This Colorado mountain town is producing the future of workforce housing – The Denver Post

The Eagle County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday visited the factory building some of the new homes in the valley.

The commissioners and several people from the county’s housing department traveled to Buena Vista to tour the home of the Fading West factory. It’s where Habitat for Humanity Vail Valley, Eagle County School District, the town of Eagle and Eagle County are sourcing 16 duplex units for the Third Street project, which breaks ground next week.

Eagle County has also placed a deposit with Fading West for 20 apartment units to be sited in Edwards near Colorado Mountain College.

On the drive to Buena Vista, Commissioner Matt Scherr noted that Fading West is the closest home manufacturer to Eagle County. Choosing factory-built homes is simply more efficient, Scherr said.

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