Join the Colorado Municipal League and History Colorado for a FREE "Building Opportunity" Workshop to explore different tools available to achieve your goals, illustrated by case studies from Colorado cities and towns.
All buildings are opportunities to achieve community goals.
An old opera house can be a new performing arts center (Leadville). The empty historic storefront can be an arts center and community kitchen (La Junta).
You know what your community needs—
Have you looked at your existing assets as an opportunity to meet that need?
Building Opportunity Workshops
The city of Leadville used a mixture of funding options to purchase the Tabor Opera House, including the State Historical Fund, and a feasibility study to determine the mixture of programs to maintain the building as a performing arts center. Currently, the City is developing construction drawings for rehabilitation and has plans to use federal and state tax credits as well as State Historical Fund monies to fund this work.
The La Junta Urban Renewal Authority purchased the Plaza Block, La Junta's oldest remaining building, in 2007. They have recently partnered with local nonprofits to rehab the building, with an arts center and community kitchen on the first floor and housing for traveling nurses on the second. Funding for the project will include historic preservation tax credits and State Historical Fund grants.
Future Building Opportunity Workshops will explore different tools through different case studies.
September 12, 2-3:34 p.m., Manitou Springs
Garden of the Gods Trading Post, 342 Beckers Lane
September 13, 2-3:45 p.m., Salida
Rotary Scout Hut in Riverside Park, 210 E. Sackett
September 26, 2-3:45 p.m., Durango
Durango Recreation Center, 2700 Main Avenue
October 4, 2-3:45 p.m., Firestone
Firestone Town Hall, 151 Grant Avenue
Free for elected officials and municipal employees
Sponsored by the Colorado Municipal League and History Colorado