Hospital plans await college’s OK |

Hospital plans await college’s OK

The Memorial Hospital’s plans for a new facility won’t get to Craig city planners just yet.

The hospital’s plan requires the approval of the Colorado Northwest Community College-Craig board of directors, which was anticipated this week.

But when hospital officials and the board met Thursday, no action was taken, partly because the college board didn’t have a quorum.

The hospital wants to build a $19 million health-care facility on 15 acres of the 110-acre property. The college purchased the property, which is located west of Shadow Mountain subdivision, for future expansion.

Without a quorum, the college board couldn’t approve the hospital’s subdivision plan. Without that approval, the plan can’t go on to the Craig Plan–ning and Zoning Commission.

Craig Community Develop–ment Director Dave Costa said the planning commission couldn’t review the plans until the property owner, the college, approved them.

“It wouldn’t be prudent because we don’t have a letter from CNCC agreeing to the subdivision of their property,” Costa said.

College board members weren’t able to issue that letter Tuesday for several reasons, the most predominant being the lack of a quorum, board President Kandy Kropinak said.

But there were several other issues, most of them minor, Kropinak said.

The hospital will be located on the southwest portion of the property. Planners propose that Ninth Street be extended across the property from the east. College officials don’t want the street to bisect the area they could use in the future, Kropinak said.

The meeting focused on educating the college’s three new board members about the project. The development concerns were left to college and hospital administrators to iron out.

“We’re working together very well,” Kropinak said. “We’re all on the same page. All in all, the meeting was very productive. Everybody wants this to happen soon.”

Another meeting hasn’t been scheduled.

Christina M. Currie can be reached at 824-7031, ext. 210, or

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