The soothing sounds of waterfalls and a gurgling creek are now audible at the base of Steamboat Ski Area after a much-anticipated water feature was turned on this month.
“The flow looks pretty incredible out there,” said Steve Frasier, co-chairman of the Urban Renewal Area Advisory Committee. “It looks great.”
Finishing touches and landscaping are being completed around the promenade construction project that started in 2007 and cost nearly $10 million. The creek had run beneath the ski trails in a culvert for 45 years before the project was undertaken. The work was paid for using the proceeds of bonds that were backed by the city’s tax increment financing, which captures growth in property taxes at the base of the ski area.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony…