Cutting the ribbon celebrating the completion of improvements for Greenwood Gulch were Rich Borchardt of Urban Drainage FCD, Freda Miklin, former GV District 1 city council, Anne Ingebretsen, GV District 2 city council, Preserve resident Sharon Moulton, GV Mayor Ron Rakowsky, Jeff Fisher of Urban Drainage FCD, Dave Bullock, GV District 1 city council, Josh Tenneson of Arapahoe County Open Spaces, Preserve resident Bob Arnott, Ph.D., Brian O’Neal, GV Parks, Trails and Recreation Commissioner, and Justin Williams, P.E., GV public works project manager.Photo courtesy of City of Greenwood Village
BY FREDA MIKLIN
A sunny afternoon Nov. 14 was the setting for the ribbon-cutting to celebrate the completion of the channel improvements and new low flow crossing to Greenwood Gulch from Holly west through the Preserve. The City of Greenwood Village provided $1.32 million in funding for the $2.128 million project. Urban Drainage and Flood Control District (FCD) contributed $621,000 and Arapahoe County Open Spaces provided $187,500.
The project was unanimously approved by GV’s city council in October 2017, spearheaded by then GV representative Freda Miklin and current GV representative Dave Bullock, both of whom attended the ribbon-cutting. The project was managed by Justin Williams, P.E., engineering manager for Greenwood Village’s public works department. Watching over the construction for the Preserve neighborhood and supporting Williams’ efforts from beginning to end was resident Bob Arnott, Ph.D., of Strategic Environmental Analysis, who happens to live adjacent to Greenwood Gulch.
Williams, still finishing up a few punch list items, told The Villager that the new design is expected to be sustainable for years to come.
View of new channel flowing into the low flow crossing from the east. Photo by Freda Miklin
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