Hickory Ridge is a 41 unit project built on a 1:1 slope in the foothills of the Pagosa Springs Mountains. The foundations of the buildings were benched and blasted into the hillside with unpredictable soil and environmental conditions. Pagosa Springs’s real estate values skyrocketed through the early 2000′s making it impossible to for local people to afford homes in the area. This housing is only the second affordable project in the area, providing much needed assistance to the local workers and residents.
“This team of individuals performed remarkably well considering the difficult site challenges of building the project on an extreme slope, a great distance from their home offices and winter conditions at the onset of the job. They began construction of this project in late fall, aware of Colorado’s winter conditions only weeks ahead and pushed through a snow-filled season successfully drying-in all five buildings in three months.” –Doug Walton, SunAmerica Affordable Housing Partners
Florida Street and Eighth Street , Pagosa Springs, CO
Opportunity Builders (Client)
Bob Davidson Architects
Wood Frame / Poured-in-Place Walls