What do you want to see on the former Hughes land? There’s 1 day left to let the city know


Nearly two years after voters directed the city to purchase the former Hughes Stadium land, staff have started collecting public input on what residents want to see done with the land.

The city created a short survey to allow people the chance “to share your perspective to inform future land use on the Hughes Stadium site.” To take the survey, which closes Tuesday, Jan. 31, visit https://ourcity.fcgov.com/future-of-hughes/survey_tools/survey.

The survey asks people to rank potential uses for the land — from the options of natural areas, open lands, other, parks, recreation, and wildlife rescue and restoration — as well as how people would like to see the space used and who people think should be involved in the engagement process.

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So far, the city said it has seen several “high level themes” during previous engagement efforts that will be considered as they develop potential uses. They include:

  • Protect the views of the foothills for the site and surrounding neighborhood
  • Create space the community can use for recreation and enjoyment of natural space, with limited development
  • Consider environmental protections and buffers for wildlife, water and native plant species
  • Maintain access to nearby natural areas, such as the Maxwell Natural Area
  • Increase trails and bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure.

Staff will continue to conduct engagement in forms other than the survey throughout the coming months, according to city communications.

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Molly Bohannon covers city government for the Coloradoan. Follow her on Twitter @molboha or contact her at mbohannon@coloradoan.com. Support her work and that of other Coloradoan journalists by purchasing a digital subscription today.