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In the College of Architecture and Planning at the University of Colorado Denver, students and faculty engage directly with our vibrant city, dynamic community, and magnificent landscape by working on real projects that make a real difference. Explore the ways research and creative projects at CAP ignite evolution that enriches places for people and the planet.

Kersey Town Hall + Streetscape

Date: 8/1/2018 - 8/1/2018
Location: Kersey, CO

The town of Kersey has a vision to create a vibrant town center along a primary stretch of 1st Street. One of the first projects which they hope to implement includes relocating the town hall and police facilities to the historic Kersey Co-Op Building located at 1st and Trumbull Streets. This adaptive re-imagining of an important landmark in the town will create an anchor to the central business district which has struggled in the past to maintain a cohesive identity and attract businesses and patrons.

Kersey is also seeking designs for a streetscape plan to enhance the pedestrian experience along 1st Street. Together, these projects will transform this struggling corridor into a hub for businesses and a place of pride for local residents. Our work included conceptual designs for both the town hall redesign at the former Co-Op Building and a streetscape plan for 1st Street along four blocks covering the stretch between Trumbull and Hill Streets. We also produced a report which explored new signage for the whole town of Kersey and provided a conceptual master plan for the current Memorial Park.

Field Supervisor: Jennifer Kovarik
CCCD Team: Claire Dalby, Diana Souders, Sofia Bruni, Zhinguang Hu, Dillon McBride, Kendrick Wyman
DOLA Regional Manager:
Don Sandoval
Local Collaborator: 
Christian Morgan, Town Administrator; Jay Cochran, Community Development Director

College of Architecture and Planning

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1250 14th Street


Denver, CO 80202


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