An anchor at the south end of Helper’s Main Street, the current Helper train depot was constructed by the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad (D&RGW) around 1940 as a replacement for the original depot, which had stood directly to the northeast. It houses a passenger waiting room and Union Pacific offices.
The envisioned plan for the facility and grounds will improve the quality of life for the community by creating a multi-function space that will support the general economic development of Helper, while sustaining the existing historic fabric of the building.
A survey was available for community members to give input on their vision for the corridor and an input and visioning meeting was held on Friday, September 7 from 6-8 pm at the depot grounds. >Survey Results
A meeting to go over the preliminary survey results and discuss the next phase of the project was held Thursday, November 15 from 5:30-7:30 PM at Helper City Hall.
A meeting was held January 17, 2019 from 6-7:30 PM at the Helper City Auditorium, Community Room to discuss the final plans for the corridor.