Real Capital Solutions is seeking a final development plan for a residential project in front of Trailhead Lodge in Wildhorse Meadows.

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Real Capital Solutions is seeking a final development plan for a residential project in front of Trailhead Lodge in Wildhorse Meadows.

Residential project planned for Wildhorse Meadows

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— Wildhorse Meadows soon could see some new residential development after spending years in dormancy.

A section of the original development that went through the city of Steamboat Springs’ planning process was sold to Front Range-based Real Capital Solutions in 2012. Now, Real Capital Solutions has plans to develop duplexes and triplexes along a strip of that land in front of Trailhead Lodge.

The Steamboat Springs Planning Commission will review a final development plan for the project at its Thursday meeting.

According to Steamboat Springs Planning Department documents, the original plan that the city approved in 2006 called for as many as 24 units with a mix of duplexes and triplexes at this location.

Real Capital Solution’s plan calls for the same mix but with 17 units and the option to reduce that number to 14. Six total buildings are proposed, meaning there could be as few as two triplexes or as many as five with the rest of the units supplied through duplexes. Planning documents show that the units are planned for whole ownership.

The lot where the development is slated for is 1.78 acres that would be accessed by Bangtail Way. The majority of the infrastructure for the project was completed by the original developers, according to city documents.

The new plan calls for the project to be built in one phase.

After a final development plan is approved, it would be vested for three years with an administrative option for another two years. All building permits for the project would need to be pulled during that three-year window.

Garrett Simon, of Merriwether Co., is listed as the contact for the application. Merriwether Co. and Simon are involved with the Edgemont development. Simon was not able to be reached for this article.

Elevation drawings for the project show a mix of wood and stone buildings with some corrugated metal siding and roofing. Duplex drawings show one unit having a two-car garage.

Real Capital Solutions also owns a little more than 15 additional acres in the Wildhorse Meadows area.

To reach Michael Schrantz, call 970-871-4206 or email mschrantz@SteamboatToday.com

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Comments

walt jones 1 year, 3 months ago

Just what is needed more high end complexes in a saturated market. Oh and since the land is there we HAVE to build on it!!

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walt jones 1 year, 3 months ago

Anyone Remember the "more 'Boat less Otten" slogan??

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Cresean Sterne 1 year, 3 months ago

How bout we will not let Steamboat become an Aspen or Vail.. Its hard to believe that Stmbt has grown to almost 13,000 people. If we hadnt lost what we had, we are certainly loosing it.

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John Fielding 1 year, 3 months ago

At the risk of sounding pro development, let me observe that the availability of the units at that location helps reduce the pressure to buy up houses in old town and convert them to rarely used vacation homes. The occupants of these units will have good proximity to recreation or employment opportunities, as well as goods and services, hence less need to commute through the bottleneck.

In my opinion it wold be nice to have that entire 17 acres built to its maximum density, including numerous units on the more economically priced end of the scale. Little doubt that if the price was right, people living in the middle distance would move in closer, and those further out take their places. Many would enjoy substantially reduced commuting times, time saved to spend with family, at work or in recreation. All of us would potentially enjoy a reduction in traffic at rush hours. Ideally another commercial center would be placed nearby, say near Postnet, that would provide space for many businesses that presently are only available on the west side.

One sure way to reduce traffic is to put the people and the services closer together.

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Scott Wedel 1 year, 3 months ago

Bunch of communists commenting above that believe in government economic planning.

In a free market the investor gets to decide what is a good investment.

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walt jones 1 year, 3 months ago

Scott- you are correct the investor gets to decide. Just is amazing that if there is a field somewhere investors feel the "must" develop it. A complete city plan would be reasonable like Vail had when they were developing. Here however it's a free for all.

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Cresean Sterne 1 year, 3 months ago

I am always for free enterprise and investments and certainly dont want the government telling me what I can and cant do. But bcause an investor has an idea of what he or she wants to develope does not necesserly make it the right decision for the community. Just like big development projects, I wouldnt want dozens of trailer parks popping up all over the place. The public community should also get a voice in the process..

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John Fielding 1 year, 3 months ago

I am also not an advocate of "dozens of trailer parks popping up all over the place", but I acknowledge that would probably provide enough low cost housing to let the people who work here live here too. Their lives would be much improved if they did not have to commute from Craig and Yampa. As it is we forbid any new mobile home type development while we use public money to preserve one as affordable housing.

We say we want affordable housing but we regulate development in such a way that it cannot be built without subsidies. What we are saying in effect is we want expensive low cost housing.

Ya gotta be pretty...

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Cresean Sterne 1 year, 3 months ago

Completley agree with you John. I choose to live in OC now because it is much more affordable and has a great small town community. I wouldnt be oppossed to 1 or 2 more trailer parks in Stmbt if the HOA were a bit stricter on maintaining them. I just wouldnt want to see huge chunks of land continuously bought up for that purpose and the same for large elite lodging. Steamboat is home and family so where does the line get drawn.?? Maybe when that home town we love to live in becomes the place we dont love to live in anymore.. JMO..of a 42 yr old ski bum..Go Bronco's..

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Scott Wedel 1 year, 3 months ago

Well, this is not some natural field. This is within an existing subdivision with streets and utilities to the property. And it is planned to have townhomes so it has a higher density. This is what the community planned for this parcel.

And building now will increase the supply and tend to keep housing slightly more affordable. New construction does not drive up the price of existing housing.

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Cresean Sterne 1 year, 3 months ago

I dont disagree with you Scott and finding a balanced growth is different for many. But its hard not to get somewhat disgusted when these developments pop up continuously changing the way Stmbt looks..I am definatly a little biased with what was, then wast has or will become. On the positive side for the all the single men, the guy / girl ratio isnt 12 to 1 any more.

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