In addition to being one of our most beloved places, downtown Gunnison is the civic and economic core of our community. At the same time, for a variety of reasons, the downtown is not completely reaching its potential. Enhancing the vitality of the downtown is a top priority for the City Council, as well as being one of the key economic strategies to emerge from the One Valley Prosperity Project.
In early 2017, the City of Gunnison applied and was selected for technical assistance from Community Builders (CB). Through this technical assistance, CB and the City will engage the community in discussions about the future of downtown Gunnison. The project is being funded through a combination of funds from CB, the City and a grant from the Department of Local Affairs (DOLA). City Council has directed the City Manager and Department of Community Development to work with CB to craft a community driven, action oriented plan for downtown Gunnison.