GRAND JUNCTION, Colo — Just steps away from Rocky Mountain Elementary School could soon be a new community hall and library.
County Commissioners held their first open house to introduce the new proposed plan to the public.
Residents in attendance had their hands held all night and were excited to find out more about the new plan.
David Combs, a Clifton resident, says, “typically Clifton is overlooked. This is a project that will bring Clifton to the forefront. It will be something even those individuals who reside in Grand Junction will be envious of.”
Also proposed in the project are an Early Childhood Education Center and Hub.
The estimated cost of the project is twenty million dollars, fifteen million is already locked in, with another five coming in the form of grants.
County leaders say this is a perfect fit for Clifton.
Janet Rowland, Mesa County Commissioner, says, “it’s long overdue that they have the space for them. It’ll be really a town center feeling for the community.”
Andres Sanchez, a Clifton resident, says, “having something like this built where they can come together, meet other Clifton residents, and be able to play board games, have dances and stuff like that, so everyone gets to know each other.”
Xavier Saenz, a Clifton resident, says, “a place for our kids to go. Our children are screaming for something to do and so are our elders, so we definitely need a multi-generational place we can all come together and be a community.”
For more information on the proposed project, visit https://www.mesacounty.us/community-halls-project/.