City Council held a Study Session on the Pulliam Building. Although it was not a voting meeting, the council consensus was overwhelmingly positive. They instructed staff to proceed with a plan for a $ 2 Million budget. $500,000 would come from gifts from our foundation. This is incredibly exciting news.
The Financial Feasibility Study by BBC Research & Consulting was presented the evening of October 11th. Be sure to read their report and additional ways to generate revenue at the building.
Matching Grant for City Increased
Our foundation has offered a total of $400,000 matching grant to Loveland for remodeling of the auditorium. This gesture has been well received and hopefully will be the start of bigger things to come.
A community effort is underway to revive and renovate the historic Pulliam Community Building at 545 North Cleveland in Loveland, Colorado.
The Pulliam Community Building Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)3, is at the focal point of the Restore Pulliam project. We are working in partnership with the City of Loveland.
It is vital that we preserve, reuse, and care for this solid asset in the core of our community. With everyone's help, we can see life return to the auditorium of the Pulliam Community Building.
Constructed in 1938 for use as a community center, the auditorium of the Pulliam Community Building now sits empty-- twiddling her thumbs and under-utilized in downtown Loveland. We need to awaken this sleeping beauty. The rest of the building is used, but well below its potential.
By re-purposing and remodeling the auditorium, a broad spectrum of events can be hosted. The spacious auditorium is a grand structure. The resulting benefit will be more visitors to businesses located in the heart of Loveland.
IMMEDIATE LOCAL BENEFIT
A restored Pulliam brings thousands of additional visitors to Downtown and generates new economic activity.
A creative solution to the current budget drain that includes a public-philanthropic partnership for both renovation and operation.
PRESERVATION OF HISTORIC INTEGRITY
This idea protects Loveland’s heritage by restoring a gem of local history and creates a functional, marketable venue out of an existing asset.
IMAGINE THE POSSIBILITIES
Restoration converts a limited use space to a variable use space that is unique, affordable and intended to serve groups and events of all sizes. Seeing is believing.