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Second Hotel Planned for Colorado Outdoors in 2025

February 22, 2024 – Lamont Companies, the developer behind the Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott Montrose that will open within Colorado Outdoors this spring, is planning a second brand-name hotel within the campus. Developers presented the idea at a Montrose Urban Renewal Authority meeting Wednesday, with the plan of breaking ground in 2025 after operating the Marriott location for a year to get a sense of the local market.

New Park Slated for North End of River Trail

February 6, 2024 – The City of Montrose recently approved a contract for the construction of a half-acre park within Colorado Outdoors near the Flex Buildings. A grant from the Colorado Health Foundation covers most of the cost for the riverside park, which will include landscaped areas, sidewalks, benches and boulders for sitting, and more to be added in the future.

Montrose Regional Airport Opens Shelter Distilling Bar in Concourse of Terminal

September 29, 2023 – A new bar is officially open at Montrose Regional Airport (MTJ). Currently in the process of building a major facility within Colorado Outdoors, Shelter Distilling has expanded its reach to travelers flying through Montrose. You can find them on the second-level terminal, with 12-15 bar seats, a separate and more relaxed seating area, and their full menu – a huge selection of cocktails, 4-5 beers on tap, and a small wine menu.

Community-Centric Pediatric Practice is Coming to Montrose

August 22, 2023 – Montrose families will soon have even more high-quality medical care for their children right in town. Kids First Pediatrics will be making Montrose its home, with an 7,500 square-foot clinic on the Colorado Outdoors campus. The practice’s approach is welcoming and community-minded, promising to accept every patient that walks through the doors and refer to local physicians when appropriate.

Secret Creek Opens Yurt Village to Overnight Guests

August 16, 2023 – Secret Creek, local manufacturer of yurts, tipis, and tents, is excited to open its Yurt Village at Colorado Outdoors to overnight guests.

The yurts provide a unique lodging option for visitors to Montrose, as well as an opportunity to unwind along the Uncompahgre River.

Shelter Distilling Breaks Ground in Montrose

April 26, 2023 – Shelter Distilling broke ground earlier this month on a 14,000 square feet distillery at the Colorado Outdoors campus in Montrose. The distillery is expected to open in January 2024.

Shelter co-owner Matt Hammer said 10,000 square feet will be used for production and 4,000 square feet will be used for restaurant space.

Colorado Outdoors Investment is Paying Off

April 26, 2023 – Looking back at when he first visited Montrose, David Dragoo says he knew Montrose, and the Colorado Outdoors, was a prime area for growth.

“We could do it right, or we could do it fast,” he said.

The project has moved along steadily, never fast, and Dragoo and co. have done their best to make sure it’s been done right.

Montrose Outlook 2023 Publication is Released

April 11, 2023 – The annual Montrose Outlook publication has been released for 2023, in which readers find a variety of stories depicting the growth that is happening in Montrose.

Colorado Outdoors, the seed that was planted by David and Doug Dragoo along with the City of Montrose, Montrose Urban Renewal Association and Montrose Economic Development Council and others is starting to blossom.

Shelter Distilling Breaks Ground, Targets December Opening

April 5, 2023 – Shelter Distilling founders and employees poured drinks and posed with ceremonial shovels inside the Mayfly building at Colorado Outdoors on Monday, April 3, as stakeholders and guests celebrated Shelter’s official local groundbreaking.

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.