Town Hall Building
The Town of Firestone and Carbon Valley Parks & Recreation District (CVPRD) are actively looking at transforming the former Town Hall building, located at 151 Grant Avenue, into a dedicated Senior Center that would serve the entire District.
CVPRD has seen the demand increase for spaces dedicated to seniors and currently doesn’t have adequate space to serve that growing population. Dean Rummel, Executive Director of CVPRD, said, “This collaborative effort with the Town of Firestone is another great opportunity for local governments to be better together. Increased space allows for greater success to serve a wider audience of the growing senior population all under one roof.” He added that “initial conceptual ideas include spaces for active (classes/programming) and passive (socializing/lounge) usages while also addressing a need for additional staff offices.”
“Partnering with Carbon Valley Parks & Recreation District to explore preserving the former Town Hall for a dedicated senior center is another example of Firestone’s commitment to partner with other agencies to return great value to taxpayers,” said Mayor Bobbi Sindelar. “It’s also part of Firestone’s work to preserve its central core and directly respond to a growing community need. We look forward to CVPRD conducting their analysis and finding a way to move a new senior center forward.”
With help from community members and business owners, the Town has nearly completed the Historic Firestone Neighborhood Plan. These potential changes to the facility complement the work done for that plan and potential implementation that would occur in the area.
For the next steps, CVPRD will perform a structural assessment, look at a conceptual design and feasibility study, estimate remodeling expenses, and identify possible funding sources.