STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The Steamboat Springs Planning Fee gave the inexperienced gentle Thursday to a brand new mixed-use improvement on Ski Time Sq. Drive.
Thunderhead Station, to be situated at 1950 Ski Time Sq. Drive, will deliver 4 residential and two industrial models to the Steamboat Resort base space in a brand new, five-story constructing.
Previous to the 2008 recession, a big improvement was authorized for the Ski Time Sq. Drive parcel, in addition to the Thunderhead Lodge parcel adjoining to the ski space. The developer of that challenge demolished all constructions on the location aside from a parking storage and the Tugboat Bar and Grill, which is at the moment empty. Approval for that improvement expired in 2013 earlier than any constructions had been erected, and no future improvement had been proposed there till now.
“Appreciating the present actuality of Ski Time Sq. Drive, for the reason that demolition of buildings on the location again in 2008, the imaginative and prescient of this proposed mixed-use improvement is to set the priority for the revitalization of Ski Time Sq. Drive with the vernacular of an Alpine trendy elegant structure grounded within the wealthy historical past of Steamboat,” stated Brian Bavosi, entitlement supervisor and development coordinator for DBT Improvement Group, the challenge’s developer, owned by native developer David Tolson.
“David (Tolson) is dedicated to the revitalization of the mountain base space alongside Ski Time Sq. Drive and desires to fastidiously plan the event of your complete web site, beginning with this parcel as the event seed for the planning of future buildings,” Bavosi added.
Thunderhead Station will embody 23,715 sq. ft, together with 14,332 sq. ft of residential house. Parking and industrial house shall be featured on the bottom stage, and 4 two-story condos shall be stacked above. The condominiums will range from three,500 to three,700 sq. ft.
Denver-based OZ Structure has been tapped as the event’s architect.
“The renovated streetscape will set up a blueprint for future improvement that can happen to the west alongside Ski Time Sq. Drive,” Bavosi stated.
Initially slated to be completed in spring 2021, the challenge had been postponed and is now focused for completion by 2023.
Issues had been raised early within the challenge relating to the constructing’s gabled roof doubtlessly blocking views of neighboring property homeowners. That hurdle was prevented, nonetheless, with the event choosing a flatter “inexperienced roof,” one which additionally provides to the constructing’s sustainability purpose.
Whereas the proposed roof had a 1/12 pitch, flatter than the minimal 6/12 pitch required, as a result of it’s a “inexperienced roof” that options 50% or extra vegetation, it’s permitted by town.
“We took a number of the commissioners’ recommendation. We put in a inexperienced roof on the constructing, which waives the pitched roof requirement,” Bavosi defined.
Dialogue was tabled from the Feb. 11 Planning Fee assembly so modifications could possibly be made to make sure the roof complied with base space design requirements, in keeping with Bob Keenan, a principal planner with town of Steamboat Springs.
“With that, they’re in compliance,” Keenan stated.
The Planning Fee obtained public remark from a neighbor now in favor of the up to date roof pitch and design.
“… We felt it was necessary to notice that the proposed roof pitch of Thunderhead Station was going to cut back the visible impacts and protect some view corridors for some present surrounding property homeowners,” Bavosi stated. “I feel until you place your self in somebody’s sneakers whose view corridors are going to be blocked, I feel that there’s worth in preserving somebody’s viewshed. We had been pleased to accommodate these residents.”
Planning division workers decided Thunderhead Station was according to standards for approval of a improvement plan and conditional use. Commissioners voted unanimously to approve the challenge’s plan.
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