Upcoming Events

March 2017
March 24 - Third Street planning meeting, noon at 207 Grand Ave.
March 25 - Zonta Scavenger Hunt downtown
March 29 - Downtown Laramie Business Association meeting, 8:30 am at First Interstate Bank, 2nd floor board room 
March 30 - Student focus group meets, 5:30 pm at the Library bar and grill

April 2017
April 3 - LMSA board meeting - training on "transformation strategies" with Wyoming Main Street. 4:30 pm. Location TBA.
April 5 - Downtown Development Authority/Economic Vitality meeting, 5 pm at 207 Grand Ave.
April 6 - Laramie Public Art Coalition meeting at 3 pm at the Rec Center
April 6 - Big Hollow Food Coop annual meeting, 5 to 7 pm at the historic train depot
April 13 - Wyoming Main Street advisory board meeting in Laramie. 8:30 am to 2 pm
April 22 - Community Clean Up Day. We'll be focusing on cleaning up Third Street! 

Empress Redevelopment Project Updates: March 2017

With funds in place from the Wyoming Business Council, Laramie Main Street, the City of Laramie and Big Hollow Food Coop had a kickoff meeting on March 8, 2017 with our design/build team. We’ve hired GH Phipps as our contractor and Arete Design Group as our architect team. Martin/Martin Wyoming will be our engineers.

In the coming weeks, we’ll be reviewing exterior designs for functionality and aesthetics then moving into interior design, mechanical and electrical systems at the end of April. Currently, the goal is to start construction the first week of June with completion projected for December 2017 with Big Hollow scheduled to move in January 2018.

We are exploring setting up a website for internal and external communications, placing a webcam on the roof of the opposite building so that the public can watch our progress and taking site photos with a drone each week. Our goal is to be very communicative and transparent with the public, property owners and businesses in the area so everyone is aware of the process and remains excited about the end result.

For more information, questions or concerns, email downtownlaramie@gmail.com

3, 2, 1 … Third Street!

The Third Street plan, that will ultimately lead toimprovements along the corridor in 2020, is currently being vetted by the Cityof Laramie and WYDOT. The public is encouraged to get involved by attending any one ofthe following informational meetings:

-Traffic Commission meeting, Th. March 9 at 7 am in the City of Laramie, Council Chambers at 406 Ivinson
-Planning Commission meeting, Monday, March 13 at 4:30 pm in the City of Laramie, Council Chambers at 406 Ivinson
- Third Street webinar, development of the plan, March 22 at noon. Click here to register.
-Third Street planning meeting, Friday, March 24, noon at the Main Street office, 207 Grand Avenue.
-City of Laramie, Council meeting, Tuesday, April 4. Time TBA. City will vote on a resolution to adopt the plan.

Click here to download the plan. 


Friday, July 7, 2017

3 to 7 PM