economic/community development

City Hall/Memorial Hall Restoration

Project Budget

Funds for this project are derived from a variety of sources including State and Federal grants, 1-A monies, Black Hills Energy up-front tax payment and from the Memorial Hall renovation project for those shared items. The total amount available is roughly $5.73 Million, however the low bid for the total City Hall project is $6.52 million. In order to keep the project within the budget, several areas of the building will not be finished spaces. The city and the contractor will be working to reduce costs and to create as much usable administration and crucial department space as possible. Available are the results of the competitive bidding and the floor plans that illustrate the unfinished space associated, with the 6 Deductive Alternates shaded in red.

Roof & Exterior Renovation

The Planning and Community Development Department coordinated the City Hall and Memorial Hall Restoration Phase 1 Project that was nearing completion at the end of 2010. The project, designed by Hoehn Architects PC, consisted of the replacement of the gutter system, new tile roofing, rehabilitation of skylights and the cupola tower, and restoration of exterior masonry of the building.

The roof and exterior renovation - totaling $1,086,000 - is being constructed by Spectrum General Contractors. City Landscape Architect Bill Zwick designed and coordinated the project funded with Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) Energy Impact Assistance Fund (EIAF), the governor's energy office, and the Colorado state historic funds.

 City Hall Renovation

After many years of adaptation for a number of civic uses, City Hall has certainly seen better days. While the symbol of our city government is unmistakable from the outside, the inside does not reflect the same beauty and fortitude. The City Hall Interior Renovation project will remedy many code, egress, ADA access, and aesthetic problems that are common in any 93-year-old building.

  • Lower Floor: New floor slab with perimeter drain; new prefunction lobby / concession space for memorial hall; office space; mechanical and electrical rooms; accessible restrooms; and a city Employee Wellness Center
  • 1st Floor: Restoration of character-defining spaces; door / egress upgrades; office space for City Clerk, Sales Tax Department, and the publicly-engaged section of the Finance Department; new elevator with ground-level access (wheelchair lift is removed); mechanical and electrical spaces; and accessible restrooms
  • 2nd Floor: Restoration of character-defining spaces; door/egress upgrades; office space for Finance Department senior staff and the Mayor's Office; reception area; mechanical and electrical spaces; and accessible restrooms
  • 3rd Floor: New City Council chambers to seat 132 persons; new executive chambers for City Council (which doubles as the Law Department Conference Room); TV control room; Law Department offices; mechanical and electrical spaces; door / egress upgrades; and accessible restrooms

Memorial Hall Renovation

On election day, November 2, 2010, the citizens of Pueblo voted overwhelmingly in favor of ballot issue 2B. The measure allows for the city to use a portion of the 3.5% sales tax to issue up to $10 million in bonds to renovate the building. Memorial Hall, which is nearly 100 years old, is in need of extensive renovation work and updating, including making it handicapped accessible. Among the upgrades planned for the auditorium are constructing a newer stage and seating, air conditioning and heating, and additional restrooms. View the Memorial Hall Restoration Concept Presentation and the Memorial Hall Project History and Construction Update to learn more.