The Bomber Mountain Civic Center has the name and location to be the kind center that Economic Development CEO Dave Simonsen believes can attract conventions and conferences that are held by state and regional businesses.
The biggest drawback is the fact that it has the look and feel of the old school that it once was…
Several months ago, Simonsen received more than $24,000 in grant funds from the Wyoming State Loan and Investment Board to conduct a survey to determine whether the old Clear Creek School could be transformed into a “state of the art” conference center.
Simonsen said the survey was conducted with input from several local groups, from Dale Buckingham Architects in Sheridan and Nelson Engineering in Buffalo.
He was quick to point out that a renovated civic center would complement the primary reasons why people visit Buffalo now…
According to Simonsen, the survey identified three primary needs, parking, renovation of the gymnasium, and expansion of the multiuse area of the center that could attract sizable conventions.
Making the recommended changes would require a community investment of approximately $5 million.