the mtn hive
The mtn hive will enable quality mountain living by introducing turnkey coliving units focused on providing Eagle County’s workforce with an affordable and forward-thinking housing option.
Proposed in Edwards, the mtn hive takes the widely accepted and international concept of coliving and applies it to the unique needs of Eagle County’s mountain resort residents. The project provides fully furnished units with ample access to shared amenities and common spaces such as: a fitness center with classes, bike and ski storage with tuning spaces, curated lounges, a mini-market, shared gourmet kitchens, a laundromat, and coworking nooks. The mtn hive will offer a community-oriented space to meet and interact with others who share a passion for the mountain lifestyle.
aerial site view
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The mtn hive is located on Tract T, in Edwards, Colorado. Our team spent countless hours on several iterations of site layouts for this project. After considering neighbors and the public’s comments, traffic implications, site layout, and building and land use codes, the mtn hive sits into the sloping hillside, nestled between Edwards Corner and Edwards Commercial Park.
- 4.24 acre Tract T is located in Edwards’ commercial core
- Building footprint occupies only 16% of the site
- Building located on North half of the property, closer to Edwards Core to reduce impacts to existing residential properties
- Structure position and orientation designed to minimize visual impacts
- Several new and enhanced pedestrian and vehicular paths to provide community connectivity
- Road and access improvements through a new roundabout
- Located on major public transit routes
- Robust landscape plan including native vegetation and an aspen glade
- Shared parking with Edwards Corner
(First photo aerial view with pin drop on site, second photo is site outline in Edwards Commercial Core, rendered site plan on google earth view)
The mtn hive building (though it really looks more like four buildings) was designed to not only follow the contours of the hillside but fit in with Edwards’ eclectic architecture, giving it a sense of place. Connected to the commercial core, local residents will be able to enjoy numerous indoor and outdoor amenities, as well as all that Edwards has to offer.
- 188 micro-units to three-bedroom units
- 10% of units Rent Restricted at 100% AMI
- 60% of units Resident Occupied Deed Restricted
- Four stories with one underground level of parking
- Enjoyable front plaza open to the public
- Rooftop bar, private balconies, and communal terraces
- Rear ground level terrace and resident community gardens
(First photo aerial rendering, second photo from Trinity Church behind building, third photo from Edwards main roundabout where building is mostly obscured)
the common amenities
How we use space is incredibly important. So important that the project leader went and lived in numerous coliving facilities around the globe in an effort to bring residents a highly functional and enjoyable use of space unlike anything in Eagle County.
- Designed with locals in mind
- Shared gourmet kitchens, lounges, and onsite laundry
- Fitness center, rec room, theatre, and more!
- Regularly programmed events
- Event space and resident bar
- Dedicated bike and ski tuning and storage
- Additional personal storage and gear sharing program
- Mini market and vending onsite
the micro unit
Two years of research went into designing the ideal mtn hive unit layouts. With all of our research and planning, rest assured that units have everything you need and nothing that you don’t.
- Fully furnished
- Murphy bed that turns into a table or couch to maximize space
- Private bathrooms
- Maximized cubic feet of storage with shelving and built-ins
- All utilities, Wifi, & cable included
- Smart home technology
- Convertible furniture
- Room for your yoga mat
- Master and individual leases available
- Two and three bedrooms also available
(Photos are renderings of mtn hive units. First photo Murphy Bed folded up into couch, second photo Murphy Bed is down)