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Summit County seeks public input on the future of County Commons facilities
Contact:Scott Vargo, Assistant County Manager970-453-3404, Scott.Vargo@SummitCountyCO.gov
SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County government is seeking the input of local residents in the development of a master plan for the County Commons campus, a major hub for County operations. Summit County will hold an open house to gather public feedback on Thursday, Oct. 22.
“The County Commons campus is home to a wide variety of operations and storage facilities for County departments and other agencies that serve our community,” County Commissioner Thomas Davidson said. “As our year-round and seasonal populations continue to grow, we need to be sure we have a good plan in place to house these public services well into the future.”
The industrial portion of the campus, located just off Peak One Drive in Frisco, includes facilities for Summit County Road & Bridge, Facilities Maintenance, Ambulance Service, 911 Communications Center, Sheriff’s Office, Search & Rescue and the Summit Stage. It also houses fleet services, vehicle fueling and wash facilities, recycling, some CDOT operations and the Fire Training Authority.
“Several of these services are outgrowing the capacities of their existing facilities, and some aging buildings in the complex need to be upgraded or reconfigured,” Assistant County Manager Scott Vargo said. “So we’re taking a step back to look at this site in the big picture: We’ll evaluate current and future storage needs, the functionality of current facilities, vehicle and pedestrian traffic patterns, potential options for future development and the projected costs associated with various alternatives over the next two decades or more.”
Summit County has hired RNL Design to conduct an in-depth site analysis and facilitate the development of the master plan. RNL is preparing short- and long-term site-plan concepts for public review.
The open house will take place from 4 to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 22, in the Loveland Room at the Summit County Community and Senior Center, 0083 Nancy’s Pl., Frisco. Members of the public are invited to meet with Summit County staff and RNL Design representatives to provide feedback on site-plan alternatives.
“A lot of what takes place on this site is very much behind-the-scenes,” Vargo said. “But it’s critical that we use the space as efficiently and effectively as possible, so we hope community members will join us in this planning effort.”