Frisco will renew lease with Summit Prevention Alliance
FRISCO – Despite previous discussions to move the Summit Prevention Alliance (SPA) from its current location at 518 Main Street, Frisco officials agreed Tuesday to renew the nonprofit’s lease for another two years.
“We are just ecstatic,” said SPA Director Jeanie Ringelberg.
The nonprofit organization has been headquartered in a town-owned building on the east end of Main Street for several years now, but the length of their stay has been in question as town officials have debated whether the location would be better used for a retail venture.
Ringelberg said the nonprofit has been looking into the possibility of moving to Dillon, where it could share resources with the Family Intercultural Resource Center, Head Start and Early Childhood Options.
Though moving to Dillon might reduce costs for SPA, by sharing resources with the other nonprofits, Frisco is its ideal location, Ringelberg said. Most of the nonprofit’s work is in Frisco, with the school administration and Youth and Family Services and Mountain Mentors in the County Commons.
“We’ve found it to be a great centralized location for us,” she said.
Town officials granted SPA a year-lease last May, but Ringelberg said she didn’t know what Frisco officials would decide Tuesday regarding the future of the lease. She is excited to know the nonprofit won’t need to move soon.
SPA will suffer significant budget cutbacks this year, Ringelberg said, so “this is one less thing we’ll be worrying about at this point.”
The new lease won’t come without a cost, however. Town officials said they could lease the space at 518 Main Street for $18 to $20 per square foot. While that price is likely beyond SPA’s budget capabilities, the town and Ringelberg agreed to a 5 percent increase, beginning in June.
The nonprofit currently pays $522 per month for the 626-square-foot office space.
Lu Snyder can be reached at (970) 668-3998, ext. 203, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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