In response to the need for workforce housing in our community, the Town of Snowmass Village developed a Workforce Housing Master Plan unanimously adopted by the Snowmass Village Town Council in October 2021. Working with local consultants, Town staff undertook extensive site and schematic analyses to narrow the focus of future housing development to five sites. Staff looked to maximize each site for housing, develop within the existing topography, create a mix of housing sizes (one-, two- and three-bedroom units), and take advantage of existing transit. Staff also sought to identify developments that would fit within the character and environment of the surrounding neighborhood(s) and the Town of Snowmass Village as a whole and would be attractive, sustainable, homes that are cost-effective, well-designed, and blend seamlessly into the community.
The Town Hall Draw site was identified for the next development project. The site has the most significant potential for unit development, is well-located, and has historically been identified for future housing development.
Staff has undertaken extensive site analysis and initiated design work. The initial concept is to pursue a site design of three buildings stepping back from the Town Hall into the Draw. A winding, switch-back road would allow for access, and tenant parking would be provided under each building to maximize the green space above. Staff believes that, depending on the unit configuration, this approach could yield 80+ rental units, consisting of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments.