Community Development

Historic Preservation Commission Unveils Revised Design Guidelines for Downtown

The Salida Historic Preservation Commission (“HPC”) has been in existence since July, 2002. The Commission was created by the City Council to protect the historic integrity of the Downtown Salida Historic District. In order to accomplish this goal, the HPC undertakes a variety of duties including reviewing development applications for exterior changes, providing … more »

Railroad Hospital Gets a Facelift

The Denver & Rio Grande Western Hospital is the last surviving structure in Salida that was constructed by the railroad. The structure at 448 E. First Street now makes up the eastern end of the Touber Building and houses City Hall. As part of the recent remodel from hospital to City and County offices the […]

Community Development Department Spring Update

With the economic downturn, we have seen a decrease in building permit and current planning applications. This reprieve has allowed the staff of the Community Development Department a much needed opportunity to catch up on some long-range projects for the City.

Unique Theater Deemed Unsafe

A notice of the unsafe conditions means that the building has serious life, health and safety issues but at this time the conditions outside the building do not pose an immediate risk to the general public or neighboring properties.

City Hall Has Moved

The Salida City Hall, Police Department, Council Chambers and Municipal Court are now located in the Touber Building at 448 East First Street (the old hospital).

Planning Hosts Public workshop Thursday, March 4th

Dara MacDonald Community Development Director February 26, 2010 Think the City is out of touch? Looking for ways to tell your local government where they should be focusing their efforts and your tax dollars? Help us better understand citizen desires and develop the comprehensive plan for the community! Join us for a public workshop Thursday, […]

Changes to the Planning IGA

Changes to the Planning IGA by Dara MacDonald In the Spring of 2008, the City of Salida and Chaffee County entered into an Intergovernmental Agreement (“IGA”) that allowed for coordinated land use planning for lands outside of the City of Salida’s boundaries. The purpose of the agreement is to direct growth in a manner that […]

Upcoming Community Development Events

Dara MacDonald Community Development Director January 8, 2010 In order to offer education and encourage participation, the City is hosting two upcoming free events that citizens are encouraged to attend. The first is a workshop on the Economic Benefits of Historic Preservation. Steve Turner, Director of the State Historic Fund, will be the keynote speaker […]

Weatherizing older homes

Salida is fortunate to have many turn of the 20th Century homes.

Keep buying local

Keep buying local

Although the summer vacation season is drawing to a close, sales taxes for the first month of peak tourism have just been reported. Based on taxes remitted to the City through June, our local businesses saw a decrease of 3.8% in taxable sales compared to a year ago. For the month of June, taxable sales declined 1.87%.

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