Bill's Ranch

The County’s current proposal is to develop the property with a total of 15 detached single family dwelling units, using the accessory dwelling unit (ADU) stock plan designs, prepared by Design Path Studios. The ADU stock plan concepts are a mix of approximately 500 sq. ft. one-bedroom and 1,000 sq. ft. two-bedroom homes.  These units are proposed to be “For Sale” units that will provide smaller, more affordable homeownership opportunities for the local workforce, with building character and scale that blends into the surrounding neighborhood and serves as “proof of concept” for property owners throughout Summit County who are potentially interested in using ADU stock plans to build an ADU on their property.  The PUD Designation is proposed to establish a residential community that blends into the surrounding Bill’s Ranch and Town of Frisco neighborhoods and consists entirely of Affordable Workforce Housing units.  The County is currently proposing to price the units at and average of 100% AMI or less.

Bills Ranch and Affordable Workforce Housing Needs

Development of affordable workforce housing has been identified as one of the County’s greatest needs, and the Bill’s Ranch property is a key opportunity to address this challenge. The 2020 Summit County Workforce Housing Needs Assessment identified a need for up to 1,035 affordable workforce housing units under 120% AMI in the Tenmile Basin by 2023, including approximately 846 affordable rentals (81%) and 190 affordable ownership units (18%). In Summit County overall a need for up to 3,066 affordable workforce housing units under 120% AMI were identified to be needed by 2023. The study shows that the greatest unmet housing needs in the Tenmile Basin are affordable rental housing and lower-priced, entry-level owner-occupied housing. The Bills Ranch property cannot solve all of the identified housing needs, but the County’s goal is to maximize the number of homes on the property while creating a livable neighborhood that is compatible with its surroundings.

Trails and Fence Plan

Illustrative Site Plan


Rezoning Application Materials


Schedule: Currently the rezoning application submitted on July 21, 2023 is being reviewed by County Departments and external referral agencies.  All comments are due back by August 16, 2023.  The applicant will then make all required revisions and resubmit the application.  The application will then tentatively be heard by the Ten Mile Planning Commission on September 14, 2023.  If the application is not ready to be heard on September 14, 2023 the application will be continued until the October 12th Ten Mile Planning Commission.  Once the Ten Mile Planning Commissioner hears the Planning Case the Planning Commissioners will make a recommendation to the Board of County Commissioners on the Application.  The Board of County Commissioners will then hear the application at a future Board of County Commissioners Regular Meeting.

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