The Montrose Colorado City Council will consider approving a contract for final design of fish habitat improvements upstream of the proposed Montrose Water Sports Park on the Uncompaghre River at its meeting Tuesday evening. The council will also consider an ordinance to vacate a piece of downtown property for Colorado Mesa University’s Montrose campus to expand an open space area.
Montrose Public Works Director John Harris will lead the discussion on the fish habitat improvement project. Approval of the construction design was on the agenda at the last council meeting but Harris asked the council to table its action until additional information was gathered.
The proposed water park is part of a joint effort between the city and Montrose Recreation District announced in June. In addition to the water sports park, which will support kayaking, tubing and swimming, park improvements will also see new concrete and soft-surface trails and signage installed.
By Drew Setterholm Montrose Daily Press