Though it sits at the intersection of five major highways in Colorado's eastern plains, the town of Limon (population ~1,800) has struggled to attract passers-by to the small businesses and historic attractions in its civic center. With help from the Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, dozens of Limon stakeholders participated in a three-day rural design workshop in March 2017.
Through the process, a clear vision for Limon’s future emerged -- beautifying open space, increasing connectivity via trails and bike lanes, and adding wayfinding signage to entice more highway travelers to visit key attractions. Gates Family Foundation Program Officer Laia Mitchell participated in the workshop as part of the State Advisory Council.
Read the final report and next steps here.