour! | The Property Shop, Inc.
Thank you to the GAB Public Information team for the tour! | The Property Shop, Inc.

What We Are Excited About

Multimodal Connectivity

One aspect of this project we are particularly excited about is the accommodation of multimodal transportation, including busses, pedestrians, and bicyclists. The new layout will help to provide, safer and easier access from one side of town to the other.  The pedestrian underpass on River Street will give pedestrians access from the north side of the Colorado River through beautiful Two Rivers Park to the Rio Grande Trail.

The New Pedestrian Bridge

The Phase II Fact Sheet describes the new pedestrian bridge as a “steel girder bridge with lookout points, dual elevators, and red brick exterior. The bridge will be 16-feet wide and accommodate both pedestrian and bike traffic”. It will have spectacular views of the Colorado River, Glenwood Canyon, the Hot Springs Pool and west to South Canyon. It connects the 6th Street and the historic hot springs district to 7th Street and the rest of our charming downtown.  The new pedestrian bridge is set to open for public use this year and is considered one of the most important assets of the approximately 95-day detour.

The New Traffic Bridge

For starters, the current traffic bridge is more than five-decades old. The Grand Avenue Bridge Fact Sheet states, “Replacing the GAB provides a long-term solution to numerous issues, mitigates all clearance issues and best serves the public as a whole. The current traffic bridge was constructed in 1953 and is considered “functionally obsolete” by the threshold in the National Bridge Inventory.”

We have long heard of plans to replace the bridge and it is so exciting to see the project move forward.

Hard to conceive now, both bridges will add beauty to our town as iconic features for many years.

Picture Album from The Property Shop’s
Grand Avenue Bridge Tour

Use the arrows to see more pictures from our tour!

 

Other Handy Information We Learned

According to a January article by Tom Newland, GAB Public Information manager, “Pedestrian and business access will continue to remain open throughout the project. Phase two will be completed in March… Phase three work will be completed this spring and summer. Phase three is all construction activity prior to the bridge detour, scheduled to begin Aug. 14, 2017.” In preparation for the detour, our community will have to be thoughtful and work together to be successful.

Keep an eye out for the updates in the Post Independent including the team’s weekly Monday column, Answer Man. Be sure to sign up for project updates and reach out to the project team if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions.  There is a lot of information out there designed to keep you in the know.

Additional Information

For more information regarding the Glenwood Springs Grand Avenue Bridge Project:

Click here to sign up for project update emails.

Silt 4th Quarter 2016 Market Snapshot

Silt, CO finished strong for 2016 – check out the 4th quarter Market Snapshot results. Call the ladies at The Property Shop to see what they can do for YOU!!!

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The data relating to real estate on this website comes in part from the Internet Data Exchange (IDX) program of Aspen Glenwood Springs MLS. IDX information is provided exclusively for consumers' personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. All Data Is Deemed Reliable But Is Not Guaranteed Accurate.
AGSMLS data last updated at May 24, 2017 5:19 AM MT

New Castle 4th Quarter 2016 Market Snapshot

Beautiful Day in the neighborhood!!! New Castle’s Market Snapshot results for 4th Quarter are here! Check it out and call us at The Property Shop with any questions.

Q4 2016 Market Snapshot - New Castle

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The data relating to real estate on this website comes in part from the Internet Data Exchange (IDX) program of Aspen Glenwood Springs MLS. IDX information is provided exclusively for consumers' personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. All Data Is Deemed Reliable But Is Not Guaranteed Accurate.
AGSMLS data last updated at May 24, 2017 5:19 AM MT

Glenwood Springs 4th Quarter 2016 Market Snapshot

Take a peak at the Glenwood Springs 4th Quarter 2016 Market Snapshot – we had a great finish to the year! Stay tuned for the next market feature!!

We continued to see a decrease in the number of active listings from Quarter three, but the number of listings is slightly more than in 4th Quarter 2015.

Glenwood Springs inventory is still low – it is a great time to sell.

If you have any questions about this market snapshot or if you would like more information about your market, please contact us. We love helping our clients understand the complexities of our local market. This snapshot provides a great overview, but every neighborhood is different.

Q4 Market Snapshot 2016 - GWS

 

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The data relating to real estate on this website comes in part from the Internet Data Exchange (IDX) program of Aspen Glenwood Springs MLS. IDX information is provided exclusively for consumers' personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. All Data Is Deemed Reliable But Is Not Guaranteed Accurate.
AGSMLS data last updated at May 24, 2017 5:19 AM MT

The Property Shop, Inc. Celebrates Launch of Sleek, Refreshed Website

property-shop-launches-updated-websiteNovember 2, 2016 – Glenwood Springs, Colorado: The Property Shop, Inc. is proud to announce the launch of their updated website, PropertyShopInc.com! The refreshed design helps reinforce The Property Shop’s dedication to providing superior service and resources to their clients and community. The clean design of the website features many valuable real estate tools and resources and – bonus – it has a completely mobile friendly layout, perfect for anyone to use on the go!

Among the site’s most impressive features are streamlined and user-friendly property search tools that allow the site’s visitors to view Colorado homes for sale with information directly from the Aspen/Glenwood Springs MLS. These tools include standard, advanced and map based search options. For heightened customization, users are even able to draw directly on maps to create user-defined results. Visitors will also enjoy the convenience of setting up custom searches that can email updated results as the MLS changes, giving users an edge in this face-paced real estate market.

In addition to the extensive search capabilities, users have the ability to learn more about The Property Shop team and their role in the community. Both locals and those thinking about relocating to the Roaring Fork or Colorado River valley are encouraged to take advantage of all the site’s complementary resources and tools. Whether you are currently thinking of buying or selling property or you are just curious about the real estate market in the region, The Property Shop is ready to assist you online or in person.

About The Property Shop, Inc.
Hands down. The best in real estate. The Property Shop, Inc. is a local, all women-owned real estate office lucky enough to serve the picturesque Roaring Fork and Colorado River Valleys including Glenwood Springs, New Castle, Silt, Rifle and Carbondale, Colorado. The expert brokers of the Property Shop take the well being of their customers and communities seriously. They offer more than complete real estate service. The team aims to exceed expectations with their local knowledge of the area and the market, based on years of experience.