|Pulliam Community Building after renovation.|
Seventy one years ago, the Pulliams saw the need for a community center—a place where citizens could gather for various cultural and civic events. It was not intended as a profit center for the city, rather a place to support its citizens.
Why Is This Project Important?
If the unused auditorium held only 100 events of 200 people a year, that is 20,000 new visitors to downtown. With the other increased usage that number could double. The city would see a boost in sales tax revenue.
The City will spend over $1.2 million over the next 10 years on the building. It is responsible for the building. Locking the doors doesn't absolve them of that expense to the budget. If renovated, the City can turn an unproductive asset into a revenue generator.
In 2010, the basement was used over 300 times! There is ample demand for affordable community space. The space needs to be updated to attract new users.
Repurposing the auditorium into a multi-prupose facility is the most viable option for the City at this time. It saves substantial amounts of money
Be sure the review the plan and other recent slide presentations.
Today, there are a number of incredible commercial event locations that can host the finest weddings and conventions. The Pulliam will provides a flexible, affordable space for community events. Many clubs and non-profit organizations can’t afford the more luxurious accommodations in Northern Colorado.
•Potential New Users
–*Church. Sunday morning services and other spaces
–*Private school needing graduation ceremony location
–*Goodtimes Dance Club bi-monthly
–*Boy’s & Girl’s Clubs spillover for large art event
–Lincoln Center hardwood floor requests
–Small conventions with museum and Rialto
–Downtown event indoor spillover
–*Photographic workshops and meetings
–*Service clubs for regular meetings
–*Northern Colorado community band fundraiser
–Parks and Rec dance instruction space
–In the round theatre event
–*Square dance regional convention
–*Stone Age Fair expansion of event
–School fundraisers and holding a dance
–*Monthly ballroom dances by private individuals
–*Loveland Sweetheart Ball
(Those with an asterik have discussed using the facility.)
Anyone needing a large space and stage and especially a hardwood floor will find the renovated auditorium a gem.