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Helen Hunt Community Center

Colorado Springs, CO


Connecting through experience of place.

Originally constructed in 1903 with an additional building constructed on the campus in 1966, the Helen Hunt Elementary School permanently closed its doors in May of 2016. Shortly after, the John E. and Margaret L. Lane Foundation purchased the property for $1 from Colorado Springs School District 11 with the promise to commit $2 million to renovate the property.


Ever curious. Ever learning. Ever improving.

RTA worked closely with the Lane Foundation and the non-profit tenants to turn it into a nonprofit campus that will benefit the entire inner-city neighborhood.


Purposeful, engaging solutions.

This 25,000 SF campus transformation is being constructed to affordable spaces for a medical clinic, and a mix of nonprofit users. There will be four nonprofit organizations housed on the campus including Catholic Charities, Community Partnership for Child Development (CPCD) Head Start, Colorado Springs Food Rescue, Peak Parent, and The Shandy Clinic.

Currently under construction, the remodeling of individual spaces is slated to be completed by the end of November, with occupancy of the building to begin in December 2017.

Project Details

  • Square footage: 25,000 SF
  • Project cost: $2M (estimated)

Design Details

  • Updated interior finishes
  • Mechanical systems upgrades