Anthracite Place construction site being prepped for work to start

Building expected to start mid-June

By Mark Reaman

The Anthracite Place affordable housing apartment complex is gearing up to begin construction.

The Gunnison Valley Regional Housing Authority officially closed on the land May 15. Executive director Karl Fulmer said the hope is to begin construction by June 15.

“We are currently finalizing all aspects of the deal and should have financial (tax credit investor) and construction loan closings in mid-June,” Fulmer said. “There are not really any outstanding BOZAR issues. We are simply going through the final stages of construction design review and making alterations to drawings/calculations based on such review.”

Crested Butte building and zoning director Bob Gillie said he expects construction to begin next month as well, as the final details are being sewed up.

“I’m guessing they are still a week or probably two out from exchanging money and issuing a permit,” Gillie said. “We are still reviewing changes being made for building code compliance.”

Fulmer said some very preliminary work has started on the Sixth and Belleview site. “The activity you’ve seen is probably compaction testing to ensure that our parking lot stands the test of time,” he explained.

The 30-unit complex will take a year to build, so apartments should be ready to rent in 2016.

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