Steve Lewis

Steve Lewis 3 weeks, 2 days ago on RiverView: Hundreds of millions of dollars in new downtown Steamboat development

This site is well suited for mitigating building mass. It doesn't have the challenges of 1125 Lincoln with the height being so close to Lincoln Avenue. I appreciate the lowered mass beside the river, but I'm puzzled why all the site sections have no heights given? Site sections typically have this information.

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Steve Lewis 3 months ago on Our view: Risk is part of the game

Scott, the opposite is true of my interest in "future water". Simply put - water is required for growth, there is increasing competition for water and of course we will need water for later annexations too. The city once held that annexations had to bring their own water. That was a philosophy allowing for MORE growth, not less.

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Steve Lewis 3 months ago on Our view: Risk is part of the game

Please educate us on the "future water source". Is it via senior water rights we can purchase today? Would these be junior water rights? What is that cost? Etc...

Thank you.

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Steve Lewis 4 months ago on Steamboat Springs City Council president uncomfortable with new PR position manufacturing 'quotes' for city officials

I still find this hard to believe. Trying to imagine, if I were elected to city council, the conversation wherein city staff tells me, "we want to write that you said x, y, and z. It's more convincing when x, y, and z are coming from you, an elected official, Cool?"

Who says yes to that?

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Steve Lewis 4 months, 2 weeks ago on Judge's order spurs Steamboat Springs City Council to revisit approval of controversial apartments

In the past City Council had helium balloons placed to so everyone could see the heights of a proposed building. That would be a good idea in this case, given the controversial nature of the project.

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Steve Lewis 4 months, 3 weeks ago on Melanie Sturm: Solution for Trump election freak-out

I have to take it the Pilot continues to print Melanie Sturm columns because her partisan scolds and pot stirring increase website traffic. Where is the value to readers? Does this piece educate?

The column is barely rational. One Sturm sentence acknowledges a grave issue, "the Russian influence in our democracy is an intolerable threat." But before and after that remark, the rest of her column consistently turns our focus away from that serious event to small minded jabs at Democrats: its sour grapes, Obama was weak, Clinton's flaws, mis-guided punditry.

The Pilot is obligated to pass on similar writing from local readers, and I like reading what neighboring conservatives feel. Thank you for doing that. But when it comes to choices of syndicated columnists, please do better.

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Steve Lewis 5 months ago on Our view: Closing the housing gap

Some of the entry level products are likely finding their pro-formas no longer work amidst inflating costs and a shortage of skilled labor. This would be the part of the cycle where speculative luxury construction can afford to keep going. Their market is price elastic, following another reality.

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