Structure of Centennial Hall expected to be visible soon |

Structure of Centennial Hall expected to be visible soon

— Motorists driving by on Oak and 10th streets should see the frame of Centennial Hall taking shape later this month.

Deputy City Manager Wendy DuBord said this week that general contractor Tom Fox is expecting delivery of structural steel for the two-story building within a week to 10 days.

Centennial Hall is being built across 10th Street from the existing City Hall. It will house city planning offices and a new public meeting facility where City Council and Planning Commission meetings will be held. The Orton Foundation, which contributed significantly to construction of the building, also will have office space there. The city is using about $275,000 of a $500,000 challenge grant from the Orton Foundation to help construct the building.

The city and the foundation have signed a partnership agreement to work on development of innovative new planning software.

DuBord said recent work on the building included installation of utility lines. There were times when traffic could not pass on 10th Street, but she hopes that will not occur again.

Passersby can see a curved concrete footer outlining public seating in the new meeting hall. The city learned of good news this week with formal confirmation it will receive its second $300,000 grant for construction of Centennial Hall from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs. The source of the funds is mining severance taxes paid by industries like the coal mines in northwest Colorado.

— To reach Tom Ross call 871-4210 or e-mail

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