Historically, downtown Casper was a thriving commercial center in Wyoming’s largest city (pop. 49,000), which was the commercial center of the state. Following the oil industry downturn in the 1980â€™s, Casper lost many downtown businesses. Nothing symbolized this more than the long-shuttered Casper Fire Station, a historic structure dating from the early 20th Century that was vacant for 30 years.Renovation and re-use of this 15,000 sq. ft. building for commercial offices has renewed local pride in the city’s center and it is expected to be a platform for continuing historic and commercial revitalization. In addition to NDC’s investment, the firehouse also received a HUD Section 108 loan through the City of Casper.
A rural hotel and meeting space being built on a downtown lot that has been vacant for over a decade. The project will help support local businessses and the downtown area ofa small town. THCBA: Yes, create 10 jobs accessible to low-income individuals. Cobblestone Hotel: Sixteen local investors and two banks came together in a true community effort to finance the Cobblestone Hotel & Suites, led by First State Bank (a division of Glacier Bancorp). The hotel will bring an economic boost and much-needed lodging capacity to Torrington when it opens in early 2019.