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Salida, Colorado: National Leader in the Development of Tiny Homes

Allowing the development of a planned community of 200 rental units, ranging from 200 to 800 square feet, will earn a position among the nation's most progressive land use policies.
November 30, 2016, 8am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Salida, Colorado, a 2.5-square-mile town in central Colorado, approved a "massive" tiny home development earlier this month, reports Adam Ruggiero.

The River View at Cleora, as the project is called, has been approved for 200 permanent-foundation homes, ranging from 200 to 800 square feet, according to Ruggiero.

According to a separate article by Jason Blevins, The River View at Cleora will be "the nation’s largest tiny-home community and a showcase for a potential solution to Colorado’s housing crisis."

Developer Sprout Tiny Homes owns the property. Also included in the approved plans are "a community center with a catering kitchen, fitness center, community garden, storage units, 5 acres of parks and trails," according to Blevins. "Rents will run $750 to $1,400, which includes all utilities. About a third of the units will be available as short-term rentals, alleviating the pressure in Salida, where a little more than 100 homes are available for vacation rental."

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Published on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 in The Denver Post
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