Slopeside condo project seeks city approval

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— Jon Peddie and Ken Gold are hoping to build a ski-in, ski-out condominium complex in Ski Time Square that Gold believes will be "the nicest project ever done in Steamboat."
The upscale development, called Christie Base Townhomes, is going before the Steamboat Springs Planning Commission tonight at 6 pm.
Peddie and Gold are hoping to revise a permit previous approved by City Council as part of the Christie Club time-share development. The Christie Base development will contain less overall units, but the units will be larger.
The units will also be part of a condominium complex, instead of a time-share. The 18 units will all have at least three bedrooms, and the owners will have access to a private locker room and an outdoor pool and spa, Gold said.
The developers chose to make the individual units larger because that's what the market was calling for, Peddie said.
The building, however, would interfere with a heavily used turnaround in Ski Time Square by the Christie lift. Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. had allowed the city to use the turnaround through a revocable license agreement. The city has always known that turn-around would have to be moved, Gold said. Gold and Peddie are currently working on finding a new spot for buses to complete the turnaround.
"We're trying to solve this problem by helping the community to relocate the turnaround so it will be every bit as efficient as it can be," Gold said.
Transit Department Director George Krawzoff has recommended that the turnaround relocation be resolved prior to the project's approval.
In the initial approval process, the commission had been concerned about the height of the buildings, but the height has actually been lowered, Peddie said.
The developers are also hoping to modify the exterior of the building in order to make it conform to the rest of the area. Eric Smith is working on the exterior of the project.
Gold said that he wants to begin on the project this fall and expects the construction to take about a year.


To reach Avi Salzman call 871-4203 or e-mail asalzman@amigo.net

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