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The Town of Breckenridge and Summit County are accepting lottery entries for rental units in the community’s newest workforce housing development
Contacts:Laurie Best, Senior Planner, Town of Breckenridge970-547-3112, firstname.lastname@example.orgNicole Bleriot, Summit County Housing Director970-668-4231, Nicole.Bleriot@summitcountyco.gov
SUMMIT COUNTY – The Town of Breckenridge and Summit County have opened the pre-lottery application process for Huron Landing, a 26-unit workforce housing rental development on County Road 450. The application deadline is May 14; the new apartments will be available for lease beginning in July.
“One of the things we know from our recent workforce housing needs analysis is that there is a tremendous demand for rental units,” County Commissioner Dan Gibbs said. “So we’re really excited to be able bring the Huron Landing project online for this segment of the workforce.”
The development includes 15 two-bedroom–one-bathroom units and 11 two-bedroom–two-bathroom units. The site is conveniently located close to downtown Breckenridge, with easy access to public transit, trails, the Breckenridge Recreation Center and the Summit County Recpath System.
Apartments are pet friendly and smoke free, and each comes with one parking space. A limited number of additional parking spaces will be available for a monthly fee of $40. Each apartment includes a full-size washer and dryer and an exterior storage locker.
Rental rates at Huron Landing are $1,550 per month for the one-bathroom units and $1,700 for the two-bathroom units. These rates are set to be affordable to workers earning 66-95% of area median income (AMI) and 82-102% of AMI, respectively, depending on the number of persons per household. Each apartment has a minimum occupancy of two tenants and a maximum occupancy of four tenants. The maximum total gross income for each apartment’s tenants is $105,440 for two people, $118,560 for three people and $131,680 for four people. Utilities are included in the rental rates.
“In the Town of Breckenridge, we’re committed to housing opportunities for a variety of income levels that make up our local workforce,” Breckenridge Mayor Eric Mamula said. “We’re happy to collaborate with the County to provide affordable rentals that complement other projects that include for-sale and lower-income, smaller rental units.”
Lotteries for the units will take place the week of May 22. The first lottery, for 11 units, is available to income-eligible applicants who work at least 30 hours per week in the Upper Blue River Basin, stretching from Farmer’s Korner to Hoosier Pass, among other eligibility criteria. The second lottery, also for 11 units, is available to eligible applicants who work anywhere in Summit County. The remaining four units are reserved for employees of the Town of Breckenridge and Summit County government.
Applicants selected through the lottery process will be required to complete a full rental application, credit check and criminal background check. Successful applicants will be required to sign a lease with a start date between July 15 and Aug. 15. For detailed information on the lottery process, eligibility requirements, the application process and leases, visit the Huron Landing website at www.HuronLanding.com.
Huron Landing is a 50-50 partnership between the Town of Breckenridge and Summit County. Each organization contributed funding, staff time and in-kind resources to the project. Summit County has owned the 1.7-acre property on CR 450 since the 1960s and has used it as a Road & Bridge shop, ambulance substation, evidence storage for the Sheriff’s Office and a community drop-off center for recycling. The community identified it as a potential workforce housing site during the 2010 update of the Upper Blue Master Plan.
Since that time, Summit County has co-located its Upper Blue Road & Bridge operations with those of the Town of Breckenridge on Airport Road and moved some of its ambulance operations to Red, White and Blue Fire District facilities. The Breckenridge Recycling Drop-Off Center moved to its current location on Coyne Valley Road in January 2016.
The Town and County selected GE Johnson as the general contractor for the project. The design team included local firms Matthew Stais Architects, Norris Design and Civil Insight, which provided architecture, landscape design and engineering services. Corum Real Estate Group will provide day-to-day property management services at Huron Landing.
“We’re so grateful to the Town of Breckenridge for partnering with us on this fabulous project,” Commissioner Gibbs said. “These kinds of collaborations are absolutely essential to making meaningful progress on the workforce housing challenges our community is facing.”