Luxury slopeside project has broken ground
By Tom Ross (Contact)
Sunday, August 31, 2008
Ground has broken on the luxury condominiums at Edgemont, and Atira Group executives say construction will enter the vertical phase this fall and continue into the winter.
“The concrete structure will rise up three or four levels this fall, and the roof is scheduled to go on in the summer of 2009,” Garrett Simon said. “Building completion and homeowner occupancy are scheduled for early 2010, but expect to see a finished building on the slopes of Steamboat in the summer of 2009.”
Simon is vice president of development for The Atira Group. His company saw 22 of 42 condominiums in the first phase of the project go under contract for more than $40 million at a May 30 sales event.
Building permits have been secured, and preliminary site work on the property, which overlooks the base of the Steamboat Ski Area from the southern edge of the slopes, is complete.
GE Johnson, of Colorado Springs, has been named general contractor for the project, and OZ Architecture of Denver will remain the project architect through the construction.
Simon said GE Johnson has mobilized construction equipment, and activity (next to the existing Bear Claw condominiums) will increase significantly over the next couple of weeks as preparations are made for pouring foundations.
As the fall slides into winter, construction cranes will help place concrete columns and slabs for the building.
GE Johnson has built other mountain resort projects including Doral Peaks at Telluride, the Aspen Highlands Base village and One Beaver Creek Place. The company also is overseeing the demolition of buildings in Ski Time Square on behalf of Atira Group.
OZ Architecture was involved in the design of nearby Trailhead Lodge in Wildhorse Meadows, as well as projects in Keystone, Winter Park, Vail, Snowmass and other Colorado resorts.
Mark Murrell, sales manager for Edgemont, said OZ has selected traditional materials to be applied in a modern way at Edgemont.
For example, Murrell said, timber columns and ceiling beams will evoke the style of the past but will contrast with clean lines in all millwork. Similarly, the rustic stone selected for the exterior of the building and fireplaces will be in contrast to contemporary stone and granite used in the kitchens.
S&P Destination Properties is the exclusive listing broker for Edgemont.
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