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March 2, 2018 update:
The Town of Estes Park is working with AmericaWest Housing Solutions and Prairie Fire Development to examine potential development of workforce housing solutions on Town-owned properties located on Fish Hatchery Road and Dry Gulch Road. They would be approached as two separate projects.View maps of the Fish Hatchery Road property and Dry Gulch Road property.
This effort will include significant opportunities for public input and involvement. The planning and design process will occur over a year’s time to ensure time for the collaborative community effort. It will result in an overall site plan with rezoning and sub-dividing plans, infrastructure improvements, designated open space and trails, unit type and mix details, and construction type and concept details.
A Community Advisory group of stakeholders with varied perspectives on the housing projects, including large Estes Valley employers, will be formed to provide feedback throughout the design/development process.
A master schedule for design and development is currently in development, identifying milestones and public engagement plans.
Through the use of a Collaborative Community Effort (CCE) to develop workforce housing, the Town of Estes Park expects to achieve benefits for the community, such as better value and more efficient project delivery with a high level of certainty and minimized public subsidies. It is important that any workforce housing proposed is compatible with the workforce housing need at the time and fits the fabric of the neighborhood. Workforce housing should also address: respect for the environment, transportation impacts, site-specific considerations, and impacts on public resources. The workforce housing project will also need to be sensitive to the historical nature of the site and the Estes Park area community.
Following are the proposals received and a summary of the selection committee's ratings:
C3 Team Fish Hatchery Proposal
Encampment Fish Hatchery Workforce Housing RFP Response
TOEP Summary of Developer Selection Process
America West Fish Hatchery Proposal