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The historic Fox Theatre in Walsenburg needed help. Faced with declining ticket sales and a large building that was rarely used to even 10% of its capacity, the owners (Huerfano County) and the operator (Mike Peters on behalf of the Fox Theatre board of directors), turned to the resources and talents of DOLA’s UTA program with CCCD to transform this building into a bustling hub of arts and entertainment for the community.
Strategies were proposed to demonstrate how the building could accommodate a variety of desirable programming opportunities, including cinema, live performance, and food and drink, both within its existing footprint and an expanded one. The project team then created a series of High Definition virtual walkthroughs that enabled the community and project stakeholders to visually experience these proposals on the big screen.
Field Supervisor: Jeff Wood
CCCD Team: Taylor Carlisle (MArch), Fernanda Hobbs (MArch), Alena Gagnon (MLA), Sarah Goldblatt (MSHP), and Aneliya Bargon (MLA)
Local Collaborators: Carl Young, Economic and Tourism Development Director, Huerfano County; Mike Peters, Fox Theater Board of Directors