Downtown SkyPath would connect parking garage to the 30 year vacant Hynds Building

(Cheyenne, Wyo.) - Economic organizations in Cheyenne are asking the City to help fund a downtown sky path that would connect the Jack R. Spiker Parking garage to the Hynds Building, an estimated $2.5 million project. A public hearing was held earlier this week for the City of Cheyenne to submit an application to the Wyoming Business Council's Business Ready Community, Downtown Development Grant Program to assist in funding the Downtown SkyPath Parking Garage Connector Project. During this week's City Council meeting, Anja Bendel, Director of Business Development at Cheyenne LEADS, said that the Hynds Building has been vacant for nearly 30 years due to the lack of needs being met for potential buyers to follow through on purchasing the building. The proposed sky path is said to alleviate these issues, with a private investor already interested in purchasing the Hynds Building if the parking problem is solved. "If this project doesn't go through, there's a good chance The Hynds building could stay vacant for another 30 years," Bendel stated. Bendel said the private investor plans to employ around 40 to 60 people through the purchase of the building. *Feature photo: The Hynds /Pitchengine Communities* #shortgo #news