Midland Avenue Streetscape

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link


About. Midland Avenue is Basalt’s main historic corridor with building facades that date back to the Town’s 1890s railroad heyday. Today, Midland Avenue is one of two commercial activity hubs for Basalt and serves to transport people from Highway 82 up the Fryingpan River canyon to Ruedi Reservoir. In 2020, the Town’s Master Plan identified the Midland Avenue streetscape as a priority project that would ensure continued commercial vitality in Downtown. In November of 2021, the Basalt Forward 2030 initiative passed via citizen vote and authorized the Town to utilize bond proceeds to revitalize Midland Avenue’s streetscape and update utilities.

Issues & Opportunities. The issues facing Midland Avenue include failing and lacking utilities (sewer, water, gas, fiber, etc), center-lane truck loading zones, inconsistent connectivity, parking disorientation, inadequate bike infrastructure, lack of universal accessibility, aging and narrow sidewalks, snow/icing on sidewalks, inadequate signage, etc. The design team of Connect One Design, Cushing-Terrell, and Sopris Engineering see opportunities to update utilities, create comfortable outdoor spaces, prioritize the pedestrian experience, implement sustainable technologies, bring vibrancy to the entire corridor, and create a beloved “front porch” that honor’s Midland Avenue’s history and quaint character.

Scope. The project limits are the entirety of Midland Avenue, building face to building face, from (and including parts of) the Midland Spur to East Homestead Drive. Additional work could affect side alleys as utility connections are improved.

Schedule. The design team will be working throughout 2022 to create concepts, gain community feedback, and produce construction documents. A detailed schedule of construction and impacts has yet to be developed but the Town expects construction to begin in early 2023, and possibly continue into 2024.

Your Roll. As a framework and guide for accomplishing community aspirations and intentions, your input is very important to the planning and design of Midland Avenue Streetscape. There are many ways for you to give feedback throughout this process including:

  • Register so that you can interact with the various activities within this website and receive updates. Your email will be used only to receive updates on the project through this site.
  • Take the Surveys to easily provide feedback from the comfort of your home.
  • Engage with us by stopping by one of the pop-up booths or outdoor open houses.
  • Share this site with co-workers, your local coffee shop, family, and friends to spread the word.
  • Stay Up-to-Date by revisiting the site throughout the process to find design progress, schedules, and construction updates.


About. Midland Avenue is Basalt’s main historic corridor with building facades that date back to the Town’s 1890s railroad heyday. Today, Midland Avenue is one of two commercial activity hubs for Basalt and serves to transport people from Highway 82 up the Fryingpan River canyon to Ruedi Reservoir. In 2020, the Town’s Master Plan identified the Midland Avenue streetscape as a priority project that would ensure continued commercial vitality in Downtown. In November of 2021, the Basalt Forward 2030 initiative passed via citizen vote and authorized the Town to utilize bond proceeds to revitalize Midland Avenue’s streetscape and update utilities.

Issues & Opportunities. The issues facing Midland Avenue include failing and lacking utilities (sewer, water, gas, fiber, etc), center-lane truck loading zones, inconsistent connectivity, parking disorientation, inadequate bike infrastructure, lack of universal accessibility, aging and narrow sidewalks, snow/icing on sidewalks, inadequate signage, etc. The design team of Connect One Design, Cushing-Terrell, and Sopris Engineering see opportunities to update utilities, create comfortable outdoor spaces, prioritize the pedestrian experience, implement sustainable technologies, bring vibrancy to the entire corridor, and create a beloved “front porch” that honor’s Midland Avenue’s history and quaint character.

Scope. The project limits are the entirety of Midland Avenue, building face to building face, from (and including parts of) the Midland Spur to East Homestead Drive. Additional work could affect side alleys as utility connections are improved.

Schedule. The design team will be working throughout 2022 to create concepts, gain community feedback, and produce construction documents. A detailed schedule of construction and impacts has yet to be developed but the Town expects construction to begin in early 2023, and possibly continue into 2024.

Your Roll. As a framework and guide for accomplishing community aspirations and intentions, your input is very important to the planning and design of Midland Avenue Streetscape. There are many ways for you to give feedback throughout this process including:

  • Register so that you can interact with the various activities within this website and receive updates. Your email will be used only to receive updates on the project through this site.
  • Take the Surveys to easily provide feedback from the comfort of your home.
  • Engage with us by stopping by one of the pop-up booths or outdoor open houses.
  • Share this site with co-workers, your local coffee shop, family, and friends to spread the word.
  • Stay Up-to-Date by revisiting the site throughout the process to find design progress, schedules, and construction updates.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link

Tag Our Map!

4 months

Please take a moment to add a comment to the map which either describes something you would change and how, or something you would like to see preserved and why!

Page last updated: 10 Aug 2022, 11:14 AM