Plans in Progress
The City of Cañon City is working to create a community plaza space at the Historic Clock Tower in downtown Cañon City. As part of this exciting transformation, we want to hear from the community about what they would like to see in the new plaza. Over the next several months, there will be opportunities to provide feedback on concept options and guide the final design of the plaza. Concept Options will be shared at a public meeting, planned for this Spring. More details will be released over the coming weeks.
Cañon City voters approved a 1% increase in the City sales tax rate during the November 2016 election. The revenue generated from this sales tax are solely to be used by law for the purposes of repairing, reconstructing, and maintaining the streets in our City. Find out information on what streets have been improved under 2A here.
For the past several years Cañon City, Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), and Wilson & Company (Engineers) have been working to develop and fund a project that would improve pedestrian crossings along US-50 in the Downtown District (1st Street to 15th Street). The project need was originally identified in the US-50 Corridor Plan (2015) which was further refined by the US-50 Pedestrian Crossing Study (2017) and the US-50 West Access Control Plan (2020). Detail design based on the outcome of those plans and the public/stakeholder meetings that advised them is nearing completion and funding through a combination of CDOT grants and a local match has been secured for the first phase of the project. Construction of the first phase is planned to begin after Labor Day 2023 and be completed in Spring 2024.
The City, partnering with CDOT, began work with a consultant, Stolfus & Associates, on developing an access control plan for U.S. Highway 50 from 15th Street to east of Raynolds Avenue This work is the next phase of the U.S.50 Corridor Plan implementation to improve traffic flow and business access in the area.
The City has a comprehensive wayfinding guide system using signs along Hwy 50, Main Street, and other significant routes through the city. Learn more about them here.