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Getting better all the time: Accommodations tax benefits trails, Yampa Street

Getting better all the time: Accommodations tax benefits trails, Yampa Street

090613_Downtownreport2Great towns don’t grow on trees — a lot of hard work goes on behind the scenes to ensure public amenities are both prioritized and funded. In Steamboat, the roots of success are found in an innovative funding source known as the accommodations tax, whereby 1 percent of the city’s accommodations tax gets appropriated to fund improvements that will attract visitors and benefit residents. Already responsible for building the Strings Music Pavilion, Tennis Center of Steamboat Springs and Haymaker Golf Course, the tax now benefits Steamboat’s growing network of hiking and biking trails, as well as ongoing revitalization efforts to spruce up Yampa Street downtown.

The two projects were recently voted by taxpayers to receive an estimated $6 million in tax proceeds over the next 10 years, or $600,000 per year.

“It’s helped develop amenities that enhance Steamboat Springs as a well-rounded community,” says Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association CEO Jim Clark. “From building Haymaker Golf Course to the next 10 years’ worth of trail developments, it continues to support projects that add to Steamboat’s appeal as a place to visit, live and work.”

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