By Brooke Geery
A $700,000 check was presentedto the Town of Killington by Killington Resort in partnership with Great Gulf at the community update Oct. 19.
KILLINGTON—Killington Resort in partnership with Great Gulf announced it will donate a total of $700,000 to the town of Killington, presenting a ceremonial check at the community update Oct. 19.
The money is allocated to fund 70 acres of land in Killington on which to develop workforce housing, part of the area’s ongoing Killington Forward initiative. Killington Resort is committed to supporting the community through Play Forever, an initiative which aims to strengthen the place where we live with donations such as this one.
The 70-acre plot is located off Nanak Way in Killington and will be serviced by the new municipal water system being installed over the next several years. The land is mapped for a total of 250-300 housing units, with six to eight multifamily apartment buildings and 16-20 duplex or single-family homes with ample green space.
“We are excited to offer this funding to the town of Killington in support of future workforce housing in the area,” stated Killington President and General Manager Mike Solimano, in a news release Oct. 27. “We all know the area is in need of this type of development, which will provide housing for the workers who support the whole community and will be integral to the success of the new ski village by Great Gulf.”
“We understand the importance of this endeavor and are committed to ensuring that the dedicated team of people, who will make the experience at the future mountain village remarkable, have affordable and secure housing options,” said Michael Sneyd, president of the resort residential division of Great Gulf.
“Not only will affordable housing boost our economy by increasing discretionary spending throughout Rutland County, but more importantly, it will allow people who work in Killington to live and raise their families in this amazing place we get to call home,” said Killington Town Manager Michael Ramsey. “The implementation of affordable/workforce housing in our community wouldn’t be a reality without the support from partners like Great Gulf and Killington Resort, and we are thrilled to see through hard work and partnerships that the Killington Forward Initiative is continuing to transform from a vision to a reality.”