The Evergreen Economic District (EED), formerly the Downtown Evergreen Economic District, approached the county with a list of safety and connectivity projects throughout the activity centers in Evergreen. Jefferson County staff worked with EED to narrow the project list considering:
EED and county staff then prioritized the project by immediate need, impact to the community, design time, and construction feasibility.
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The boundary consists of most of the current service areas of Evergreen Metropolitan District and the West Jefferson Metropolitan District. The full legal description, map of the proposed district, and a list of the property addresses included in the proposed district can be found on the main Evergreen Local Improvement District web page.
The list of improvements includes 17 sites in the greater Evergreen area. A list of the improvements, map and estimated costs can be found here.
At this time, staff is only requesting the improvements listed. It is estimated that these projects alone will take at least 10 years, if not longer, to complete based on funding from the proposed district. As projects are completed, the Board of County Commissioners can add additional projects to the list through a formal action of the board.
The funding stream for the proposed improvements will be provided to the ELID through its partnership with the Evergreen Economic District (EED) and the Evergreen Legacy Fund (ELF), which collects a voluntary 1% donation on the value on sales of products and services at businesses within the Evergreen area. Other grants and donations could provide supplemental funding.