HAPPY IDAHO SPRINGS: MAPPING AUDIT AND TOOLKIT


In January 2018, Happy City led Idaho Springs along with Downtown Colorado, Inc. and the Mountain Metro Association of Realtors in a Happy Mapping Audit for the Clear Creek School District site in Idaho Springs. We are excited to share the toolkit that came from the process.

This work builds on Urban3’s economic modeling analysis, which is intended to offer solutions to strengthen tax and job density in the county. Through thoughtful planning and development of priority sites identified in previous efforts, the municipality has a unique opportunity to nurture an even healthier, happier place, which is better equipped to handle the challenges of this century.

Happy City offers a set of practical tools and recommendations to:

    1. Strengthen the social and economic vitality of Idaho Springs residents through happy urban design interventions.

    2. Emphasize solutions to enhance connectivity for priority mixed use housing developments.

    3. Assess how the Clear Creek School Site Development strengthens the case for a multimodal hub adjacent to the highway interchange.

Read the full report here

We look forward to working with Idaho Springs as they further all of the exciting projects in the town. Take a look at their Challenge Studio Report to learn more about the formation of an Urban Renewal Authority.

If you are interested in becoming a Challenge Studio Community, we are now accepting applications. Complete this brief application and give your community access to specialized resources to overcome your challenges. Deadline extended until June 20th!

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