The Nederland Board of Trustees appoint the members of the NDDA Board of Directors and charge them with improving the infrastructure of the downtown area for both short and long term benefit of the community as a whole.
In 2010 the NDDA completed an extensive sidewalk project that connected local neighborhoods to commercial areas, and improved access to downtown businesses. For the last 5 years the DDA has purchased plants for the downtown planters. In 2015 we hired a local botanist to rework the planters within our environment and ecological mandate.
For the last 3 years the DDA has loaned out strings of lights in December to businesses and with the town lights public spaces, the bridges and more to add to the holiday spirit.
All NDDA projects stem from the NDDA Strategic Plan. The NDDA has limited funds to work with and makes every attempt to leverage these funds to get the most impact for the dollar. They focus on projects that are achievable.
NedPeds is the second large capital project undertaken by the NDDA. NedPeds is a renovation of Second Street that includes critical drainage improvements, street resurfacing, and installation of a multi-modal pathway connecting the Nederland Community Library and the Post Office. In addition to this valuable connection between the east and west ends of town, the NedPeds project also calls for the installment of sidewalk spurs on Snyder and East Streets to connect sidewalks to RTD bus stops on Highway 119. To fund Sidewalks Phase I and NedPeds, the NDDA received voter-approved debt authorizations in 2009 and 2012. The NDDA was able to leverage these funds to receive additional funding from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT). Delays due to the 2013 flood and rapidly increasing construction costs have finally been overcome and this project will start in May 2016 with an expected completion in July 2016 (weather dependent).