Community Development

Salida River Trail Project Meeting 02-03-2014

The City of Salida invites you to a public meeting February 3, 2014 at 6:00 pm at the Salida SteamPlant to discuss the Salida River Trail project and Great Outdoors Colorado (“GOCO”) Paths to Parks grant.  The City was selected as a finalist for the Path to Parks Grant Cycle for the construction of the […]

Wayfinding Project

The City of Salida invites all interested, qualified persons or firms capable of providing the required products, to submit bids for the Design and Fabrication of Wayfinding Signage.  The City of Salida is considering the selection of a sign fabricator for the implementation of wayfinding signs within City limits over the next 3-5 fiscal years.  […]

UP Signs Lease for New Parking Lot

UP Signs Lease for New Parking Lot

The parking lot on Union Pacific Railroad property at the end of F Street is expected to be open for use by Memorial Day weekend, May 25. City staff received the signed lease April 15 from Union Pacific (UP) officials. Approximately 60 parking spaces will be available, including four to five over-sized lots. Planned improvements […]

Salida Comprehensive Plan Meeting

Mark your calendars, and plan to join us on Tuesday, March 12th for a public workshop to discuss the draft Salida Comprehensive Plan.  The meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. at the SteamPlant Ballroom, 220 W. Sackett Ave. Public participation is of the utmost importance as we finalize the comprehensive plan.  The Planning Commission has […]

2012 Community Survey

Michael K. Yerman, Community Development Director As part of ongoing efforts to obtain feedback about the status of our community and priorities for the future, the City will be conducting a Community Survey over the next 2 months.  This survey will be very similar to the community survey conducted in 2009 and will allow the […]

Land Use Code Update

By Michael Yerman, Community Development Director This is my first column as the Community Development Director.  I am excited to be back in Salida and the opportunity to continue to work with the residents, business owners, builders, and developers on their projects in the City. Over the past year, the Planning Commission has been working […]

Yerman Accepts Community Development Director Position

Yerman Accepts Community Development Director Position

The City of Salida is pleased to announce Michael Yerman has accepted the position of Community Development Director and will start June 25. Yerman served as Salida city planner from July 2008 to July 2011 and, most recently, served as Buena Vista town planner. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a degree in […]

City Designates Creative District

By: Michael Varnum, Salida SteamPlant Director The creativity of Salida’s community drew me to the city, first as a visitor, and later as a permanent resident. Our small Colorado municipality is recognized as a state leader in the arts. This is greatly due to our community’s commitment to emphasizing our existing historic downtown as a […]

Salida Celebrates Change and Success in 2011

The citizens of Salida have much to celebrate this holiday season.  Despite the sluggish economy, the City has continued to provide a high level of basic services and to complete a number of exciting projects and improvements around the City in 2011. In addition to the routine maintenance of streets, parks and facilities that the […]

Salida Wins Starburst Award

The City of Salida received a Colorado Lottery Starburst Community Award Nov. 15 for its excellent use of lottery funds in completing the Arkansas River Whitewater Park and Greenway project. Dara MacDonald, interim city administrator, said riverside improvements include four whitewater ‘play holes’, a climbing wall, public restrooms, improved access to the river, an outdoor […]