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Location: Carbondale, CO
The Third Street Center is a not-for-profit small business incubator and community resource center which operates out of the old elementary school in Carbondale. Over the years, a few updates to the site plan have changed the original configuration in order to activate more use of the center. A series of master plans were generated and needed to be reviewed and updated into a new plan to move forward with.
The Town of Carbondale in partnership with the TSC worked with CCCD to have MLA students review those plans and develop a new unified master plan for the entire property site with a specific focus on better parking and pockets of green space. The final result opened up the site and brought attention to the main entry and outlined better parking for growth of the center.
Project Team: Josh Spinner (MLA), Molly Somes (MLA), Daniel Navarro-Gomez (MLA), Chris Endreson (Project Coordinator)
Local Participants: Jay Harrington (Town Manager), Colin Laird (Third Street Center Executive Director)
DOLA Regional Manager: Elyse Ackerman