Five teams make Burlingame cut
The short list of contenders to design and build the Burlingame Ranch affordable housing includes three locally based development teams and two from the Front Range.A city-appointed review committee has narrowed a list of 12 development teams to five finalists for the Aspen City Council’s consideration.Team representatives are scheduled to meet with the council, the city’s Community Development Department and a representative of the Community Office for Resource Efficiency on Friday morning. They will also tour the housing site.Their selection becomes official when the council approves contracts with each team for the design of the affordable housing on the city’s Burlingame Ranch property west of town. That action is scheduled on Monday, as is the city’s approval of a contract to install the infrastructure for the housing.Burlingame could include up to 330 homes, with 110 lots and housing units slated for the first phase.The teams on the short list are: Bald Mountain Development-Burlingame LLC of Old Snowmass, headed by David Parker and Scott Writer; Amako Parkhill-Ivins Design/Build Team of Golden; Fenton Construction of Aspen; Shaw-Poss Architecture and Planning-DHM Design of Aspen; and Jonathan Rose Companies LLC of Denver.Among the developers that did not make the short list was ASW Realty of Steamboat Springs, which won the design competition to design and build the city’s Parcel D housing, which is now under construction.The city’s review committee scored the teams on various criteria, including previous experience, past honors for affordable housing projects and experience in environmentally friendly construction, and then ranked all 12 contenders based on their scores.The top five picks were immediately clear, according to Michelle Bonfils, city project manager.”The top five teams scored within seven points of each other,” she said.Each team is expected to receive a $30,000 contract with the city to design the housing project in a competition. The review committee will make a recommendation on the winning design; the council will ultimately make the selection.The Burlingame housing site is located behind Deer Hill, east of the Aspen Business Center and across Highway 82 from Buttermilk.Janet Urquhart’s e-mail address is email@example.com
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