Expanded Retail


The Mancos Commons will triple the capacity of the Common Press activities with almost 2,000 square feet of additional workshop space. We are looking forward to growing in new ways while also expanding on the existing foundation of programming and engagement.


Addressing the need for affordable housing is currently the number one priority for the Town of Mancos. Recognizing this need and an opportunity to help address the workforce housing shortage, the Mancos Common Press Board approved the expanded plans of the Mancos Commons Project.

Community livability will be enhanced on many fronts by the Project. The building will be located on a lot adjacent to the Common Press. The Mancos Commons will be a 3,900 square foot, two-story mixed-use development including three single- bedroom affordable housing units, a large workshop space for the Common Press as well as some retail and office space.

Additionally, we will retain the small pocket park to provide a casual and welcoming outdoor community gathering space, in alignment with the vision of creating a “commons” area, where all feel welcome.

Even a small contribution makes a big impact.

Every contribution helps.
The Mancos Commons is an approved CO Enterprise Zone Project

The Cranston Press

Our working Cranston Press stands close to 8 feet tall and few still exist nationwide. This press is capable of producing prints of up to 24-by-36 inches, the size of a full newspaper spread. It is a rare privilege to have access to a huge letterpress like this and a wonder to see it in action.


• This project is paid for in part by a History Colorado – State Historical Fund grant. •

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