Snowmass to kick off entryway planning Tuesday

Staff report

The Snowmass Village Community Development Department will host a kickoff meeting for entryway planning from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Snowmass Village Recreation Center.

The first in a series of public meetings aims to develop a community vision statement for what is known as the entryway to Snowmass, a site located on Brush Creek Road that currently houses Town Park Station, the recreation center, the Snowmass rodeo grounds and adjacent areas.

“We’re excited to jump-start the entryway planning process in earnest after the economic recession halted past planning efforts,” said Julie Ann Woods, director of community development. “Since that time, a great deal has changed, and we’re facing new opportunities and challenges as a community. By starting with a visioning process, we’ll test our past assumptions and look to find common ground with current priorities.”

During the meeting, attendees will work on developing a vision statement for the project and identifying high-level priorities that will provide a strong foundation for conceptual planning. In addition, the project’s Technical Advisory Committee, composed of town staff representing multiple service areas, will provide an overview of the schedule and format of future meetings.

“Long-term planning is most effective when we have continuity and consistency in community representation,” Woods said. “If you have an interest in this development project, I encourage you to show up and make your voice heard.”

Pizza and refreshments will be served.

For more information and background on the entryway to Snowmass and results from the 2013 Community Survey, visit