Planning Commission discusses density at Brush Creek

“Density is a good thing” [ BY TONI TODD ] Density was the topic of discussion for the Gunnison County Planning Commission last Friday as they continued their evaluation of the proposed Corner at Brush Creek rental housing development. Gatesco, Inc. seeks to build 240 residential units on roughly 14 acres at the corner of Brush Creek Road and Highway …

Town Council raises Brush Creek concerns with Gatesco

Water, occupants, density, internet [ BY MARK REAMAN ] The developers of the proposed Corner at Brush Creek came to the Crested Butte Town Council on November 30 for a discussion and took some heat from the council and the audience. The major sticking points from those with concerns over the project continue to be the density, along with water …

Author of housing Needs Assessment says Brush Creek proposal is too much

Gatesco attorney fires back [ BY MARK REAMAN ] The primary author of the 2016 Gunnison Valley Housing Needs Assessment document thinks there are some major flaws with the Gatesco Brush Creek affordable housing sketch plan proposal that is currently before the Gunnison County Planning Commission. The report by Melanie Rees was commissioned by the town of Crested Butte and …

Clearing up some council-county tensions over Brush Creek

Council backs off resolution until meeting with Gatesco [ BY MARK REAMAN ] Tension between the town of Crested Butte and Gunnison County exploded a bit early this week. Then elected officials found a way to settle it down after further discussion. At Monday’s Town Council meeting, the council was considering a resolution put forth by councilman Chris Ladoulis that …

Brush Creek begins county review process

The beginning of many months or years of meetings… The next work session on the project is planned for November 17 and will focus of the housing issue in general The first of many county meetings over the proposed Brush Creek affordable housing project was held Friday, October 20 at the Gunnison County courthouse and drew about 90 citizens interested in …

County to begin Brush Creek sketch plan review this Friday

First meeting is a work session not a public hearing [ BY MARK REAMAN ] The first of many Gunnison County planning meetings evaluating the proposal for affordable housing at the corner of Brush Creek Road and Highway 135 will take place Friday. The county Planning Commission is holding a work session on the proposal starting at 9 a.m. A …

Public raises questions and concerns over Brush Creek housing plan

“Slow it down, answer the questions, make it smaller seems to be a summary…” [ BY MARK REAMAN ] (Editor’s note: For a longer version of this story with additional comments go to www.crestedbuttenews.com) A two-hour meeting on Thursday, October 5 packed the Crested Butte Center for the Arts with more than 200 people anxious to comment and raise questions …

School District Superintendent meets with Brush Creek team

Asks for teacher housing, first right of refusal By Aimee Eaton Gunnison Watershed School District superintendent Doug Tredway has been in talks with the Gatesco Company about how the proposed Brush Creek housing project may impact the local school, and what in turn the school may want from the housing developers in compensation for any changes should the proposal reach …

CB maneuvers to retain voice in land transfer

Contract calls for $100,000 sale By Mark Reaman In an effort to keep the town’s options open when it comes to transferring or preventing the publicly owned land at Brush Creek from being sold to a developer, Crested Butte councilman Chris Ladoulis took the step last week to officially file with the county clerk the memorandum of agreement approved in …

Public meeting on Brush Creek Thursday 10/5, 6pm

Raising questions [ BY MARK REAMAN ] The Crested Butte Town Council will hold a two-hour public meeting to discuss the proposed Brush Creek housing project on Thursday, October 5 at the Center for the Arts. The idea of the 6 p.m. meeting is to disperse information on the proposal and also gather viewpoints from the public to help determine …