Earlier this year, the travel-planning website TripAdvisor included Grand Junction among its "Most Charming Downtowns in America" based on an average traveler rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

That's solid, if not spectacular, affirmation that downtown boosters have succeeded in turning the downtown area into a tourist draw. Out-of-towners enjoy the Art on the Corner sculptures, the interesting shops, pubs and restaurants and the pedestrian-friendly atmosphere.

Thankfully the men and women who have shaped the downtown experience aren't content to rest on their laurels. For the past year, the Downtown Development Authority has spearheaded a planning process to identify new priorities moving forward.

Read more at The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel.

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