Arts & Aviation Center Charette Report is now available!

 

In 2023, Arts Cheyenne received a NEA Our Town Grant to initiate the planning of repurposing the 1961 Airport Terminal.

One of the key steps in planning was to engage the public and gather opinions on how others felt about the potential reuse of the building. A public Open House was held on September 9th, 2023 and a public survey was advertised to gather as much input as possible.

After gathering the public’s input, a 2-day Charrette was facilitated on November 7th and 8th, 2023 with invited stakeholders from the Airport Board, City of Cheyenne Council and staff, and County Representatives and select members of the arts & culture community to refine ideas and give the Design Team a way forward with the project.

A report on the engagement findings is now available for the public to view.

 

You can also read an article posted by the Wyoming Tribune Eagle reporter Will Carpenter here! (Note: if you are not a subscriber, there is an option to sign up to read up to 2 articles for free).

About the Arts & Aviation Center Project

In 2022, the Cheyenne Regional Airport Board Manager and Arts Cheyenne staff began discussing a potential partnership regarding the future of the former historic airport terminal. Those discussions led to some ‘what if’s?’ and Arts Cheyenne applied for a NEA Our Town Grant (see more information below) just to see what might happen…

Well, we got the grant!

The NEA Our Town Grant is a design grant, intended to provide the funds to update several studies, and to understand the feasibility of redeveloping the former Airport Terminal into a potential Arts and Culture center. The partnership between the Cheyenne Regional Airport and Arts Cheyenne is a natural, positive relationship to explore how to save and preserve such a beautiful structure.

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