Sunlight subdivision offers relief for Steamboat’s tight building lot supply – Colorado News

Sunlight subdivision offers relief for Steamboat’s tight building lot supply – Colorado News

Among households that have been hoping to build a custom home within the city limits of Steamboat Springs, it’s no surprise that building lots have become very scarce in the last five years, and a number of the remaining potential lots in Steamboat represent a challenging build.

However, with the first release of 24 lots in the new Sunlight neighborhood, in a flat meadow on top of a hill one mile west of downtown, there are new single-family lots at prices ranging from $169,000 to $225,000. The lots range in size from .14 to .32 acres, suggesting the possibility of building a new family home for between $500,000 and $600,000.

“We’ve been thinking about this for a very long time,” Sunlight listing broker and partner Nick Metzler of Colorado Group Realty said.

A search of lots currently for sale in the city limits of Steamboat turned up 25, and all but six were in Sunlight.

Ultimately, there will be 92 single-family home lots on the 54-acre parcel.

As of Aug. 4, seven lots are under contract including two spec homes being planned by builders and five more tied up by existing residents of Steamboat, according to Metzler.

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Qualities of Sunlight

Streets, which will be plowed of snow by the city of Steamboat Springs, have pan gutters and parking strips that will be planted with trees.

The development has two miles of sidewalks that will be plowed by a metro district that will impose a small margin of property tax on owners. Sunlight owners will have access to soft-surface trails and an off-leash dog park.

The neighborhood will be surrounded by a wildlife fence to keep elk and deer from disrupting the landscaping.

New homes will undergo a light…

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