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City Center Projects

What is happening in downtown Greeley? There are a lot of changes in the works—including a new fire station, downtown hotel and relocation of City government offices.

  • Update Report: November 10

    The City of Greeley is pleased to announce the groundbreaking for the construction of Fire Station No. 1 occurred on September 22nd.

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    This fire station will serve as the administrative headquarters for the Greeley Fire Department and as a backup Emergency Operations Center in addition to the customary fire response functions. The new Fire Station No. 1 will have four apparatus bays, will house Engine 1, Ladder 1, the Dive Rescue response unit and firefighter rehabilitation unit. Living quarters for 9 firefighters per shift are included on the site. 

    This building is the first in the “City Center” municipal complex which will be a phased consolidation of downtown City administration offices into a single campus for greater efficiency and service to the public. The project budget for the Fire Station is approximately $8.6million.

Hotel and Conference Center Design-Design work and finalization of the development agreement for the new hotel and conference center are complete and construction is progressing. Completion is anticipated in September of 2017. See the artist's rendering fly-by video of what this new downtown amenity could look like.

Fire Station #1 - building model and renderings.

Fire Station and City Center Phase I Financing

Funding for the projects will come from Certificates of Participation (COPs). Here’s how this type of funding works: Instead of buying a bond, investors actually purchase a piece of the building and property. Each year, the city makes payments and purchases a portion of the building and property. After 20 years, ownership of the building transfers to the City of Greeley. This isn’t debt or a tax increase, which would need voter approval, for three important reasons:

  1. COPs only require an annual budget allocation
  2. They do not require this or future Councils to continue the agreement
  3. Taxes will not be raised to make the payments. It is much like a lease-purchase agreement, where “rent” payments are made and when the lease is up, the renter owns the property.

The City successfully used this form of financing on two other occasions: acquisition and construction of Boomerang Links golf course and irrigation improvements at Highland Hills Golf Course, as well as construction of the Events Center at Island Grove Park.

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Current project descriptions

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Downtown Hotel
City Center / Municipal Campus Project
Safeway Building/Block - New Fire Station #1

Live Image Feeds

Take a peek at the action!

Hotel/conference center construction and Lincoln Park Annex demolition live images (updates every 30 minutes) and time lapse video.

View Fire Station #1 construction live images (updates every 30 minutes)

Questions?

Contact us! 
Brooke.Wolford@Greeleygov.com
970-350-9774