Eagle River Water & Sanitation District’s Stillwater project opens in Edwards
Latest workforce housing project cost the water district $14 million
EDWARDS — The gold standard for workforce housing will get, well … golder Friday.
The Eagle River Water and Sanitation District will cut the ribbon Friday on a 21-unit project in Edwards. The Stillwater project is a combination of a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom units that district employees can rent or buy.
The Stillwater project cost the water district $14 million.
“We provide these absolutely essential services to the community and they are labor-intensive services,” Eagle River Water & Sanitation District General Manager Linn Brooks said when the project was announced.
The water district has been building and buying employee housing since the early 1970s. That need has not changed.
The water district provides water services to businesses and homes from East Vail to Cordillera. Living within the district’s service area will shorten the response time for water and wastewater emergencies and employee quality of life, the water district said in an email.
The Stillwater project will generate its own solar energy. Solar panels on top of all 21 covered garage spaces will offset the electricity used in common areas
The project will also include electric vehicle charging stations that can handle three vehicles at once.
With a key water deal denied, the Battle Mountain developer and the town of Minturn are planning to meet next week to discuss the future of the Bolts Lake property.