COMMITTEE DRAFTS VISION STATEMENT
A Steering Committee assigned to explore potential future uses for the historic Emma Townsite store buildings convened on May 28 for its first discussion following site visits to the property in April. The committee's next meeting has not yet been scheduled. Minutes of the May 28 meeting are posted below.
At the May 28 meeting, the group agreed to a vision statement that will guide its recommendations regarding the buildings. The vision statement:
The Emma Store Buildings will honor their historic agricultural roots, the natural environment and character of Emma with high public value, and provide a space that celebrates the innovative spirit of this location.
KEEP TABS ON THIS PROCESS
Watch this web page for future meeting dates and other information as this process moves forward. Steering Committee meetings are open to the public. Posted below is a packet of information that was distributed to committee members, as well as additional materials that were provided for the May 28 meeting (Addendums 1 and 2).
DISCUSSIONS BEGIN WITH SITE VISITS
The Emma Townsite Steering Committee convened for a site visit on April 23. Suzannah Reid, Pitkin County's historic preservation officer, led the group on a tour of the structures and explained the work that has been done to date to preserve the buildings. The townsite is located on the county's Emma Open Space. A second site visit took place May 3 for committee members who did not make the April 23 visit.