Roche constructors is currently rehabilitating the historic downtown district on Gregory Street in Black Hawk, Colorado.Government/Justice
The scope of work includes relocating four existing historic houses – McAfee House, Woodbury House, Norton House, and Bunk House – that were originally constructed in the late nineteenth/early twentieth centuries. The houses will be temporarily relocated so that the area can be re-graded and new utility infrastructure and foundations can be installed. Once the grading is complete, the houses will be placed on new foundations, striped to the original studs and trusses, and then rebuilt. Roche will also construct a new display building for an antique fire truck, a new public restroom building, and re-purpose an existing building – Bobtail Mine Building – for a new mining information and tour ticketing center. Minor off-site paver and landscape work at the Carriage House parking garage across the street will also be done.
Roche will also restore the downtown plaza area including brick pavers, stone and concrete retaining walls, and specialty lighting. The plaza will be home to weekend events, tours, shopping, and concerts for the community.
Additional work that has been added since Roche was initially awarded the contract includes the restoration of the existing church building that is on the site. We will be abating the lead paint that is on the exterior of the building as well as constructing a new handicap ramp to the main entrance. The majority of the work on this building will be the restoration of the failing brick structure. Work will include repairing the mortar in the wall cavity as well as scraping and repointing failing brick joints.