I just received an email about an interesting project on the cusp in Steamboat Springs, Colorado called Aviator. Aviator is a mixed-use, multifamily and storage units facility that’s targeting LEED Gold certification. Seeking superior energy efficiency for the project, Olson Development retained EcoSteel to provide the structure. EcoSteel calculates that their company could contribute ~18 points towards overall certification of Aviator based upon energy efficiency (10), heat island effect reduction (1), and recycled, reused, and regional materials use (7).
Aviator has two phases with the live/work units planned first and self-storage units planned second. Phase one will feature three buildings with a total of 11 live/work lofts available. With modern design elements inside and out, I wouldn’t expect units to remain available long. Phase two will involve the construction of approximately ten self-storage buildings that fit the scale of the live/work units.