Aurora city council ward 4
Public Open House March 22 - The city of Aurora will host its second open house March 22 to share the preliminary design for a new project that will add bicycle and pedestrian connections between Westerly Creek Trail, Toll Gate Creek Trail and Florida Station.
The open house from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at EcoTech Institute, 1400 S. Abilene St., will show the initial design for the preferred alternative for public review and feedback.
The project, which targets existing roadways including Jewell Avenue, Potomac Street and Florida Avenue, is planned to create on-street bicycle lanes, improve existing sidewalks and intersection crossings, and add pavement markings, signage, lighting and physical separation from vehicles and pedestrians for bicyclists.
Public comments regarding the potential benefits and impacts of the design will be used to refine the design following the meeting. A final public meeting is planned to take place this summer to present the draft final design for comment. Construction will likely occur in late 2018.
Meeting exhibits will be posted to the project website following the meeting, and comments are welcome at any time.
For more information or to submit a comment, visit AuroraGov.org/TrailConnector.
Korea Town Designation in Ward 4 (March 5) - Some of you may have heard about a proposal to create a Korea Town designation in Ward 4 in the area of S.Parker/ E.Yale/S.Havana. I want to give everyone an update. Several weeks ago At Large Council Member Gruber contacted me and was gracious enough to let me know he was pursuing this concept. It has received some publicity in the Sentinel and on Channel 9. At this point I am reserving judgment for several reasons. Frankly I do not know at this time what actions will be proposed by the sponsor(s) to designate and even more importantly what this would commit the City to do either in terms of City staff involvement or $$$. I have been out of the country (returning on March 6). An initial meeting of an ad hoc Committee has been held chaired by Council Member Gruber. I certainly will attend the second and subsequent meetings of this Committee. I have already received 3 quite angry messages from individuals who oppose this proposal. I will updating everyone here when I have a better understanding of the proposal. I will be actively asking all of you for your opinions both pro and con after I can provide an exact description of the parameters of the proposal.
Jan 25th - Neighborhood grants; >read more Aurora
2018 Ward IV Town Meetings
Meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at EcoTech Institute, 1400 S. Abilene St., unless otherwise noted.
April 19 - Budget Meeting