Having quality and affordable housing options is a priority for the Town of Winter Park. Check back here for progress updates on our attainable housing projects and developments.
Current Units Available: 0
The Hideaway Junction Project (located at the corner of Lion's Gate Drive and King's Crossing) currently comprises ten two- and three-bedroom single-family residences that are deed-restricted in order to maintain affordability and availability for the Winter Park workforce. These units are privately owned and are all currently occupied. Occasionally, one or more of these units may come back on the market. Owners are required to make the home their permanent residence and work a minimum of 32 hours a week in Grand County. Those interested in purchasing future homes available in Hideaway Junction or subsequent phases should sign up through our interest form to be contacted when applications are made available.
Hideaway Place Apartments
Current Units Available: 0
The Town owns the Hideaway Place Apartments (located at 200 Baker Drive behind the Fireside Market & Eatery) in order to provide quality workforce housing. The 38 one and two-bedroom units are currently fully rented.
Openings are rare in the apartments, and due to strong ongoing interest, an annual lottery process is used for openings made available to members of the local workforce. To qualify to participate in the annual lottery, applicants must currently reside in Grand County and work a minimum of 32 hours per week in Grand County. The annual lottery process is used to set a priority list for vacancies throughout the coming year. The 2023 lottery took place in July; the next one will take place in 2024. Those interested in participating in the next annual lottery should sign-up through our interest form to be contacted when applications are released.
Fireside Creek Apartments
Units are currently available
Town Council has been working with Winter Park Partners, LLC to develop the Fireside Creek Apartments that would bring 50 new workforce apartment units (10 two-bedroom units and 40 one-bedroom units). Winter Park Partners was chosen to manage the complex and construction through a proposal process in 2019 and entered into a development agreement establishing a public-private partnership for the project. Winter Park Partners will handle property management duties such as applications and rent. The units will be deed-restricted so that only people who work in the area will be eligible to rent in the new complex, with rent prices determined by 80-120% of the average median income (AMI) in Winter Park.
The Town's total contribution to the project is valued at $2.2 million (includes land, fee waivers, and rent buy-down).
The project is located at 460 Kings Crossing Road in Winter Park. The Town is not managing the selection or leasing units at Fireside Creek, and those interested in an apartment can view our Fireside Creek FAQs or contact the property management company, Valhalla Management, directly.
Hideaway Junction – Phase II
The Town is working towards adding the next twenty homes for home ownership in Hideaway Junction Phase II.
In 2021, the Town installed the roads, sidewalks, and utilities with grant assistance from the Department of Local Affairs. The Town issued a design-build request for proposals in January 2022 and, in July 2023, began vertical construction on two of the homes. These homes will be constructed, two at a time, and we anticipate their completion in the late spring of 2024.
The application process for the sale of the homes will involve being prequalified for a home loan for the anticipated sales price. The twenty homes are anticipated to have a mix of two- and three-bedroom homes. Those interested in purchasing future homes available in Hideaway Junction Phase II should sign up through our interest form to be contacted when applications are made available. Even though construction has begun, those interested in purchasing a home DO NOT need to take action. The Town will notify residents via email and social media when it is time to apply.
While these large projects are in the works, Council is simultaneously laying the foundation for other ways to support housing, such as:
- Investigating more opportunities to deed restrict properties, like through accessory dwelling units.
- Continuing to work with partners on other options for affordable housing enhancement.
- Continuing to work with the Fraser River Valley Housing Partnership to develop regional solutions.
More steps and actions are on the horizon; we’ll keep you informed as they progress. In the meantime, reach out to Assistant Town Manager Alisha Janes with Housing if you have questions about housing initiatives, and sign up for the Home Scoop to be notified by email with significant updates or available units.
Winter Park Housing Authority
50 Vasquez Road
Winter Park, CO 80482
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8 a.m - 5 p.m.