Lake Hill Neighborhood Master Plan

Summit County is developing a master plan for a future local workforce housing neighborhood on the 44.8-acre Lake Hill property, located along Dillon Dam Road adjacent to the Town of Frisco.

The County is working with the Town of Frisco, Summit Combined Housing Authority and other public and private partners to plan for and ultimately build a high-quality workforce housing neighborhood on the site.

Project Status Update

We are now in the Final Master Plan Phase (Task 3, see timeline below), and the County is currently finalizing master plan documents based on extensive community input received during the past year. 

A presentation given to the Frisco Town Council and the Board of County Commissioners on March 28, 2017, can be viewed below, showing drafts of the final master plan documents, including the draft neighborhood concept plan, housing program, phasing options and design guidelines.

Lake Hill Neighborhood Master Plan Update Presentation – March 28, 2017 (pdf)

Master Plan Objectives

The Lake Hill Neighborhood Master Plan will consider the full range of housing needs identified in the 2013 Summit County Workforce Housing Needs Assessment, and will be developed to:
  • Include a mix of housing styles and types, with both rental and ownership opportunities 
  • Provide housing choices affordable to a variety of income levels to encourage a healthy, diverse community 
  • Be well-connected to the community and integrated with nearby neighborhoods 
  • Employ principles of sustainable neighborhood design and "design with nature" strategies to create a context-appropriate, waterside mountain-town neighborhood, which respects and fits into the surrounding natural environment 
  • Provide for open space, neighborhood parks and access to recreation and trails 
  • Establish a transit-oriented, bicycle and pedestrian-friendly, high-quality neighborhood where people want to live 
  • Provide a phasing, financing and implementation plan for construction and property development.

Conceptual Master Planning Documents

During Task 2 (Conceptual Master Plan Phase, see timeline below), Summit County and the consultant design team drafted some potential layout options for developing the Lake Hill property. The options both include a diverse mix of housing types, including apartments, townhomes and single-family homes. The following working drafts were developed based upon stakeholder and community input. 

Design Team

Summit County selected Corum Real Estate Group Inc. to lead a multi-disciplined consultant team to help develop the master plan for the Lake Hill neighborhood. The team includes Gorman & Company Inc., Norris Design, Shopworks Architecture, Studio PBA and Tetra Tech.

Lake Hill Vicinity Map

Illustration of the greater Frisco area. The Lake Hill parcel is between Dillon Dam Road and I-70, a
Download a copy of the Lake Hill vicinity map (jpg).

Project Timeline 

The Lake Hill Neighborhood Master Plan will be developed over a six-month time frame, with many opportunities for stakeholder and public input to help shape the neighborhood. The planning process kicked off on March 1, 2016, and will extend through September 2016. At this time, we anticipate that construction on the site will take place in phases, beginning in spring/summer 2017, based on the phasing and financing recommendations in the master plan. 

Task 1: Project Initiation, Site Inventory, Analysis and Programming: March–April, 2016 

  • Site analysis, baseline information gathering and initial stakeholder and public outreach to gather ideas and input. 
  • Community outreach and stakeholder dialogue, including: 
    •   Stakeholder and community focus group meetings 
    •   Community open house – April 21, 2016, Summit County Community & Senior Center, Frisco.

Task 2: Conceptual Master Plan: April–July 2016 

  • Develop and present conceptual design options (site layout, housing types, etc.) 
  • Community outreach and stakeholder dialogue, including: 
    • Working design charrette – May 2016 
    • Community open house – June 29, Summit county Community & Senior Center, Frisco.
    • Field trips: July 14, 2016, Members of the public may visit the site and learn how the conceptual site-plan options would be situated on the property.

Task 3: Final Master Plan: July 2016 – Spring 2017

  • Final master plan incorporating public and stakeholder input 
    • Community outreach and stakeholder dialog, including: 
    • Community Open House – 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016, Summit County Community & Senior Center, 0083 Nancy's Pl., Frisco.

Future Work

  • Entitlements - Rezoning and subdividing the property as necessary, based on guidance in master plan 
  • Potential construction of site infrastructure, based on guidance in master plan 
  • Entitlements and site planning for first phase of housing construction
  • Phase 1 construction of housing units.

Contact Information

If you have questions or comments, or would like to be added to the interested parties list, please contact Summit County planners Kate Berg (970-668-4204) or Don Reimer (970-668-4207).
Photo of the Lake Hill parcel, from I-70. The land slopes downward toward Dillon Reservoir.