Guide for relocation to Steamboat Springs, CO

Housing developments

Theres no better barometer of the local building climate than recent housing developments taking shape in the region.

A host of new apartment and other housing projects are coming online in the market,says Doug Labor of Steamboat Sotheby’s International Realty. Its refreshing for the marketplace.

The Sunray Meadows condominiums, where two-bedroom units have matured into a neighborhood that includes many full-times residents.

The Sunray Meadows condominiums, where two-bedroom units have matured into a neighborhood that includes many full-times residents.

A rundown of recent projects include:

* Elk River Apartments is proposed by a Boulder developer who has plans to build 64 one- and two-bedroom apartments on 3.5 acres on the west side of town. It will include 28 garages, surface parking and indoor and outdoor community areas. “I think we’ll appeal to people looking to come to Steamboat,” says developer Steve LeBlang. “It’s the perfect location for multi-family housing.”

* The Reserves at Steamboat is a new development consisting of 48 affordable two- and three-bedroom apartments on Steamboat’s west side. A partnership between the Yampa Valley Housing Authority and Overland Property Group, the apartments occupy 10 acres of YVHA-owned on lower Elk River Road. “It’s a high-quality project for a reasonable price,” says Housing Authority Executive Director Jason Peasley.

* Passive House Apartments, proposed by developer Jeff Pullman, will be a pair of market-rate apartment projects downtown, adding 94 units to the market. They will be “net zero energy buildings,” with 52 studio, one- and two-bedroom units north of Weiss Drive.

* Developer Eric C. Rogers has proposed an apartment project at 1125 Lincoln Ave. downtown, which will include 42 one-bedroom, two-bedroom and alcove apartments, as well as retail space fronting Lincoln Avenue.

* Flat Tops at Wildhorse Meadows is a new residential community between town and the mountain, offering gondola access to the Steamboat Ski Resort. Homeowners can select from 21 two- to five-bedroom, single-family floor plans, with access to such amenities as a 25-meter lap pool, grotto hot tubs, fitness center, game room and gondola to the ski area base.

* Homestead at Wildhorse is entering the second phase of building five three- and four-bedroom residences in two buildings at Wildhorse Meadows, with full build-out tallying 17 residences in five buildings.

 

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