Townhome developer seeks OK for upgrade

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The developers of Stonewood townhomes in the Eagleridge subdivision are going back through the city planning process to upgrade the architectural details of the project.

The first two buildings of 10 planned for Stonewood are under construction on Eagleridge Drive.

Developer and contractor Peter Kreissig said it always was his intention to upgrade the exteriors of the 23 duplex and triplex units, but he didn't understand that doing so would necessitate a formal planning review.

City Planner Brian Bavosi said the proposed changes alter the look of the buildings sufficiently, making it necessary that Stonewood go back through a full architectural review. Bavosi is recommending approval of the changes.

"The overall architecture is very good," Bavosi said. "They are eliminating a large amount of stucco, and there will be more rock and exposed beams."

"We're going for more of an Old World look," Kreissig said. "We weren't real happy with the original design, but we pushed it through because we needed to get started."

The new architect for the changes is Leslie Weisshaar of Steamboat Springs.

In addition to the architectural changes on all 10 buildings, Kreissig is seeking to formalize the option of adding loft bedrooms in five of the units.

Kreissig owns K&K Builders and is president of Stonewood Development Corp.

A four-bedroom, 3 1/2-bath townhome in Stonewood is priced at $995,000.

Kreissig would like to break ground on four more buildings this year.

-- To reach Tom Ross call 871-4205

or e-mail tross@steamboatpilot.com

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