CENTER — Center was named an “affiliate” of the Colorado Main Street program last week. The announcement was made Thursday, July 22, on the Facebook page for Colorado Main Street.
According to Center Town Manager Brian Lujan, “This is the first step to becoming an official Colorado Main Street town.”
He explained that the application for Colorado Main Street affiliation was completed by town VISTA volunteer Keith Brockhurst.
The Colorado Main Street program is designed to help small communities revitalize their downtown area with support, grant opportunities and strategies.
According to the Colorado Main Street website, “The Colorado Main Street program offers support for community-led downtown revitalization. We help communities thrive by providing a customizable framework to focus efforts, energy, and resources to create a more vibrant community. Proven revitalization strategies and needed organization help communities identify and leverage opportunities and resources. By focusing on current community strengths and assets, the Colorado Main Street Program is a catalyst to move you forward, one step at a time.”
This is just one more step in the future of Center. Partnerships are being created with many community support groups, state agencies, non-profits and community members which will be the foundation for the comprehensive improvement plans.
These plans include revitalizing the downtown area, and the development of the 90 acres north of town but do not stop there. The plan is comprehensive to all the city.