Snowmass Town Council looks at housing, 2019 goals |

Snowmass Town Council looks at housing, 2019 goals

The town of Snowmass is under contract to purchase the Carriage Way apartments, located at 250 Carriage Way, to add to the town's workforce housing, which is one of Town Council's top goals.
Anna Stonehouse/Snowmass Sun

Snowmass’ elected officials signed off on their 2019 council goals while making a significant move to tackle their No. 1 goal in the same night.

Affordable housing continues to top council’s list of priorities, and at a meeting April 15, the town approved the purchase of 12 apartments at 250 Carriage Way.

The town is acquiring the roughly half-acre property to add to its workforce-housing inventory for $2.85 million.

Known as the Carriage Way apartments, the pale-green painted structure consists of four studios, four one-bedroom units and four two-bedroom units.

Also part of council’s housing goal is to address senior housing, specifically, its goal-setting statement reads, “Council commits to a near-term strategy that will update the housing regulations, actively identify opportunities and partners to address senior housing needs and incentivize the creation of an additional 200 units.”

Along with workforce and senior housing, council’s other goals outline plans to improve the town’s community engagement; community building; safety, connectivity, parking and transit; and a continued commitment to resiliency and regionalism.

Town Manager Clint Kinney at the meeting stressed to council how useful these goals are to staff, in terms of policy-making as well as budgeting.

“It greatly influences a number of our decisions, not to the least of which is the annual budget,” Kinney said.

Council updates its goals every two years after a regular town election.

With no changes on council following an uncontested race in the November election, the elected officials were in a unique position of reviewing goals they had previously set together.

Their statement reads: “As our community inevitably evolves and changes over time, the council wants to ensure we remain a thriving, charming, fun, resilient, safe and emotionally connected community.”

The 2019 goal-setting process commenced with a lengthy workshop in January. Council unanimously approved the goals, which can be viewed at, at the April 15 meeting.

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