Studio PBA Teams Up with The Morrison Group for Crested Butte Affordable Housing

The Paradise Park project will feature 25 units of affordable housing in downtown Crested Butte.  Rendering provided by Studio PBA.

The Paradise Park project will feature 25 units of affordable housing in downtown Crested Butte. Rendering provided by Studio PBA.

Studio PBA is teaming up with The Morrison Group, led by Lynn Crist, to pursue an affordable housing project in Crested Butte called Paradise Park.  The proposed project will feature 25 affordable units, ranging from 1 BR to 3 BR. 

The team, led by developer Lynn Crist of the Morrison Group, has prepared a conceptual design and plan for the units, which will meet the Town of Crested Butte’s demand for affordable housing.  Project goals include ensuring that the community’s residents are successful in attaining long-term safe and energy efficient housing; creating residences that enable dwellers to be active members of their community; and provide units for Town employees who might otherwise be forced to live outside Crested Butte boundaries. 

The Morrison Group is supported by Studio PBA, who will provide architecture services, Norris Design for landscape architecture, and local Crested Butte contractor Lair & Gross Builders.

For many on the team, creating a better Crested Butte is at the heart of this project.  “I lived and worked in Crested Butte for seven years in the 90’s, so I understand firsthand the local economy, the drive to make this your home, and the difficulty in purchasing a house. Now coupling that with affordable housing experience in other similar communities, I am excited to help make a significant impact on the futures of 27 Crested Butte individuals, couples, and families,” said Kathy Parker of Studio PBA.

This project strikes a chord with both Kathy Parker, Studio PBA’s Principal in Charge of this project, and Lynn Crist, who both have a history of collaboration providing affordable housing options to more people. 

 “I have spent my career acquiring the skills necessary to be a successful developer, however in 2006 I was introduced to what would become my new passion: affordable housing.  Since then, I have chosen to focus my talents, resources and efforts on providing affordable housing in communities in need.  I am immensely excited to being considered as a potential developer for the Paradise Park affordable housing in Crested Butte.  It is truly a project I have dreamed of building,” said Lynn Crist of the Morrison Group. 

The development team will present their conceptual design and plans at a public Town Council meeting on September 17, 2018 at 7PM in the Crested Butte Town Hall.  All are invited to join and share in this important project as the development team is selected.