February 10, 2012

SandBox Comments: Mountain Mail "Council approval creates downtown creative district "

Cailey McDermott:

"Salida City councilmen unanimously approved forming a creative district in the downtown area for increased grant opportunities during their meeting Tuesday.

Since passage of House Bill 1031 last year, the state has been encouraging communities to designate creative districts.

The district will benefit Salida by attracting creative entrepreneurs and artists, creating hubs of economic activity and showcasing artistic events.

Dara MacDonald, interim city administrator, said SteamPlant employees submitted a grant Jan. 30 to the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade to enhance the downtown creative district...."  (Read more?  Click title)

"Unapologetically pursuing and tracking patterns within the news others make since 2010."

1 comment:

legalkiwi said...

Here's another creative district.

While Glenwood Springs sits on a lousy 1.7% 2011 increase, an imploding tourism promotion board and vendor and a city council that's still asleep at the wheel.

Downtown merchants have to be ready to stage an uprising soon. We wanna be Carbondale, Salida and Steamboat Springs.