The results are in for Grand Lake’s Art Market Study, a recent survey designed to help guide a workforce housing project for artists and creative types, with a rollout set for next week.
Grand Lake was one of only a handful communities in the state to be awarded a project spearheaded by Artspace and Space to Create Colorado. The program is designed to stimulate Colorado communities and economic development by offering affordable housing and workspace for people involved in creative industries, not just artists.
Earlier this year, the Art Market Survey was distributed to get a read on what kind of project would be most needed locally. With the results in, Grand County Economic Development Director DiAnn Butler said the response was overwhelming with more than 200 surveys returned for a town of about 500 people.
“The response was really positive, so (the developers) are excited to move forward with the project,” Butler said.
Now, representatives from Artspace and the Space to Create are scheduled to present the survey results from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday at the Community House in Grand Lake as they address the next steps for project.
Butler said the developers and town are entering the pre-development phase, which includes items like nailing down a site, producing some designs and securing funding.
“It’s everything before they get the project shovel ready, so it’s an exciting time right now because it’s becoming real,” Butler said.
There’s no need to RSVP for the free results presentation, and there will be refreshments and snacks available on site. For more about the program, go to www.ArtSpace.org. For more about next week’s rollout in Grand Lake, email Butler at email@example.com.