Fort Morgan City Campus Complex Master Plan Progresses

Posted on September 6, 2019

After receiving $800,000 in grant funds from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA), the City of Fort Morgan hired a design team comprised of RS&H, Norris Design, Essenza Architecture and Dibble Engineering to design a fieldhouse and city complex master plan. The built product will replace the Armory and provide additional and enhanced recreation to the community.

In August, the design team attended the City of Fort Morgan’s Thursday Night Live event featuring live music, food trucks, arts/crafts, entertainment and more. What began as a local effort to encourage citizens to explore downtown has evolved to become a summertime community celebration. The family friendly event runs throughout the summer in partnership with local organizations.

The design team leveraged this community event to gain perspective from local citizens about their needs and goals for a recreation center. Feedback was also gathered from a community survey at the event and through the city’s website. During the Council hearing presentation, Norris Design Senior Associate Ryan Holdorf shared the site design concept and described intentions to make the area walkable and accessible. An additional goal of the campus complex master plan would be to establish connections with the downtown corridor as well as easy access to East Beaver Avenue.

Even though some concerns regarding cost were expressed by Council, the design was well received and provided for a robust discussion on future development in the area.

To learn more about the Council hearing, check out this article from The Fort Morgan Times.