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Posted on: February 15, 2022

[ARCHIVED] New Medical Campuses A Boon To Montrose Region

Montrose, CO — The City of Montrose was pleased with the recent announcement of two new medical facilities planned for construction within the city limits. These facilities will add significantly to the range and capacity of medical services in the community while positioning Montrose as a center for high-quality medical care on the Western Slope. 

In its standing commitment to partnerships that benefit the community, the City of Montrose stood ready to partner with Montrose Regional Health’s (MRH)  proposed 80,000 square-foot Ambulatory Care Center campus planned for construction in the River Landing shopping center next to the new Hobby Lobby.  

The new MRH facility will focus on outpatient services including laboratory capabilities, physical therapy, ambulatory surgery, medical imaging, and specialty surgery. 

To support MRH with this development, city staff approved building permit fee waivers while the city’s Planning Commission approved a height variance for the building to help make the project a reality. It should be noted that MRH is owned by Montrose County. 

Meanwhile, Colorado Outdoors recently brokered land for a new 50,000 square-foot outpatient medical campus with construction planned to begin later this year.  

The Colorado Outdoors Medical Center (COMC) is designed as a regional medical center with proposed services including surgery, oncology, urgent care, imaging, and other fields of expertise with a focus on outpatient services. 

Although the COMC is to be built within the 160-acre Montrose Urban Renewal Authority (MURA) boundary, the City of Montrose and the MURA have not committed any financial resources or incentives for this project. Additionally, the City of Montrose has not received any application for financial incentives from either the developer or the facility’s management company. 

“The City of Montrose, a partner in MURA, has participated by building streets and utilities infrastructure that have contributed significantly to making the MURA an attractive destination for new and expanding businesses such as Mayfly Outdoors/Ross Reels, Colorado Yurt Company, Fairfield Inn by Marriott, Trattoria di Sofia, Maslow Academy, and the BaseCamp Apartments,” said City Manager Bill Bell  “There has been some confusion and misinformation following the recent public announcements of both healthcare related projects, stating that the City of Montrose has financial interests in either project, however, this is not the case. Please don’t hesitate to contact me at 970-901-8580 or via email at if you have any questions related to rumors you might have heard regarding these projects or any other city-related issues.”

“The Montrose economy continues to become stronger and more diversified, with new businesses popping up every month,” said Office of Business & Tourism Director Lisa Kuczmarski. “At the City of Montrose and the Office of Business and Tourism, we are proud of our efforts to stimulate business start-up and expansion and to call Montrose our home.”

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