NEWSLETTER – Winter 2016

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Join us in renovating the Gym

OUR GOAL IS TO RAISE $200,000 BY APRIL 2017

Thanks to two initial gifts we are already 25% toward reaching that goal. This is one of Carbondale’s most under-utilized spaces. Imagine a revitalized space that hosts performances, celebrations and community events of all types, night and day. With your help we can get to work in the spring of 2017 and have the space ready to go next summer.

The Gym Renovation Project will not only result in daylight streaming into the space from windows, doors and skylights, we want to upgrade the space so it can host a much greater range of events – during the day as well as at night. Our Calaway Room already hosts an amazing range of events and activities and we’d like the gym to be able to do the same – at 3x times the size.

This fundraising campaign will enable a number of Gym enhancements including:

  • Six big windows
  • Doors with windows
  • Two Skylights
  • Repositionable seating
  • Additional interior upgrades

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2016 – A Year of Improvements

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Based on the Facility Master Plan we developed in 2015, we have been steadily improving items at Third Street Center, including:

  • New welcome signage at the entrance. Always good to know where you are.
  • 4 new Electric Vehicle charging stations on the east side of the gym (funded by the Colorado Energy Office and CORE).  Charge during the day and you’ll run on sun power!
  • New hot/cold water lines in the Round Room Area. Thanks to a grant from the Garfield County Federal Mineral Leasing District.
  • Newly paved bike paths on the north and south side of Third Street Center are now paved (Courtesy the Town of Carbondale and Garfield LiveWell).
  • 140 new (used) well padded banquet chairs (Donated by the Little Nell).
  • A new drywell on the south side of the Round Room. (Courtesy of the Town of Carbondale).
  • A new water fountain / bottle filling station from Garfield County Public Health.

THANK YOU
FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

Upcoming Planned Improvements

Third Street Center in SketchUp

We began inputting the dimensions of the Third Street Center and planned improvements into Google SketchUp model.

With the help of the University Technical Assistance Program, a joint effort of the Department of Local Affairs and the Colorado Center for Community Development at the CU Denver, we have been getting the Third Street Center into Google SketchUp, a 3D architectural software program to help us explore and illustrate improvements to the building. This is an ongoing effort with an initial focus on the gym.

Main Women’s Restroom – Winter 2016/2017

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Thanks to a grant from the Garfield County Federal Mineral Lease District through the Town of Carbondale (which funded our water line improvements), we are upgrading the main women’s restroom with new stalls, fixtures, and lighting over the winter. Sorry guys, we haven’t secured funding for improvements to your restroom . . .yet.

Gym Renovation – Spring 2017

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This Spring are embarking on an effort to renovate the Gym by adding windows, new doors, skylights and upgrades to the interior. We are just beginning to raise funds for the renovation (Goal: $200,000)  We are fortunate to have received two lead gifts to get us 25% toward our goal.

Learn more about the Gym Renovation Project >>>

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