COMMITTEE DISCUSSIONS CONTINUE
A Steering Committee assigned to explore potential future uses for the historic Emma Townsite store buildings met Jan. 21 to discuss the first draft of a recommendation that the group will send to the Open Space and Trails Board.
Committee members directed further refinements to the proposal. No future meeting date has yet been set. Watch here for additional information as the process moves forward.
Previously, the committee met Sept. 26, when it continued to brainstorm on uses for the structures that would fit with the committee's vision statement for the property. Meeting minutes are posted below.
At its meeting on Aug. 14, the committee began the discussion on uses and reviewed information, compiled at its request, regarding the potential for highway changes, protective barriers for the buildings and the potential for moving the structures farther from the highway. The materials are posted below (Aug. 14 Steering Committee Packet). Materials from the committee's first meeting on May 28 are also provided below.
The Emma Store Buildings will honor their historic agricultural roots, the natural environment and character of Emma, and provide a space that is accessible to the community and 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 information that has been distributed to the committee.
DISCUSSIONS BEGAN 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.