Survey plans help communities prioritize and identify future historic resources survey efforts. Preparation of a survey plan involves identifying previously surveyed and designated resources, developing a historic overview, engaging in public and professional outreach, undertaking a limited windshield survey of selected areas, and recommending future survey projects with estimated costs
City of Trinidad, Colorado (2020-21). The southern Colorado city of Trinidad chose Front Range to prepare a historic resources survey plan to guide future survey efforts. Tasks include determining previously surveyed and designated resources, public meetings, a windshield survey, and recommending areas for future surveys projects. Front Range previously completed an intensive survey of 278 buildings in the Corazon de Trinidad historic district in 2001-02. Joining front Range in the project was Erika Warzel of Clerestory Preservation of Denver. The project was funded by a Certified Local Government grant.
Colorado African American Travel and Recreation Resources Survey Plan (2020-21). Front Range was selected by the Colorado Historical Foundation to prepare a survey plan for historic resources associated with African American travel throughout the state of Colorado, such as the Alamo Hotel in Lamar, during the era of segregation. As documented in the Smithsonian's recent "Green Book" documentary and new books by Candacy Taylor and Gretchen Sorin, travel for African Americans during the era of segregation could be challenging and even dangerous. Published resources like Victor Green's The Negro Travelers' Green Book (1936-67), A Directory of Negro Hotels and Guest Houses (1941), Ebony magazine, and similar publications provided information on hotels, motels, guest houses, restaurants, barber shops and beauty salons that welcomed African Americans. A database of Colorado resources was created, a historic overview created, and limited windshield survey conducted to identify extant resources and contextualize their history. The project, funded by a grant from the State Historical Fund, included public outreach and followed SHF's framework for survey plans.
Morse Park Neighborhood, Lakewood, Colorado (2019-20). The City of Lakewood, Colorado, selected Front Range to prepare a historic resources survey plan for the Morse Park neighborhood, a rectangular area in central Lakewood bounded by Wadsworth Boulevard, West Colfax Avenue, Kipling Street, and West 26th Avenue. Many agricultural uses remained at the time of the above aerial photograph in 1946, but the neighborhood developed rapidly in the post-World War Ii era. The project remained The project identified subareas for future surveys, as well as a list of potentially significant individual properties. The project was funded by an SHF grant to the City and included development of a historic overview for the area, public meetings, and prioritizing subareas for future survey projects.