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But how do you know if you’ve shrunk your carbon shadow if you haven’t measured it. So that’s what the town will do next, reports the Idaho Mountain Express. The inventory is supposed to be for both municipal operations and the community as a whole.
Steamboat advised to get on with it
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. – Although the real estate market in Steamboat has slowed like a car downshifting to second, the broader guess is that the boom will continue. One manifestation of that boom has been rapidly escalating housing prices, creating a familiar problem: lack of affordable housing.
Don’t wait, act now, was the message from Tom McCabe, executive director of the Aspen/Pitkin County Housing authority. “If the community believes you have a need for affordable housing, get started now,” he told a recent gathering in Steamboat attended by the Steamboat Pilot & Today. “It’s only going to get more expensive.”
Steamboat, unlike Aspen, has available land for affordable housing. Get it, and then worry about the money to build, he said.
Aspen has 2,800 deed-restricted units, but that’s still not enough to meet the needs.
Similar advice was issued by Annie Hayden, who leads the Jackson Hole Community Housing Trust. “Things in Jackson have reached a tipping point,” she said. “Don’t get there. That would be my advice.”
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