Renovation of Glenwood Springs CMC building is nearly complete |

Renovation of Glenwood Springs CMC building is nearly complete

Sean Johnson
Post Independent Intern
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – The new home for Fred Haberlein’s mural of a view from the top of the Flat Tops Wilderness Area is on the side of Colorado Mountain College Gallery and District Office.

The five-year renovation to the building is nearly complete. The finishing touch will come in the fall when installation is added to the building.

Currently, the final stage of the renovation, which cost $100,000, includes the installation, the mural, repairing the stucco on the outside of the building, painting the building and adding metal awnings.

The goal is to create a more aesthetically pleasing building to go along with the theme of downtown Glenwood Springs. All the work is being outsourced to local contractors.

“We really want to support local businesses as much as we can,” said Debbie Crawford, public information officer for CMC. “It’s putting money back into the local economy.”

The CMC District Office is the central base for all the CMC facilities of the region. It provides support to all 12 locations. The Downtown Business Association encouraged the office to upgrade the building to improve the appeal and make downtown look nicer.

The building has a 100-year history. In that time the building has hosted numerous businesses including a bowling alley, ballroom studio, roller rink and print shop.

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