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City Council comes to agreement with developers seeking annexation west of Steamboat

With Brynn Grey Partners considering a new series of neighborhoods that could be annexed in West Steamboat Springs, city officials worked out the details of a pre-annexation agreement with the developer Tuesday night.

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Steamboat Springs City Council members and Brynn Grey Partners, the developers who hope to build three neighborhoods in an area west of the current city limits, reached agreement on a pre-annexation document Tuesday night.

City Council elected to add additional deed restrictions on homes intended to create affordable and attainable housing in the proposed development, known as the West Steamboat Neighborhood.

The restriction would include an appreciation cap tied to two measures. The housing units would increase in value at a 3 percent market appreciation rate or at the same rate of increase as the Routt County area median income. The greater of these two rates would be adopted as the home’s rate of appreciation.

The council also agreed to let the Steamboat Springs School District continue its own negotiations with the developer regarding a land donation from Brynn Grey. The intent of the donation is to build an additional elementary school in the development.

Superintendent Brad Meeks and Steamboat Springs Board of Education President Joey Andrew were present at the meeting to discuss that portion of the development proposal.

City council members were content with Brynn Grey’s proposed solutions regarding the width of rights-of-ways, riparian corridors and open spaces in the development.

Council President Pro-Tem Kathi Meyer said that a public vote on the annexation is “still on the table.”

Several council members said they wanted to see the final agreement before deciding whether or not to put the annexation to a public vote.

The annexation agreement is scheduled to come before council again at City Council’s Sept. 18 meeting.

Look for a more in-depth story on the proposed annexation and other business discussed by the council in the Aug. 23 issue of Steamboat Pilot & Today.

To reach Eleanor Hasenbeck, call 970-871-4210, email ehasenbeck@SteamboatPilot.com or follow her on Twitter @elHasenbeck.


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