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New riverfront duplexes proposed in downtown Steamboat Springs

A rendering shows the proposed design of new riverfront duplexes on the Yampa River in downtown Steamboat Springs.

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Downtown Steamboat Springs is poised to grow next year along the banks of the Yampa River when developers break ground on exclusive riverfront duplexes in the new RiverView development.

Plans for the three-story, 3,300-square-foot homes featuring two-car garages were recently submitted to city planners.

The low-density residential buildings are the first proposals to come forward as part of a larger development that investors hope in the coming years will also include a new hotel and commercial and retail spaces on the south end of downtown.

The broader development plans for the 4.5-acre parcel between Lincoln Avenue and the river from Third to Fifth street also include a new public soft-surface trail that will run along the river's edge and a public plaza.

"It really is charging forward on what we said we were going to do," RiverView investor and partner Mark Scully said Thursday of the plans for the duplexes. "We're also going to build the (loop) road by the end of the summer. It's going to look fantastic."

Scully described the proposed duplexes as having a mountain modern style with lots of glass.

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The plans note the use of large glass windows on the river-facing side will help reflect the river.

Third-story rooftop decks will give homeowners views of the river and Howelsen Hill.

The plans call for six duplex buildings that will include a dozen 3,300-square-foot homes. Each duplex building will be spaced about 10 to 15 feet apart on a stretch of riverfront property between Third and Fourth streets behind Natural Grocers.

Price points for the duplexes are not yet available because Scully said pricing can't be listed until a final plat is recorded.

"I will say we've had very nice interest in the riverfront" homes on the heels of an advertisement we placed recently, Scully said.

Fair and Square Construction based in Routt County has been selected as the contractor.

Scully said the current schedule for RiverView calls for the public infrastructure to go out to bid next month.

"We plan to start construction on the loop road (connecting Third and Fourth streets), and that should hopefully wrap up in the fall," Scully said. "We'll be building at least one duplex, if not two, and putting those lots on the market in the spring."

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