Trends Winter 2017 | Page 8

Revitalization efforts overhaul dated downtowns By Tawny Quast T ucked within the Arkansas River Valley in the heart of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, the Town of Buena Vista is home to over 2,700 residents and is frequented by many tourists who enjoy stunning views and a multitude of outdoor adventures. Aside from its natural beauty, the town boasts a three-block Main Street area filled with charming historic buildings and character. However, with a major highway corridor running straight through town, Buena Vista’s downtown had found itself forgotten. Larger sto