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 2022 lottery took place in June; the next one will take place in 2023. Those interested in participating in the next annual lottery should sign-up through our interest form to be contacted when applications are released.
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, 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).
Construction began in late 2021, with an expected completion date of early 2023. This project is located at 460 Kings Crossing, Winter Park. While the Town of Winter Park will not manage the selection or leasing of units at Fireside Creek, we will share information as it becomes available with our mailing list. Sign up here.
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 is currently working with a development partner to advance vertical construction of homes for the 2023 construction season. 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.
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.
There are 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 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
Monday - Friday
8 a.m - 5 p.m.