Facilities Use Plan

As part of the Community Compass strategic plan, the Town of Crested Butte is conducting a usage analysis of Town-owned facilities and developing a Facilities Priorities Plan.

About the Facilities Use Plan

Many local governments develop facilities plans to guide management of their facilities inventory in a way that best dispenses public services to the community that they serve. Whether a municipality outgrows their facilities due to operational growth or a community need is identified that a local government can step in to serve, a facilities plan can help strategically guide how municipal facilities are used, upgraded, and maintained with a long-range and strategic mindset, rather than making incremental improvements over time.

The Town of Crested Butte (Town) is in need of a facilities plan. The Town currently has an inventory of over 65 buildings ranging from Town facilities, storage sheds, recreation facilities, historic structures, and leased residential and non-residential facilities. The Town’s facilities inventory has grown significantly over time, yet a long-range facilities plan has never been developed, which has created challenges with prioritizing use of each space, creating leasing structures, conducting capital improvement planning, and planning for ongoing maintenance. 

This plan will evaluate the use of 21 facilities: 4 town-owned facilities that are currently used for Town operations that are not related to the Town’s enterprise fund (water and wastewater operations), 14 buildings leased to quasi-governmental and non-profit agencies, and 3 vacant lots owned by the Town that are currently zoned for public facility or commercial development. The initial goal of this plan is to evaluate how the Town’s existing facilities can effectively meet the Town’s current and future operational needs and identify ways the Town’s facilities can be leveraged to support needs of the greater community. 


Engage in the Facilities Use Plan!

Opportunities for engagement are summarized below and to the right. The community engagement strategy includes an informational meeting about the plan, a survey for current Town facility tenants or those who have expressed an interest or need in space, and stakeholder interviews with organizations that have a unique lease arrangement with the Town or organizations that have been identified as a priority community need. In addition, there will be multiple Town Council work sessions and meetings that are open to public participation.


Process Schedule


Additional feedback is always welcome to be sent to Town Staff at planning@crestedbutte-co.gov or by calling 970-349-5338.