Site preparation is under way at the First Tracks affordable housing development in Wildhorse Meadows. The development represents the bulk of building permits issued in February.

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Site preparation is under way at the First Tracks affordable housing development in Wildhorse Meadows. The development represents the bulk of building permits issued in February.

Building permits total $6M

Multifamily projects account for bulk of February balance

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— February building permits in the city of Steamboat Springs totaled $6.08 million and were accounted for almost entirely by a 33-unit multifamily project.

Routt County Regional Building Department Official Carl Dunham said Building 6 at The Village at Steamboat accounted for $5.7 million of the total. Another nearby multifamily project, First Tracks at Wildhorse Meadows, is moving through the permit process, he added.

The initial phase of First Tracks will meet the affordable housing requirements of the first phase of development at Wildhorse Meadows as well as the affordable housing requirements of One Steamboat Place.

The balance of permits issued in the city last month was attributable to building alterations and additions.

Dunham said that since the first of the year, his department has seen 18 permit applications for new single-family homes, including 14 in the county, one in Hayden and three in Steamboat.

Six single-family permits issued in the rural portion of Routt County last month combined for an aggregate valuation of $8.38 million.

Hayden saw one single-family permit issued for a home with a valuation of $400,000. Permits were also issued for five multifamily units in Hayden valued at $915,618.

Beginning April 1, Dunham said, the new Hayden Building Department would process building permit applications there.

Oak Creek and Yampa did not see any permits issued for dwelling units last month.

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