Frisco awarded $50,000 grant for Main Street Promenade

Frisco was awarded at $50,000 Colorado Department of Transportation grant for its work on the Frisco Main Street Promenade.
Todd Powell / town of Frisco

Frisco received a $50,000 grant from the Colorado Department of Transportation as part of the Revitalizing Main Street program.

CDOT announced Monday the first batch of grant recipients from the program, which is offering $4.1 million in financial assistance to communities seeking out creative modifications to roadways and public spaces as a way of promoting social distancing and economic activity.

Frisco’s efforts fit the bill. The town opened the Frisco Main Street Promenade in June, offering shops and restaurants the opportunity to spread out onto Main Street, and creating a space for pedestrians, bikers and more to enjoy local businesses while physical distancing. Along with Frisco, the towns of Aspen, Alamosa, Littleton, Silt and Oak Creek also were awarded grants.

Each entity is required to provide 10% of matching funds to qualify for a grant.

“In the applications received thus far, we have seen creative examples ranging from expanding downtown business capacity to encouraging multimodel access to a park in a small, rural community,” CDOT Executive Director Shoshana Lew said in a press release. “The program has additional capacity, so we encourage localities to take a look at other cities’ solutions and explore how these funds could benefit their own community.”

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