The Downtown Revitalization Project is an in-house effort facilitated by staff and a committee. Its goals are to improve the visitor and resident experience by providing new trash cans, historic street lighting, the adaptive re-use of vacant parcels, planters, benches and other amenities for both the Blair Street and Greene Street commercial cores.
To this date (11/17/16) the efforts of Town Staff and Community members have succeeded in implementation of several items on the list above...
Our "Downtown" area now has:
- Trash cans
- Planters - Seven total expected to be installed next spring/summer (2017)
- Halogen "dark sky" lighting on Greene St.
- A community garden has been installed behind Harmony Park - Thank You Silverton Public School
- The band shell is under construction and should be completed next summer (2017) - Thank you Mike Geryak and the Blair Street Historic Association
Additionally, through work with Downtown Colorado Inc. (DCI), Town Staff and the community identified unified Wayfinding as an area of need. In an effort to create a cohesive signage/wayfinding plan that represents our community's unique character and functional requirements, the Town published an RFP for design and strategy. The Town Board of Trustees accepted a proposal submitted by DHM Design. In the coming months DHM Design will begin work and, upon completion, will submit two design options.