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Affordable housing development still on the table in Keystone

NICOLE FORMOSA
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KEYSTONE ” Two years after Wellington neighborhood developer David O’Neil broached the idea of building a similar affordable housing neighborhood in Keystone, he says the potential project is still very much alive.

O’Neil told a crowd of about 70 people at Monday night’s Keystone Citizens League meeting that he hoped to begin work on site design, land planning concepts and architectural concepts in the next several months.

O’Neil’s idea ” spurred by a suggestion from a Snake River Planning commissioner ” is to build 100 to 150 affordable housing single family and duplex units and possibly a daycare on the Wintergreen parcel adjacent to the Antlers Gulch Townhomes off Highway 6.

The 60-acre site is owned by Vail Resorts.

“So we’ve been chasing that for the last two years and I’m optimistic that we’re going to get something worked out with Vail and their new president of the real estate company …” O’Neil said.

O’Neil developed the successful Wellington Neighborhood in Breckenridge, which is home to working community members, like police officers and nurses. His goal is to provide a similar opportunity for everyday employees to purchase homes in the Keystone area, in order to preserve the long-term character of the community.

O’Neil broke ground on the second phase of his Wellington Neighborhood last year.


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