Steamboat Springs Happenings

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August 2021 Development Update Steamboat Springs

Posted: September 20, 2021 by Robert Yazbeck

West End Development Seeks to Provide Positive Solutions

  The South and North Valley's of Routt County have long been growing, slowly and steadily, and so has the west end of town. But ever since the departure of the Curve Market grocery store in 2004, the West End of town has been patiently waiting for the moment of real growth and future potential. And finally, here in the third quarter of 2021, that moment is here. The brand new Sleeping Giant K-8 school opens this fall to the cheers of families and teachers alike. West End, Riverside, Steamboat II, Silver Spur, and Heritage Park neighborhoods continue to grow and are being developed. And with the breath of fresh air and hope for so many working families, couples and individuals, the Steamboat 700 possibility might finally offer a way for the Valley to grow and invest in the local population. The local populace makes us the best family mountain ranch town this side of the Mississippi. Join Robert and his team in raising a glass of gratitude to the Governor, the County, and the City of Steamboat as they work together to invest in our locals and their futures.

  The Yampa Valley Housing Authority will own 536 acres of land to the west of Steamboat Springs by Aug. 11, creating hope that the ski town’s housing crisis may have a long-term solution. Recently, the housing authority’s board of directors unanimously agreed to enter into a contract to buy the land, and the deal has already been signed by Steamboat 700 LLC, the property’s current owner.

  Initially, the offer for the property was $23 million, with the funding coming from an anonymous benefactor, and over the past two weeks, Steamboat 700 and the person making the donation to buy the land have been in negotiations.
Source Article: Steamboat Pilot - Yampa Valley Housing Authority buys Steamboat 700 Property

  In other affordable housing news, construction crews are hard at work after breaking ground on the 90-unit Sunlight Crossings, which is aimed at increasing workforce housing in Steamboat Springs. The complex is located near the corner of U.S. Highway 40 and Colorado Highway 129 on the west side of Steamboat Springs. Months after Steamboat Springs City Council formed an affordable housing committee to tackle the local housing crisis, a list of short- and long-term housing projects members say are doable has emerged.

  Three tiers of projects have been developed, according to Deputy Steamboat City Manager Tom Leeson, who sits on the committee alongside council members Lisel Petis and Michael Buccino and Planning Director Rebecca Bessey. The committee has met three times since its creation.
Source Article: Steamboat Pilot - Slowly but surely Steamboat Affordable Housing Committee digs in on short-long term solutions

Sleeping Giant School
  The glow of lights from construction crews working at the new Sleeping Giant School and the streaks of light created from cars passing along U.S. Highway 40 brighten the evening hours near the construction site of Steamboat School District's $52.5 million pre-K-8th school west of Steamboat Springs near the Steamboat II subdivision. Construction on the new school began in spring 2019 and the project is moving forward with an opening planned for the 2021-22 school year. The new Sleeping Giant School is taking shape to the west of downtown Steamboat Springs, with work progressing on track for the school to open on August 23rd, the first day of the new school year.

  The new school, which will serve pre-kindergarten through eighth-grade students, is the most significant of several projects the Steamboat Springs School District is working on, but each school had a project recently finished, one that is currently in progress or one that is planned to start soon.

  Crews are almost finished closing in the exterior of Sleeping Giant School with sheathing currently being added to the outside of the building. Much of the interior framing is complete as well.
“Pretty close, just got a few little areas to get buttoned up,” said Mark Preuss, general superintendent on the project for FCI Constructors, who is the general contractor for the project.

Source Article: Steamboat Pilot - Sleeping Giant School takes shape west of Steamboat Springs

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