The Gazette and Colorado College have teamed with the nonprofit Food for Thought to hold the Community Conversation on "The Future of Downtown" from 6 to 8:15 p.m. Tuesday at Colorado College's Armstrong Hall.
It is free and open to the public, and will focus on recent efforts to revitalize the downtown area.
A panel discussion will be 6 to 7:15 p.m., followed by the small-group discussions led by Food for Thought at 7:15 p.m.
Here's a recap of the series:
Sunday: A combination of factors has stalled major downtown efforts in the past, and no single strategy will solve the area's problems going forward, some supporters say. But those who see downtown as a key to the city's overall economic health say the time is right to focus again on the area.
Monday: Omaha, Neb., is just one city that has managed to carry out plans to revitalize its downtown. Talk to civic leaders, and they'll tell you a number of factors contributed to their successess, including public funding.
Tuesday: A downtown sports arena is part of the "City for Champions" proposal that supports say would bring tourists to the city and help revitalize the urban core. A look at stadium projects in other cities suggests that the most successful ones are funded by a combination of private and public money.