August 25, 2014
A sidewalk on Oak Street in downtown Steamboat Springs suddenly ends near the street's intersection with 10th Street. Missing sidewalk segments and poor pedestrian lighting downtown are some of the things that helped the downtown corridor earn a blight designation from a consulting firm based in Centennial.
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During one of its longest and liveliest meetings of the year, several council members questioned a recent designation of downtown as blighted along with the suggestion the area is in need of the tax tool to correct that.
Poor pedestrian lighting, missing sidewalks and the presence of a flood zone are some of the things that have helped downtown Steamboat Springs join Colorado's long and growing list of blighted areas.