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View Poll Results: The 2nd best Downtown in Colorado is....
Colorado Springs 9 19.57%
Boulder 17 36.96%
Pueblo 4 8.70%
Fort Collins 7 15.22%
Grand Junction 1 2.17%
Durango 4 8.70%
Other, please elaborate in a posting! 4 8.70%
Voters: 46. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-09-2013, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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Idunn wrote: To each their own in this in what they might do. But our future growth might be better directed inward than outward, in enhancing that we have rather than ever seeking more of it.

This resonates with me, especially the part in bold.
I volunteer for PEDCo and we were going over job sectors and its not a secret that Colorado Springs uses growth and construction as a means to grow. However the problem is for every $1.50 tax revenue it brings in it actually costs $1.53. That is one reason its better to focus on the inner city and not always grow out just to grow.
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Old 03-09-2013, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Alma CO
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As far as the next best downtown goes, Id have to go for a few towns that aren't on the list. I was thinking along the lines of smaller ones like Leadville or Ouray.
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Old 03-09-2013, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Wherabouts Unknown!
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^Or Salida!
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Old 03-10-2013, 08:19 AM
 
Location: The 719
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We should divide these towns into classes of 200k+, 50k to 200k... and include Cheyenne Wyoming which would win it's class... then have a 30k to 50k class, a 10k to 30k, then under 10k class.

CoSprings would stand alone in its own class, Cheyenne would take the prize for above 50k, Durango and Glenwood Springs could duke it out for this class with Pueblo West coming in as consumate loser... terrible urban planning for its size, then towns like Trinidad, Lamar, La Junta, Salida, Aspen, Steamboat Springs, Estes Park, Wray, Florence, Cripple Creek, etc. Could compete for under 10.
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Old 03-10-2013, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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I finally decided to vote. I chose Grand Junction because I feel it might be underrated. Even downtown Denver doesn't have a grocery store downtown! I like the way it's set up, and there are many restaurants.
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Old 03-10-2013, 11:07 PM
 
Location: Alma CO
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^Or Salida!
Definately. Salida is way up there on my list of favorites.
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:43 AM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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I finally decided to vote. I chose Grand Junction because I feel it might be underrated. Even downtown Denver doesn't have a grocery store downtown! I like the way it's set up, and there are many restaurants.
King Soopers has plans to open a grocery store near Coors Field late 2014/early 2015.
King Soopers to open downtown Denver store - Denver Business Journal
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Old 03-11-2013, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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There is talk of putting a grocery store in downtown Pueblo. Honestly I'm not sure it's needed. Personally I would perfer to see more highrises, restaurants, condos and retail stores.
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Old 03-11-2013, 03:24 PM
 
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There is talk of putting a grocery store in downtown Pueblo. Honestly I'm not sure it's needed. Personally I would perfer to see more highrises, restaurants, condos and retail stores.
Both CAN be done. I used to live in Chicago and one of the grocery stores I frequented was on the bottom level of a high rise.
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Old 03-11-2013, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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Both CAN be done. I used to live in Chicago and one of the grocery stores I frequented was on the bottom level of a high rise.
I'm not against the idea but Pueblo is much different then Chicago. From downtown the drive to the nearest grocery store is about 5 minutes. If there was no grocery store in downtown Chicago (inside the loop) the drive would be much farther for its residents.
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