CMC considers other sites for Steamboat building

Geoexchange facility might not be on Alpine Campus

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— Colorado Mountain College is pursuing options to locate a proposed student services and academic facility at locations other than the Alpine Campus in Steamboat Springs, CMC spokeswoman Debbie Crawford said Tuesday.

Crawford said the college is “looking at all different options” to build a proposed 45,000-square-foot facility using geoexchange heating and cooling technology in Steamboat.

The college had proposed locating the building on the campus off Bob Adams Drive, which would require the construction of a secondary access road for fire and emergency services, per the intergovernmental agreement signed with the city of Steamboat in 1997.

CMC had reached an agreement in July to buy the property at 13th Street and Lincoln Avenue from the Dike family, of Steamboat. But the deal wasn’t finalized by the July 30 closing date.

On Friday, the college’s Board of Trustees told CMC staff to research buying other land sites in Steamboat for the facility. But Crawford reiterated Tuesday that the Alpine Campus, and Dike property for the access road, remain a possibility.

The college is scheduled to present an update of the project Sept. 7 to the Steamboat Springs City Council.

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