The mission of the Third Street Center is to promote community through a multitenant, mixed-use facility that models sustainability in its design and practice. By providing long-term, affordable rental space, the Center brings together a diverse collection of nearly three dozen nonprofit organizations, artists and small businesses under one roof, leveraging their unique strengths. It offers them opportunities to work together more closely, creatively and efficiently to develop solutions for common problems facing the region and their clients. In sharing a home, the non profits are encouraged to share skills, talents and resources, enabling them to more effectively pursue their missions
HISTORY OF THIRD STREET CENTER
In 1960, Carbondale Elementary School in built. Additions are built each decade. In December 2006, students move to the larger and modern Crystal River Elementary School. [CES Photo Album link]
The Town of Carbondale conducts a economic planning process, The Economic Development and Sustainability Plan (The Roadmap), that identifies the decommissioned Carbondale Elementary School as community space for the many nonprofit organizations in Carbondale and an incubator of innovation, sustainability and economic activity.
Construction begins to transform Carbondale Elementary School into the Third Street Center.
The Third Street Center opens with a Grand Opening Celebration in June.