Request for Qualifications:

Brown Ranch Community Development Partner

Yampa Valley Housing Authority (YVHA) is releasing a Request for Qualifications to identify experienced developers interested in a public-private partnership to develop Brown Ranch and implement the vision set forth by the Brown Ranch Community Development Plan (The Plan). Brown Ranch is a 534-acre undeveloped property located in Routt County, Colorado, immediately adjacent to the city limits of Steamboat Springs and within its identified urban growth area. The property is owned exclusively by Yampa Valley Housing Authority. The vision for development of the site has been shaped by feedback from extensive community engagement, health equity considerations, and general sustainability and resilience principles. At full buildout, Brown Ranch will comprise a series of vibrant neighborhoods including approximately 2,264 affordable and attainable housing units, as well as commercial, civic, and community spaces that are connected by a robust trails and open space network.

YVHA is seeking a development partner to lead the design and construction of necessary on-site infrastructure improvements and to coordinate, and potentially participate in, the vertical development strategy for the site. Through this RFQ process, YVHA seeks to alert experienced developers to the opportunity; assess developer alignment with the vision and values of Yampa Valley Housing Authority; evaluate developer qualifications, capacity and interest in working with YVHA; and receive feedback on the scope of work, partnership roles, and potential financial arrangements that will be solicited in a subsequent Request for Proposals (RFP). Final responses to the RFQ are due at 5pm MST on March 31, 2023.

Read the Brown Ranch Community Development Plan, Health Equity Action Plan, and other relevant documents here:

Read the full Request for Qualifications below:

Brown Ranch Community Development Partner