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Name Breckenridge’s newest community

Currently dubbed "Block 11," the latest workforce-housing project in Breckenridge is in need of a name, and town officials are inviting the public to suggest ideas.

Breckenridge and Coldwell Banker Mountain Properties announced the listing of a new neighborhood in Breckenridge, just south of Colorado Mountain College on Airport Road, in a Monday news release.

The new neighborhood will consist of 52 townhomes, all for sale and available exclusively to the local Breckenridge workforce.

Situated next to the Blue River and the soon-to-be-developed Oxbow Park, the development comes in response to a needs assessment highlighting a shortage of housing for the local workforce, according to the town.

"The goal is to ensure that our local workforce can live in the town where they work," said Laurie Best, the town's housing manager. "These neighborhoods not only support our local economy by providing steady and reliable employees to our local businesses, but they also help us retain our sense of community. Breckenridge is a town of visitors and locals alike, and that is what makes us a real town."

The deadline to submit names for the new development is 5 p.m. May 23. People may send their ideas, along with a name, email address and phone number to SalesTeam@DenisonPlacer.com.

The winner will be announced at a new neighborhood launch party June 17 at Breckenridge Distillery.

For more, go to DenisonPlacer.com or TownOfBreckenridge.com.

"We thought who is better to name this local neighborhood than locals?" asked Sinjin McNicholl of Coldwell Banker. "So we are reaching out to the community for name ideas. Plus, we are giving away a brand-new pair of RMU skis to the person who submits the winning name."