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Posted on: June 4, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Welcome Home Steamboat Event

The City of Steamboat Springs, Routt County and the Steamboat Springs Board of Realtors invite you to attend a discussion of local and regional housing needs, challenges and opportunities. Engage with housing experts from across our state and from a national level and provide feedback on programs, projects and concepts that our community may consider as we decide how to move forward with the discussion in Steamboat Springs.

The event takes place on June 13th, kicking off at 8:30 AM in Citizen’s Hall, 124 10th Street in downtown Steamboat Springs. The day will be filled with speakers, panel discussion, Q&A sessions and wrapping up with community strategic session where everyone will have the opportunity to participate. This is an all-encompassing forum intended to reach potential end-users, developers, building trades, realtors, government and more.

“The City of Steamboat Springs believes that this is an opportune time to re-evaluate the whole topic of our local housing needs, opportunities and challenges in light of changing circumstances. The City is looking forward to collaborating with all interested groups to define viable and fluid strategies for years to come. Many stakeholders have expressed interest in rethinking past approaches and we are enthusiastic to have the opportunity to hear from other municipalities, architects and builders that have been a part of successful and long-standing programs,” said Tyler Gibbs, Community Development Director-City of Steamboat Springs.

Keynote Speakers:

Clark Anderson, The Sonoran Institute - RESET: Assessing Future Housing Markets in the Rocky Mountain West. What's selling, who's buying it, and why? These are some of the questions examined in a report by The Sonoran Institute. Building successful communities in Colorado requires communities with strong and diverse economies, quality growth, vibrant downtowns, and complete neighborhoods. Anderson will explore the influence of changing economic, demographic, and consumer preference trends within the Rocky Mountain West's housing market.
James M. DeFrancia, Lowe Enterprises, Inc. - DeFrancia is a Principal and co-owner of Lowe Enterprises, Inc, a national real estate development company engaged in resort, residential, and commercial development activities. A long-time Aspen resident, he will soon become a full-time resident of Steamboat Springs. An in-demand speaker with Urban Land Institute (ULI), DeFrancia will bring his lifetime career experience in Aspen housing and various other resort community housing solutions.

Other Contributors:
• David O'Neil - Developer of attainable housing projects including The Wellington Neighborhood in Breckenridge and Peak One Neighborhood in Frisco
• Tom Lyon, Wolff/Lyon Architects - Architect for Holiday Neighborhood in Boulder, Wellington and Peak One Neighborhoods
• Jennifer Kermode, Executive Director, Summit Housing Authority
• John Koval, Coburn Development
• Holly Moskerintz, Community Affairs Representative, National Association of REALTORS
• Krista Miller, Human Resources Manager, Town of Vail

The all-day event will address; historic information, tools that work, market & economic conditions, cost of living, demographics, lending, land-use issues, infill opportunities, density zoning, sustainability, transportation, renting vs. owning and a host of other topics.

“The Steamboat Springs Board of Realtors is pleased to be a co-organizer of this event and look forward to hearing from the other communities and sharing the concepts among our membership and with our clients. This is an important topic that will always remain something we need to address during any economic cycle,” said Doug Labor, President of the Steamboat Springs Board of Realtors.

This forum is open to everyone and includes lunch and networking reception. There is no fee to attend; however, space is limited to 100.

Registrations accepted...
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