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City eyes demolition of Iron Horse Inn to make way for new police station

Revitalizing Yampa

The city’s request Tuesday night to move the police station will be preceded by a presentation with great relevance to the cause.

An advisory board with the Urban Land Institute will present its suggestions for how to revitalize Yampa Street into a more pedestrian-friendly roadway.

A team of planners from the Urban Land Institute arrived in Steamboat in July and told Yampa Street stakeholders that a lot can be done to increase the street’s vibrancy and accessibility to pedestrians.

The planners’ initial ideas for the roadway ranged from the addition of new river access points, sidewalks and overhead lights fashioned after Denver’s Larimer Square to better management of existing downtown parking.

City officials say the police and firefighting stations on the street create a “dead zone” that will hamper revitalization.