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GOVERNMENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS 2017 continued from page 7 Disability Act) accessibility; and renovation of the existing restrooms on the lower level. Additionally, the interior of the Center was treated with fresh paint, and a new roof was installed. The little redbrick schoolhouse, known as the Curtis School, has been a focal point in the community for more than one hundred years. Beginning in the early 1900s through 1967, Curtis School was the place where educational and social opportunities intertwined for children in the community. Today the tradition lives on as Curtis School, now the Curtis Center for the Arts, continues to provide the community with educational and social opportunities for both children and adults. Village Partners With MOA For Art In Westlands Park In 2017, the Village partnered with the Museum of Outdoor Arts (MOA) to bring eight new pieces of public art to Westlands Park in Greenwood Village. The exhibit by artists Charles and Collin Parson corresponds to an indoor exhibit at MOA and is the first time the father son team has exhibited their outdoor sculptures together. The art pieces will be on display in Westlands Park until August 2018. Curtis Center Extends Hours To Serve Visitors Beginning in January 2017 the Curtis Center extended its hours of operations to Saturdays to meet the needs of users with additional class offerings. The Center is now offering one-day workshop classes on Saturdays. First Party On The Plaza At Village Center Station The Village, in collaboration with restaurants located in Village Center Station, hosted the first Party on the Plaza at the Village Center Station. Employees and visitors of the Village Center Station area enjoyed an 80s band while enjoying food and spirits provided by the sponsoring restaurants. Village Hosts First Annual Village Read In partnership with Arapahoe Libraries and Koelbel Library, the Village hosted the first annual Village Read to further build upon the community spirit of the Village through reading. The program encouraged adults to read this year’s book, “Lake of Fire” by Colorado author Mark Stevens and participate in an art exhibit at City Hall with artwork that reflected themes from the book. To conclude the program, attendees enjoyed a concert at Curtis Park in celebration of the Village Read. Musical Instrument Playground Opened At Westlands Park In June 2017, the Village celebrated the grand opening of its first musical instrument playground at Westlands Park to bring the community together through music. The idea of placing outdoor musical instruments at Westlands Park stemmed from a suggestion by a Village resident to bring music to Village parks. A steering committee comprised of local music teachers, members of the PTR Commission, the Arts and Humanities Council, PTR staff, and the resident who proposed the project was formed and responsible for the selection of a well-rounded mix of musical instruments to meet the needs of all ages. HIGH QUALITY BUILT AND NATURAL ENVIRONMENTS Granite Place Completed In 2017, the development of Granite Place at Village Center DTC located at the Village Center on the east side of I-25 and within walking distance of the Arapahoe Light-Rail Station. Granite Place added to the Village’s inventory of high quality commercial buildings, and ignited additional activity for Village Center Station with a 280,000-square foot office building on 5.24 acres, consisting of a 10-story, Class AA office space with a separate six-story, 986 parking space structure. The project included a series of off-site transportation improvements, including the extension of Willow Drive and Caley Avenue and intersection enhancements. Orchard Hills Park Irrigation Improvements In order to address ongoing maintenance issues with the existing irrigation system, a new irrigation system was installed at Orchard Hills Park. The design was accomplished by staff in coordination with input from residents. PG. 8 GV NEWSLETTER | MARCH 2018

GOVERNMENT A WELL ORGANIZED EASILY TRAVELED VILLAGE Responsible Acceleration of Maintenance and Partnerships (RAMP) program and local matching funds of $4.1 million each from Arapahoe County, the City of Centennial, the City of Greenwood Village and the Southeast Public Improvement Metropolitan District. Goldsmith Gulch Trail Extension And Caley Avenue Undercrossing Completed Pedestrians now have a safer crossing with the opening of the Goldsmith Gulch Trail Extension and Caley Avenue Undercrossing project. The extension of the trail allows for users to access the Arapahoe at Village Center Station bus and light rail station and the Village Center from the north without crossing traffic. Funding for the project was provided through a partnership between Greenwood Village, Arapahoe County Open Spaces, and the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The Goldsmith Gulch Trail Extension and Caley Avenue Undercrossing Project was the first implemented element of the Huntington-Caley Master Plan adopted by City Council in 2014. The Huntington-Caley corridor consists of 15-acres of open space east of Yosemite Street at Caley Avenue which includes the site of the former Onslager and Metro Church of God properties that was purchased by the Village in 1998 and 1999. The parcels were rezoned to open space by the City Council in 2001. The corridor also consists of Huntington Park and the Caley Pond Open Space. The vision for this site is to provide passive park uses and enhance the natural aesthetic of the site with the plan integrating the recreational use of the site including trails, the newly constructed pedestrian underpass, restored Goldsmith Gulch channel with braided riparian gardens, informal lawn, natural play area, screening earthen berms and landscaping, sculpted land forms, relocation of the Fair Avenue Cul-desac, and parking off of Caley Avenue. Arapahoe Road And I-25 Interchange Completed What started in 2007 as a vision in the Arapahoe Road Corridor Study is now a reality. The Colorado Department of Transportation, in partnership with Arapahoe County, the City of Centennial, Southeast Public Improvement Metropolitan District, and the City of Greenwood Village, celebrated the substantial completion of the Interstate 25 and Arapahoe Road Interchange Reconstruction project, seven months ahead of schedule. Construction began in May 2016 with a commitment to complete the project by July 2018. The completion of this project is a monumental event for Greenwood Village and the entire south Denver region. The project’s $74 million budget including design and right-of-way acquisition, came from CDOT’s Belleview/Holly Intersection Improvements In an effort to improve mobility for motorists, improvements to the intersection of Belleview Avenue and Holly Street were completed. Improvements included a new northbound right-turn lane to reduce the delay when making a right-hand turn from Holly Street onto Belleview Avenue toward I-25 and allows righthand turn vehicles to maneuver around vehicles wanting to go straight. Additionally, this project increased the northbound left turn lane length. GV COMMISSION VACANCIES – DISTRICT 2 DEADLINE TO SUBMIT INTEREST MARCH 16 Planning and Zoning Commission The Planning and Zoning Commission reviews and advises the City Council on public and private activities involving the physical, social, and economic development of the Village and prepares and recommends a Comprehensive Plan for the physical development of the community. The Commission also reviews development proposals and sign programs. The Planning and Zoning Commission meets on the first and third Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at City Hall. Board of Adjustments and Appeals The Board of Adjustments and Appeals serves as a quasi-judicial appellate board of volunteer citizens appointed by City Council. The Board reviews and makes decisions regarding requests for variances from the strict application of the zoning ordinance, hears appeals to administrative decisions, and performs other duties and functions as may be designated by City Council. The Board of Adjustments and Appeals meets on the fourth Thursday of every month (except for November) at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. Apply online at greenwoodvillage.com, call the City Clerk at 303-486-5752 or email sortiz@greenwoodvillage.com. MARCH 2018 | GV NEWSLETTER PG. 9