Recently, Baseline, volunteered with the City of Black Hawk, the Historic Preservation Commission, City Council, and Gregory Street Plaza Partners in an annual cleanup day on June 25. This year’s cleanup focused on a stretch of Colorado State Highway 119 between the Coyote Motel and the Hidden Treasure Trailhead. Bottles, cans, cigarette butts, and trash were collected and hauled to a nearby landfill. CDOT and city employees were all on hand to help with the cleanup. Casinos also picked up their locations. Cleanup crews were provided with supplies and snacks and were shuttled to the various locations. Once the cleanup was completed, all participants were invited to a BBQ luncheon at the Gregory Street Plaza for a soft grand opening and tour of the historic buildings.

The Gregory Street Plaza is a unique central gathering center to be known as the ‘HARD’ District or History Appreciation Recreation Destination District. Consisting of historical buildings that were moved to the site, the Gregory Street Plaza showcases the rich culture and character of the old mining town. Furthermore, this project is dedicated to public use and as an attraction for new mixed uses, allowing the City to provide recreation and destination activities for residents and visitors. The Gregory Street Plaza is a long-term Baseline project where we assisted with planning, permitting, surveying, and engineering design and infrastructure.