Town Releases Bid Documents for ‘Overlook Redevelopment’

The Town of Pagosa Springs has released the bid documents for a proposed “redevelopment’ of the Overlook deck located across the street from the town’s main commercial block. The new steel and wood structure will overlook the San Juan River, the Pagosa Springs Visitors Center and the Springs Resort.

You can download complete information and plans at this Town web page:

From the Town’s official announcement:

Emailed bids for the invitation will be received by the Town of Pagosa Springs (herein called the “Owner”), PO Box 1859,551 Hot Springs Boulevard, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147 until June 9, 2017 5:00pm local time. Bids received after this time will not be accepted.

At said place and time, and promptly thereafter, all bids that have been duly received will be opened publicly and read aloud. All interested parties are invited to attend. The work to be performed generally includes all labor, materials, equipment and provisions necessary to repave the three lots at Town Park.

There will be a mandatory walk through on May 22 at 9:00am at the Highway 160 Overlook which is located at the parking lot in front of 439 San Juan Street, Pagosa Springs CO 81147.

This bid will not require a bid bond. The Bidder to whom a Contract is awarded will be required to furnish a performance and payment bond guaranteeing faithful performance. No Bids may be withdrawn within a period of sixty (60) days after the date Bids are opened.

The Owner reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive irregularities or informalities in any bid.

The project will be funded in part by Lodgers Tax revenues provided through the Pagosa Springs Area Tourism Board. The new structure will replace a much smaller, and deteriorating, overlook deck in the same location.

The original Overlook deck adjacent to the Main Street parking lot, on an April morning, 2017. The ‘hot springs’ feature is an artificial construction that has made artistic use of the heavy mineral content in Pagosa’s geothermal water.


Bill Hudson

Bill Hudson founded the Pagosa Daily Post in 2004 in hopes of making a decent living writing about local politics. The hope remains.