February 18, 2014
Traffic moves through the intersection of Pine Grove Road and Central Park Drive. The site owned by Yampa Valley Medical Center is one of three that the Steamboat City Council has directed city staff to investigate to possibly build a new police station.
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The hospital's decision leaves the city without one of the Steamboat Springs City Council's top three potential building sites for the station and will delay the council's consideration of building locations until at least January.
City Manager Deb Hinsvark said Monday the station size has been reduced from a proposed 18,000-square-foot building to one that is about 15,000 square feet.
The Steamboat Springs City Council still is nearly split over how urgently the city needs the new station.
Lot at Pine Grove Road and Central Park Drive is latest site under consideration for new police station
Both sides stress the idea still is in the concept phase, and the hospital-owned lot is one of at least five places the city still is seriously considering to build the police station.