The city has plans of expanding property on the riverfront with one project near completion. The riverfront looks bare now, mostly filled with bikers and runners, but Grand Junction residents could see more building in the near future.
Dave Barnett and his wife bike the river trail twice a week, "I guess it would be kind of nice to have a stop or two here and there."
Barnett said he's excited to see more activity, "I think there is one just down the path there, a brewery."
The Kannah Creek Brewing Company is one of the first projects alongside the trail, an expansion form its other location.
Jim Jeffryes is one of the owners of the brewing company, "I think we will get a bunch of traffic from the river trail and with the riverside parkway out here, I think people will drop in."
Jeffryes also owns other property near the river front and he hopes to see more there soon, "River front property is not cheap, but we want it to be on the river because its such an iconic location."
The city wants to make that happen.
Kathy Portner of the Grand Junction city said, "We have the large piece of property that the city owns, the Los Colonist Park area and that is currently also undergoing a master planning process to look at what other public facilities we might want to have in that area."
Portner also said, "We think that definitely that is going to spur a lot more interest and a lot more private investment along the riverside parkway."
This could make some regulars like Barnett concerned, "I wouldn't want it to be completely populated with restaurants and things like that."
Portner said not to worry, there is plenty of room, "It would be great. The trail really could accommodate more use than its currently getting."