Bill's Ranch / Nellie's Neighborhood

The County is developing 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 Zoning will 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 between 80% - 105% AMI. The comprehensive list for 2023 Area Median Income for Summit County can be found here.

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 2023 Summit County Housing Needs Assessment identified a need for up to 1,865 affordable workforce housing for sale units Countywide by 2028. 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.

Illustrative Site Plan

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Schedule: The rezoning application was submitted on July 21, 2023 and then reviewed by County Departments and external referral agencies. The application was heard by the Ten Mile Planning Commission on September 14, 2023. At the Ten Mile Planning Commission the Planning Commissioners voted 6-1 to recommend approval of the rezoning to the Board of County Commissioners. The Board of County Commissioners heard the rezoning application at a Board of County Commissioners Public Hearing during their regular meeting on October 24, 2023 and approved it on a vote of 3-0. A Site Plan application was submitted on December 4, 2023 which has been reviewed by County Departments and external referral agencies. Comments have been submitted back to the applicant and the applicant is currently working on resubmittal. The Site Plan application (under Planning Case PLN23-092) will be heard at the Ten Mile Planning Commission meeting scheduled for March 14, 2024 at 5:30pm in the Mount Royal Room at County Commons, located at 37 Peak One Drive in Frisco, CO.



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