Breck setting aside CMC land |

Breck setting aside CMC land

DUFFY HAYESsummit daily news

Colorado Mountain College dean Leah Bornstein is firm in her commitment to relocate a consolidated Summit County campus to the town of Frisco, but Breckenridge is the school’s backup location.Under the terms of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Breck and CMC agreed to late last year, the town is setting aside a 20-acre parcel of land north of the Breckenridge Recreation Center along Highway 9 for a potential campus.Breckenridge is interested in purchasing CMC’s current digs, at a price of $2.25 million, once the college finalizes its plans to relocate elsewhere in the county. The town wants to make that the new town hall.The building sits at one end of the town’s growing arts district, and for that reason, Bornstein and the town have negotiated within the MOU to maintain two to four classrooms once the college moves out. Those classrooms would be used for a ceramics, photography and art gallery affiliated with the school, Bornstein said.Despite the offer of the Airport Road land, CMC is focusing on a Frisco location anyway.”I’m sure (Breckenridge is) not jumping for joy that we’re moving on, but out of this whole situation I think we’ve created a win-win circumstance,” Bornstein said.

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