Plans

In 2016, Main Street Central City worked with a consultant funded through the Colorado Main Street Program to complete a business and building inventory. The results revealed 7 sales between 2014 to 2017 and 6 commercial listings – a bed & breakfast, former casino, a current casino and brewery, a retail location and two development opportunities – with properties ranging from $73.65/sq. ft. to $581.61/sq. ft. and two casino development opportunities.

View the complete Building and Business Inventory Deliverables with the below links:

The HEAL Cities & Towns Campaign of Colorado is designed to foster local government policies that improve access to healthy eating and active living (HEAL) in communities throughout Colorado. The campaign is a partnership between LiveWell Colorado, a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing access to healthy eating and active living by removing barriers that inequitably and disproportionately affect low-income communities and people of color, and the Colorado Municipal League, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that has served and represented Colorado's cities and towns since 1923. The goal for the HEAL Cities & Towns Campaign of Colorado is to help build healthier communities and support local leaders in their commitment to address both a city’s physical and fiscal health.

For more information about LiveWell Colorado, visit their website, like LiveWell Colorado on Facebook or “follow” @livewellco on Twitter.

In fall of 2018, Central City received funding from LiveWell Colorado to conduct a food assessment. See the final deliverable below:

The City of Central prepared the Central City Trails Master Plan (Plan) paid for in part by Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO). The Plan addresses potential trail development for an intra-city trail network, trail connections to neighboring networks, and outdoor recreational opportunities. Logan Simpson has been retained to complete this project. The Final Trails Master Plan was approved by City Council on December 1, 2020. 

CCTMP Steering Committee

Public Participation Dates

October 22, 2020 - If you were not able to participate in the virtual public event on October 22, 2020, view the recording here.

August 11, 2020 - We hosted a public event for the public to share their ideas for the Central City Trails Master Plan at William C. Russell Park. The public event covered the planning process, existing conditions in Central City, a vision for the future of trails in the City, and more. If you could not attend the public event, review the poster boards from the event from the comfort of your own home. 

Steering Committee

The City invited representatives from key areas of the community to participate in the planning process as a member of the Steering Committee. The Steering Committee is not a voting body, but a sounding board. The planning process will include additional opportunities including public workshops for those not on the Steering Committee. The Steering Committee will meet five (5) times during the duration of the planning process. 

Meeting #1 - Thursday, May 21
Meeting #2 - Wednesday, July 15 
Meeting #3 - Wednesday, September 9
Meeting #4 - Tuesday, October 14
Meeting #5 - Thursday, November 12

City Council and Planning Commission

Joint Session - City Council and Planning Commission - September 8 at 6 p.m.
Special Meeting - City Council Work Session - October 13 at 6 p.m.
Special Meeting - Planning Commission - November 19 at 6 p.m.
City Council - December 1 at 7 p.m.

Disclaimer: The City supported the students and the universities in these efforts, but does not formally support any findings represented, until further review and consideration is made by the City.

Hometown Colorado Initiative – University of Colorado Denver

During Fall 2019, Central City participated in the Hometown Colorado Initiative, an initiative to connect communities in Colorado with the wide-ranging knowledge and academic discipline of the University of Colorado Denver faculty and students to address local issues that advance community livability and quality of life. Through this partnership, there were two student projects including 1) developing a trail and 2) preservation and restoration of the Masonic Lodge.

Trail Development

The trail development project consisted of researching how to develop a trail from the downtown core, starting in the Teller Lot, connecting to William C. Russell Park. 

Masonic Lodge Preservation and Restoration

The Masonic Lodge project included researching the historical background and significance of the property, producing a site plan, determining appropriate avenues for rehabilitation and/or reconstruction, and developing three complete plans for the building based on historic preservation principles.

Rural Technical Assistance Program – University of Colorado Boulder

In September 2019, Central City was accepted to participate in OEDITs Rural Technical Assistance Program (RTAP) with a focus on growing our outdoor recreation economy. This planning assistance established a partnership with students in the Master of Business Administration and Master of Environmental Studies at University of Colorado Boulder. The students explored economic opportunities related to outdoor recreation. The project included site visits, community engagement, economic exploration, and recommendations to provide an actionable outdoor recreation development plan.

Technical Advisory Panels (TAPs)

Since 1947, the Urban Land Institute Technical Advisory Services program has assembled 400+ ULI-member teams to help TAP sponsors find solutions for issues including affordable housing, economic development, placemaking, healthy communities, walkability, public-private partnerships and infrastructure, among others.

Technical Advisory Panels (TAPs), composed of qualified and unbiased ULI Colorado members who volunteer their time, bring relevant expertise directly into communities to address difficult real estate and land use challenges. TAPs are designed to provide practical and actionable recommendations that produce results on the ground. They are not academic exercises, but are intended to be blueprints for positive change. TAPs help communities establish this direction and inform next steps, including targeted investments in planning, economic development and infrastructure.

In Colorado, ULI Technical Advisory Panels have provided solutions for such key sites as Five Points, the Colorado Convention Center, Coors Field, Fitzsimons, and the Denver Justice Center. Since 2003, ULI Colorado has completed more than 50 TAPs leading to positive policy changes and built projects.