Colorado Brownfields assists regional tourism coalition
The Colorado Brownfields Foundation recently completed the first phase of technical assistance being provided to a coalition of Colorado communities undertaking a heritage tourism strategic planning effort.
CBF conducted a tour of cultural and heritage sites across south central Colorado; such as the towns of Canon City, Florence, Pueblo, and Trinidad that connect multiple scenic byways and are gateways to numerous mountain ranges and recreation opportunities. CBF met with local historic preservation and economic development representatives to assist with strategizing approaches that could enhance historic preservation and further heritage tourism goals.
A key strategy of the coalition is to focus on restoration and adaptive reuse of historic structures, as well as renovation and redevelopment on existing brownfields sites. CBF will provide technical assistance to evaluate the real estate components of the region’s heritage tourism strategy and help determine the processes for restoring historical and community assets.
Jennifer Hayes has been an Editor with the CREJ for more than 12 years. Jennifer covers all commercial real estate news for all property types in the Colorado Springs/Southern Front Range and the Western Slope/Mountain Town areas. Jennifer also is Editor of the Construction/Design/Engineering section, the Economic Development section and the Shopping Center section.
Before joining the Colorado Real Estate Journal, Jennifer served as the Assistant Sports Information Director at Texas A&M-Commerce. She earned her bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Colorado and a master's degree in education from A&M-Commerce.
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