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Posted on: January 10, 2024

Summit County and Town of Breckenridge Announce Lottery for New Workforce Housing

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The Larkspur, located on Airport Road in Breckenridge, will provide 52 units of workforce housing

The following is a joint press release with the Town of Breckenridge.

SUMMIT COUNTY – Officials from both Summit County Government and the Town of Breckenridge announced the upcoming lottery for 52 new, for-rent apartments in Breckenridge. The Larkspur, workforce housing jointly developed by the Town and County, is one of the first modular multi-family buildings in the county. It’s expected to be ready for occupancy in April.

“This lottery brings us one step closer to more housing for our local workforce,” said Summit County Commissioner Tamara Pogue. “Working with our partners at the Town of Breckenridge to develop a modular apartment building fast-tracked the housing we desperately need,” she continued.

The Larkspur is an all-electric development that received a $500,000 grant for solar from Colorado’s Energy & Mineral Impact Assistance Program and a $2,000,000 grant from the State Affordable Housing Strategies Incentive Grant (IHOI) for the modular technology. The innovative building technique of assembling units in a factory by specialized experts – including drywall and all fixtures – can reduce costs and the construction timeline.

“We were excited to have the opportunity to work with Fading West Development out of Buena Vista, Colorado to incorporate the pioneering modular technology that can provide quality construction while minimizing on-site disruption and construction waste,” said Town of Breckenridge Mayor Pro Tem Kelly Owens. 

Lottery enrollment will open on January 19th and applications for the lottery will be accepted through February 2nd. Following the lottery enrollment period, tickets will be assigned to applicants on February 9th. Summit County and the Town of Breckenridge are scheduled to conduct the lottery drawing event on February 20th. The project management team is planning for tenants to be able to move in beginning on April 1st, as the construction schedule allows. 

Summit County and the Town of Breckenridge worked with local non-profit organizations to ensure the lottery and application process are accessible to all members of the community – including all documents available in English and Spanish. 

Apartments at The Larkspur are limited to applicants who work at least 30 hours per week for an employer in Summit County. Prospective applicants can learn more about the project, the lottery process, and prepare for enrollment by visiting townofbreckhousing.com/justice-center.

Contacts: 

Brooke Attebery, Town of Breckenridge Communications and Marketing Coordinator 

Sarah Wilkinson, Summit County Interim Public Information Officer 

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