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Old 12-16-2009, 07:52 AM
Location: Sneads Ferry NC/Randolph NJ/Cape Coral FL
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I haven't been to Colorado in about 20 years. This summer I went out to visit my brother who lives in Pine....what a shocker, traffic up the wazoo, developments all over the place...that main road coming down the mountain from Pine towards Denver..285???265??? something like that..there was virtually NO traffic on that road 20 years ago.....Friday night this summer I thought I was on the GSP
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Old 12-16-2009, 09:11 AM
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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Originally Posted by David Aguilar View Post
I mean no offense in this, because I really appreciate your enthusiasm.

Do you like Pueblo how it is now, exactly how it is? If so, why would you want it to change?

If your dream of a Pueblo megalopolis is realized, Pueblo will be nothing like it is today, and will be the exact antithesis of what Pueblo is now.

If you want Pueblo to be how you describe, why not move somewhere where that is already the case? It really sounds like you'd love Denver.
First off no offence taken as I get that question all the time.

I love Pueblo now and think its a great place to live. Pueblo is not perfect though, no city is, so I am doing my little part to make Pueblo even better in the future. One of the things I think will make Pueblo better is more population. If you compare Pueblo to say Denver we have everything they do on a smaller scale, thus, as we get more population Pueblo will get more of those things on a larger scale. Do I think Pueblo will ever be as big as the Denver Metro area, no and to be honest I don't think it needs to be. I would like to see a nice mid size city of about 500,000 people in my lifetime. Then I think you will see a great downtown with sky scrapers, minor league sports teams, conventions and a decent size convention center, I would like to see it be 250,000 square feet eventually, on the Riverwalk and a great art and theater scene not to mention the future for CSU Pueblo. After more population is how we grow as I would not like to see Pueblo grow like Colorado Springs with little thought about our downtown, that is why I keep focused on downtown and belong to the organizations that help downtown so as Pueblo grows downtown will be more like downtown Denver and not like downtown Colorado Springs

Why don't I leave? Well look at history. In the 1940's and 1950's if people from Denver would of left and not help make it the great city it is today then where would it be? I love Pueblo not NYC or Chicago and for me part of the fun of living here is watching the changes and seeing it grow. I would love to be able to say when I am 60 that "this part of town was dirt when I was a kid" and "there was no highrises over 20 stories when I was growing up now look at it we have some over 50".

To sum up I feel Pueblo, and Colorado, have a lot to offer. We are part of the "Front Range Urban Corridor" and this area was meant to be urban. Colorado, also, has great mountain towns and great farm towns that are meant to be smaller. So Colorado has a little bit of something for most people. I am just one of the ones helping Pueblo find its place in the front range urban corridor.
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