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Basecamp Apartments To Open With More On The Way

March 10, 2023 – It’s nearly move-in time for those wanting to call Montrose’s newest river-front residential neighborhood home, as the first of the newly constructed Basecamp Apartments open for occupancy in the Montrose Urban Renewal Authority (MURA) development. Units within Building 1 are currently available with subsequent buildings nearing completion.

Montrose Regional Airport Officially the Busiest Airport on the Western Slope

March 1, 2023 – Montrose Regional Airport took over the lead as the most-traveled airport on the western slope in 2022. The airport saw over 460,000 passengers last year, which was an increase of 20 percent from 2021. Additionally, Montrose Regional Airport is entering the final phases of a $37 million terminal expansion and remodel project. The estimated completion is early fall.

MURA Elects New Board Chair to Aid with Multiple Projects Within Colorado Outdoors

February 15, 2023 – With construction moving forward on multiple projects within the Colorado Outdoors Campus, the Montrose Urban Renewal Authority (MURA) has a lot to look forward to this year. MURA aids Colorado Outdoors with restoration of the land as well as the building of infrastructure. 

Construction Begins on the New Fairfield by Marriott

February 7, 2023 – Starting this week, construction of the new Fairfield by Marriott hotel within the Colorado Outdoors development will enter a remarkable phase as heavy machinery begins lifting 54 modular building units into place. The hotel is set for completion later this year.

FlexRec Celebrates its Opening Day

February 1, 2023 – The Montrose Recreation District has officially opened the doors of its newest facility, FlexRec, in the Colorado Outdoors campus. Dedicated to advanced functional fitness, the 5,500 square-foot space caters to casual gym-goers as well as high-performing outdoor athletes.

Colorado Outdoors Medical Center Brings Full-Service Health Care Facility to Montrose

January 6, 2023 – The Colorado Outdoors Medical Center (COMC), a centerpiece to the Colorado Outdoors 164-acre economic development, is gaining ground in construction of the 50,000-square-foot facility that will provide quality, cost-effective outpatient care, clinical and administrative job opportunities, and millions of dollars to the city’s tax base.  

Montrose Named as Nation’s Top-25 Micropolitans

October 4, 2022 – The City of Montrose was ranked among the nation’s most dynamic small cities, as reported in a detailed study by Heartland Forward. The study examined 536 metropolitans or those with populations between 10,000 and 50,000 people.

Rowan Oak Plans Expansion in Montrose

September 15, 2022 – Rowan Oak, an experiential hospitality company in Montrose, announced today its plans for expansion. Leveraging years of experience, Rowan Oak specializes in providing turn-key glamping products and custom event offerings to some of North America’s largest music festivals and events.

Tale of Two Cities: Montrose Opportunity Zone is Growing

March 13, 2022 – Two developments on the Western Slope intended to spur economic activity were conceived around the same time. Sam Klomhaus writes on the success of the Montrose project.

Montrose Rec District Expands Location

March 1, 2022 – The Montrose Recreation District (MRD) is excited to announce the expansion of its facilities to the north end of Montrose within Colorado Outdoors.

Colorado Outdoors Medical Center Announced

February 9, 2022 – The Colorado Outdoors Medical Center (COMC), a partnership between several private surgeon groups, a national specialty healthcare provider, and Colorado Outdoors, was announced today.

Maslow Announces Expansion

March 1, 2022 – The Montrose Recreation District (MRD) is excited to announce the expansion of its facilities to the north end of Montrose within Colorado Outdoors.

California Distillery Relocating Headquarters to Montrose

January 20, 2022 – Shelter Distilling, a distillery, brewery, and kitchen currently located in Mammoth Lakes, California, announced plans on Wednesday to build a two-story, 23,000 square-foot facility within the Colorado Outdoors campus.

The Largest Economic Development in Generations Promises to be a Boon for Local Economy

December 9, 2021 – The return on a mixture of public and private investment into the Montrose Urban Renewal Authority, MURA, is quickly becoming tangible as this prime riverfront area emerges as a magnet for new commercial, light-industrial, and residential development, which will help Montrose prosper for generations to come.

Montrose Anglers Announces Expansion

October 20, 2021 – Montrose Anglers, a local Montrose fly shop, online retailer and guide service, announced today its expansion plans at Colorado Outdoors.

Rethinking the Riverside: Colorado Outdoors

September 27, 2021 – Colorado Outdoors is transforming an overlooked stretch along the Uncompahgre River in Montrose into a mixed-use manufacturing hub. Makers of everything from fishing gear to tents will feel right at home.

Marriott Hotels Construction Underway; Expected to Add 20-30 Local Jobs to Montrose

August 27, 2021 – Construction on the modular sections of the Fairfield by Marriott hotel within Colorado Outdoors is already underway, Jeff Lamont, CEO of Lamont Companies, said on Thursday. Construction of those sections is occurring off-site, in South Dakota where Lamont Companies is headquartered.

Colorado Yurt Company Breaks Ground

July 23, 2021 – Construction of over 30,000 square feet of new office and manufacturing space at Colorado Outdoors officially began yesterday for the Colorado Yurt Company (Colorado Yurt).

Recreation Trail Receives Starburst Award

April 28, 2021 – (KKCO) -The Colorado Lottery is honoring the City of Montrose and the Montrose Recreation District for the completion of the Connecting the People to Their Parks and Recreation “Connect Trail” project.