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Crested Butte drops ban on new realty offices

Brief by Allen Best

Commerce – March 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine

The Crested Butte Town Council has withdrawn its ban of new real estate and other offices on the ground floor of the Elk Avenue business district. The council adopted the ban in August, but in response to opposition had allowed existing uses to be grandfathered. Faced with a special election initiated by citizens, the council backed away entirely, reports the Crested Butte News.

The goal was to retain the retail vitality of the town core. Vail and Aspen have such bans. Salida keeps getting more downtown realty offices, as Cactus Jack observes with this month’s cover cartoon.