Projects around Montrose County
There are many exciting things going on in Montrose Colorado, should I say big things.
Airport- Since the moment I moved here 5 years ago, the largest and most visible project in Montrose has been the Airport. I have never seen so many cars at a small town Airport. The project will be doubling the size of the current terminal with the addition of 25,000 square feet of new space. Over the past decade the airport's passenger numbers have steadily increased to set a record of 400,000 for 2021. The project will also add 600 additional parking spaces.
Montrose County Jail- Another budgeted project for design and engineering for a remodel this year. The Sheriff's office and facilities team are working on designs for the booking area, inmate medical needs and kitchen operations. Besides what's being done here in Montrose, there's improvement being made on the west end too. The current Sheriff's substation is located in an old hangar at the Hopkins field airport in Nucla. The new Sheriff's substation will improve efficiency and will make it much better for staff and the public.
Old Courthouse- Last but not least, a major decision is in the works for the old courthouse on South 1st street. The county recently received authorization towards funding the renovation of the historic building. They are proceeding cautiously towards making the project a reality to put the design out for a bid in 2023. In the meantime, they are maintaining fund models along with monitoring economic conditions to make sure the project aligns with the goals for financial stability.
All three projects are important to the continuing growth of Montrose County.