City Projects

City Projects

*** This page will be updated as more information becomes available.***

Lazy K Park and Housing Project (West Tomichi)
The Lazy K Playgound is open. Stope by and enjoy the new playground equipment and take a walk to the river on the new rec path before winter sets in! Look for a full park grand opening Spring of 2023 with the completion of the rec path, open restrooms, and a multipurpose grass field. 
Infrastructure for the Lazy K Housing Project, including streets and utility installation are complete. Construction of housing units is ongoing. 

Palisades Street, Curb, and Drainage Improvements

The Palisades Road & Drainage Improvement Project was split between two calendar years. The first phase took place in 2021 and consisted of realignment and added safety improvements to the intersection of 11th and Quartz Streets and Spencer Avenue. The second phase of the project was completed in October of 2022 and consisted of paving and rehabilitation of streets, installation of new curb & gutter, valley pans,  ADA Ramps, tree removal, drainage improvements, and landscaping repairs to disturbed areas in the Palisades Subdivision.

Ohio Avenue Multimodal Project
This project went out to bid on November 3, 2022 with bidding to close on December 8, 2022. 
The City hopes to have a contractor hired by January 2023 with construction to start as soon as the weather allows.
In July of 2022 the City was awarded an additional $760,000 in grant funding in order to complete the project and cover rapidly escalating construction costs. 

Gunnison and Surrounding Area CDOT Projects

  • Highway 50 Little Blue Creek Canyon project began in April 2021. 
  • For updates on the Highway 50 Little Blue Creek Canyon project and to sign up to receive project updates via email or text message, click here.
  • Click here for more information from the US Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration about the project.
  • Homepage — Colorado Department of Transportation (

Welcome to Gunnison

Gunnison is a small mountain community on the western slope of Colorado with a population of approximately 6,560 full time residents. The population increases annually with the influx of tourism and Western Colorado University students numbering an additional 2,500. The City of Gunnison is the county seat for Gunnison County. Gunnison has a rich history of ranching, agriculture, mining, tourism and outdoor recreation opportunities that bring many more people through the community.
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