The Glenwood Springs City Council has given a thumbs up for another hot springs development. The proposal came from owners of an amusement park attraction. Glenwood Springs currently has one hot springs-- named the same as the town and about as old. In last night’s meeting, city council members pushed for explanation on some of the details, but overall were enthusiastic about adding a second hot springs development for the town.
The project is proposed by the owners Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, a family oriented amusement park on another stretch of land. Now the owners have been given permission to develop a parcel of land near Two Rivers Park. Steve Beckley is one of the owners, and described the development as having a large family pool and four smaller pools.
Steve Beckley: “On that 1.6 acres on the West side, we’ll be utilizing the natural hot springs that come to the surface at this location. There’s the Hobo Springs, and the Gamba Springs.”
It wasn’t clear what price range the owners have in mind for guests. The owners asked to have four years to completely develop the resort, rather than the usual three, and city councilmembers approved the condition. City council members pushed for explanation on that and some other details, but overall were enthusiastic about adding a second hot springs development for the town.
Woman: “Motion passed unanimously.”
Council member 1: “Go forth and build!”
Steve Beckley: “Thank you!”
There was one public comment last night, asking City Council to make sure the development doesn’t cause light pollution.