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Building a police station in Steamboat Springs

Building a police station in Steamboat Springs

The city first proposed a new police station to the Steamboat Springs City Council on March, 20, 2012. Here’s a look back at what’s happened since then.

2012

Steamboat council is introduced to a plan to move police and fire stations from downtown to west Steamboat

After council passes on initial proposal, city eyes demolition of Iron Horse Inn to make way for new police station



•Iron Horse tenants hope demolition doesn’t become reality

Council rules out replacing Iron Horse with police station



Relocation of Steamboat’s downtown police, fire stations enters critical phase

2013

Plan to relocate police temporarily in Iron Horse falls through

Council cancels proposed sale of downtown public safety building

Steamboat Springs Police Department chief renews efforts to build new police station

Council votes to unanimously declare police station is a need, not a want

As city’s plans for new police station progress, proposal for new fire station on pause

City eyes Rita Valentine Park as potential site of new police station in Steamboat Springs

Council has mixed views of idea to build police station on Rita Valentine Park

Plan to build police station at Rita Valentine Park faces barrage of criticism at 1st community meeting

Council to have choice of 4 building sites for new police station at October meeting

City of Steamboat Springs no longer wants to consider building new police station at Rita Valentine Park

Police station vetting process extended as city council reaffirms new facility is a priority

City launches website showing locations considered for new police station

Police station project on pause as city gives Steamboat City Council time to settle in

2014

City of Steamboat identifies top building sites for new police station

Steamboat City Council won’t entertain police station ballot question

Council pushes police station construction funding to 2016

Yampa Valley Medical Center withdraws from real estate talks regarding possible building location near hospital

City’s hiring of council member’s relative to vet police station sites draws criticism

Council approves station design, but leaves meeting no closer to building site

Council creates police station committee

Police station committee is seated


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