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 a dormant 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.
The City of Loveland is actively seeking a qualified Construction Manager to complete all phases of construction. This will follow the CMaR process and RFP are available. Please contact the City and Rachel Henderson, project manager. 970-962-2365.
Dec. 11, 2017
Building Receives Historic Designation
Loveland's Historic Preservation Commission Chairman Jon-Mark Patterson displays the plaque that will proudly label the Pulliam Community Building as a historic landmark. President Norm Rehme (left) received the plaque. City Councilor John Fogel also congratulated Norm and Jon-Mark on the achievement.
This designation is a major step that will greatly assist in the renovation of the building.
December 2017: The search is on for a construction manager for the project. Qualified contractors familiar with the Construction Manager at Risk process should contact Mike Hogan with the City. We expect to see work begin soon in 2018. Most of the work will be inside except for removal of the front ramp and installation of exterior stairwells at the back.
See a 3D tour of the Pulliam. This remarkable self guided tour lets you look into the current building like never before. No one ever thought of this type of technology when the Pulliam was built in 1938.
September 2017: On September 5th, City Council approved the local designation of the Pulliam Community Building as a historic building. This will open up the possibility of receiving historic grants to reduce our costs of renovation.
April 2017: President Norman Rehme delivered our $500,000 check to the Loveland City Council on Tuesday April 4th as a matching grant for first phase remodeling of the Pulliam Community Building.
This is a major milestone for our foundation. It secures $1.5 Million from the City for a $2 Million renovation of the auditorium.
Also, the City of Loveland secured a $326,000 grant from DOLA.
Total budget for the Phase I of renovations is $2,326,000.
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.