History of Third Street Center

1960

In 1960, Carbondale Elementary School in built.  Additions are built each decade.  In December 2006, students move to the larger and modern Crystal River Elementary School. [CES Photo Album link]

2006

The Town of Carbondale conducts a economic planning process, The Economic Development and Sustainability Plan (The Roadmap), that identifies the decommissioned Carbondale Elementary School as community space for the many nonprofit organizations in Carbondale and an incubator of innovation, sustainability and economic activity.

2008

The Town of Carbondale swaps land with the Roaring Fork School District to gain ownership of Carbondale Elementary School. Town of Carbondale, The Manaus Fund, Alpine Bank, Roaring Fork Community Development Corp and Sustainability Center of the Rockies (SCoR) collaborate to set up nonprofit structure and finance the renovation of the Carbondale Elementary School to the Third Street Center.  Construction begins.

2010

The Third Street Center opens with a Grand Opening Celebration in June.

View more pictures of the Carbondale Elementary School to Third Street Center transformation below

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Welcome to the Third Street Center

A nonprofit community center serving Carbondale and the region. Our story is really three different stories. The building's story begins with the Carbondale Elementary School. It was built in 1960 and added onto each decade that followed,…
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This Week @ Third Street

Follow Third Street on Social Media. FACEBOOK | TWITTER | INSTRAGRAM  | GOOGLE+ This Week @ Third Street | March 13-19, 2017 Public Events – Full calendar @ www.thirdstreetcenter.net Monday, March 20 @ 8:30am Senior Matters |…
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Carbondale & Third Street Center receive Spring Mini-Grant

Carbondale and Third Street Center were selected by the Garfield County Federal Mineral Lease District Board of Directors (Gregg Rippy, Mike Samson, and Eric Schmela) for a Mini-Grant during the 2016 Spring Cycle. The $25,000 grant will support…
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We're Powered by the Sun

One goal of renovating the Carbondale Elementary School into the Third Street Center as to make the building much more resource efficient. The addition of skylight, solar tubes, efficient light fixture, and two 50 kW solar arrays has lowered…

Oct 2015 Newsletter

In the five years since its opening, Third Street Center has become the place for meetings (big and small), performances, and celebrations. It has become a space for community. Whether in the offices of the many community organizations that…
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Carbondale & Third Street Center receive Garfield County FMLD Mini-Grant

We are excited to be selected by the Garfield County Federal Mineral Lease District Board of Directors (Gregg Rippy, Mike Samson, and Eric Schmela) for a Mini-Grant during the 2015 Fall Cycle. The $25,000 grant will support the installation…

Sept 2015 Newsletter

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