The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) was formed to provide guidance for future development within the area designated as the Downtown area of Mt. Crested Butte. The DDA consists of seven members appointed by Town Council including local business owners and/or residents. The term of an appointed member is four years except in the case of the appointed Town Council member term, which runs concurrently with their term on Council.
In 2000, the DDA published the Downtown Development Authority Architectural and Site Design Standards which defines development standards for the zoning area designated under the jurisdiction of the DDA.
DDA meetings are typically the first Monday of the month at 4:30 pm. Meetings are held in person at the Mt. Crested Butte Town Hall.
DDA Meeting Recordings
Below are links to the most recent DDA meetings. For all previous planning commission agendas, minutes, and packets, click here. If you are unable to locate what you are looking for by navigating the calendar tool, please contact Tiffany O'Connell, Town Clerk at 970-349-6632, ext.103, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Colorado Retention Records requires the Town to hold onto meeting recordings for six months.
- DDA Meeting - 01/09/2023
- DDA Meeting - 03/06/2023
- DDA Meeting - 04/03/2023
- DDA Meeting - 07/10/2023
- DDA Meeting - 08/07/2023
- DDA Work Session Meeting - Grant Guidelines - 09/18/2023
DDA Contact Information
- Chair, Gary Keiser
- Vice Chair, Roman Kolodziej
- Tara Schoedinger
- Jamie Watt
- Jim Rehberg
- Christopher Hensley
- Michael Bacani
Secretary, Tiffany O'Connell
The DDA can assist with grants for the development of the DDA district, and be of special benefit to the property within the boundaries of the district. The DDA grant application process applies to any proposed projects to promote and support private development within the district. DDA grant-funded projects include the development of public facilities and other improvements to public or private property, which in the opinion of the DDA, will aid and improve the downtown development area. DDA grant-funded projects are intended to spur new development within the DDA district that would not otherwise occur without DDA assistance.
Project requests must be consistent with DDA priority goals and objectives, and deliver a clear public benefit. The DDA will evaluate proposed projects and financial assistance against the following DDA criteria:
- Applicant’s project is highly desirable, and
- Applicant’s project is consistent with the plans and objectives of the DDA, and
- Applicant’s project may not be otherwise economically viable without DDA funding
An applicant can apply at any time, as there are no scheduled deadlines to request DDA grant funding. Before submitting an application with the Town you must contact the Capital Projects Manager first. Please email Jeff Smith at email@example.com