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.
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.
Recently, Town Council has been working with Winter Park Partners, LLC to develop the Fireside Creek complex 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, 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).
Construction began in late 2021, with an expected completion date of early 2023. This project is located at 460 Kings Crossing, Winter Park.
Hideaway Junction – Phase II
The Town is making progress with Phase II of the Hideaway Junction project. Details on this development are still in progress, but Council recently approved a grant application through the Department of Local Affairs that would help fund the utility infrastructure for the next phase of units. After those utilities are in place, the Town would look for a development partner to do the full build-out.
While these large projects are in the works, Council is simultaneously laying the foundation for other ways to support housing such as:
- Re-evaluating development agreements that have been in place for many years with a particular interest in the affordable housing fees.
- Investigating more opportunities to deed restrict properties, like through accessory dwelling units.
- Budgeting for a housing assessment and housing fees study in 2021.
- Continuing to work with partners on other options for affordable housing enhancement.
More steps and actions 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.
Winter Park Housing Authority
50 Vasquez Road
Winter Park, CO 80482
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8 a.m - 5 p.m.