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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: February 13

    Municipal Court is back in the modular buildings.  Fire Station 1 construction is underway.  An artist search is underway for the City Center Project
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    Greeley Municipal Court - New Location
    Anyone needing to pay a fine or make an appearance in Greeley Municipal Court should now go to the modular building at 1122 11th Avenue.Hours are: Monday-Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

    Construction Progress on Fire Station 1
    The construction of Fire Station 1 is on track to open in September of 2017.  The exterior walls are starting to go up. Check out the live feed of the construction

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    Artist Search Underway for City Center Project
    The City of Greeley’s 1% for Art Program is seeking an experienced visual artist to work with architects, engineers and managers to develop artwork that will be incorporated into its new City Center/Municipal Campus. To learn more, download the Request for Qualifications.

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