Join the City of Glenwood Springs and DDA in a dedication of the 7th Street under bridge area as it is formally recognized as Bethel Plaza, in memory of former DDA Director, Leslie Bethel. Now that 7th Street construction is complete, Leslie's vision for the Bethel Plaza area has come to life. Come celebrate this space with a dedication ceremony, followed by a community lunch in Leslie's honor.
When: October 4, 2019 at 11:30 a.m.
Where: 7th Street and Grand Avenue under the bridge (in the new Bethel Plaza)
Leslie largely influenced Glenwood Springs design standards in the public and private sectors prior to becoming the DDA's Executive Director from 2010 to 2018. Leslie contributed to the Grand Avenue Bridge project and site design, the 7th Street and Cooper Avenue streetscape improvements, and the 2017 6th Street Corridor Master Plan. Leslie's work has set an architectural standard by directing the design for the 9th and Cooper parking garage and Glenwood Springs Branch Library. Leslie's vision for the design of downtown Glenwood Springs will leave a lasting impact for decades to come.