GREGORY STREET PLAZA UNDER CONSTRUCTION
The Gregory Street Plaza project consists of reconstructing five historic buildings, constructing two new buildings, rehabilitating the historic Methodist church's exterior, and extensive site and utility work.
From left to right: Norton House, Public Restrooms, Historic Methodist Church, Woodbury House, and McAfee House. The Norton, Woodbury, and McAfee Houses will be used for retail shops. A 15' clock tower will be installed on a large concrete pedestal located in the bottom-center of this photo.
The Gregory Street Plaza will further Black Hawk's emergence as a resort destination by creating a pedestrian-friendly retail district along Gregory Street. A sound system will be installed throughout the Plaza to accommodate outdoor events.
Woodbury House in 2018
Current photo of Woodbury House
Contractors are painstakingly restoring the McAfee, Woodbury, and Norton Houses, as well as the Bobtail Mine building and Bunkhouse, to retain their historic value.
The Bobtail Mine building (left) will be used for ticket sales and a small museum when the City reopens the historic Bobtail Mine for tours. The Bunkhouse (right) will be used as a set of restrooms. The Bunkhouse, also affectionately referred to as the 'Chicken Coop', was relocated approximately 750' up Gregory Street from its previous location.
The construction project should be complete by June 1, 2021. Then, the City can begin hosting outdoor events and wooing businesses to occupy the historic buildings in the Gregory Street Plaza.
This new building will house the City's 1935
fire truck and other historic Black Hawk
Fire Department memorabilia.
Bobtail Mine building