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Colorado Main Street Guidebook: Creating and Preserving Historic Main Street Districts in Colorado
Student Researcher: Jesse Sheets
Client: Colorado Main Street Program, Department of Local Affairs
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The goal of this project was to assist the Colorado Main Street Program in developing a Guidebook for establishing historic Main Street districts and how to sustainably maintain current historic districts. This Guidebook will aid small towns in accessing vital resources that can benefit their communities. By focusing on historic preservation, the legacy of Colorado’s historic downtowns can be secured for future generations. The deliverables for this Capstone consisted of providing supplemental information for six chapters of the Guidebook, which was already in development. The chapters are titled “Introduction and District Character”, “District Sustainability and Resilience”, “Local Government and Community Policy”, “Main Street Districts Infrastructure”, “Public Amenities”, and “Financing District Improvements”.