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 Playground is open. Stop 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. 

The Lazy K workforce housing project is substantially complete. Construction on 30 out of 44 units is completed.  All but four of the 140% AMI units have been sold.  Deed restrictions have been modified on the 140% AMI units to allow institutional purchase and rental to employee occupants exceeding the income limitations in order to offset currently soaring interest rates. 
By spring of 2023, 8 more deed restricted units (4 at 80% AMI and 4 at 140% AMI) are expected to be completed, bringing the total number of units to 38. 
The commercial building within the subdivision is being remodeled to provide 6 80% AMI units.  However, this may be delayed to avoid flooding the market with too many similar units.
The total number of units slated at completion of the project is 44.  

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

A request for bids for the construction of this project was advertised in late fall of 2022 and bids were due on December 8. Bidding came in significantly higher than budgeted, even with an additional $760,000 in grant funding secured in July of 2022.
City engineering staff plans to rebid the project in February, strategically splitting the bid into two phases. The first phase will take the multimodal path from Colorado Street to Wisconsin Street and the second phase will continue the path to 11th Street.
Funding for first phase has been secured through grants from the State of Colorado. The second phase will be included in the request for bids as an add alternate dependent on additional funding. The cost for the second phase of the project is estimated at approximately $430,000 per block with an additional $300,000 for design services.
The City applied for a grant in February of 2023 through the Department of Transportation for Local and Regional Project Assistance Program Grants (RAISE Grants Program) in the amount of $3,000,000 to obtain funding for design and construction of the second phase of the Ohio Avenue Multimodal Project.

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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