Frisco holds off on Dam land |

Frisco holds off on Dam land

FRISCO – Frisco won’t build attainable housing on the Dillon Dam Road – at least not any time in the near future.

This summer, town staff began working with Western Land Company to obtain a preliminary appraisal on approximately 45 acres of Forest Service land on the Dam Road, just east of the Lake Forest Condominiums property, between Interstate 70 and the Dillon Dam Road. If the land appraisal was within the town’s price range, town officials said, they might request a land trade with the Forest Service.

But those plans are now on hold, said Frisco Assistant Town Manager Theresa Casey.

“We already own two pieces of land that were purchased for the purpose of attainable housing, and we feel like we should pursue those before we pursue housing on land that we don’t own,” she said.

The town currently owns 0.8 acres at 7 Belford Place, across from the Frisco Elementary School, and another approximately 12 acres, just west of Mountainside Condominiums.

Town officials had hoped

to begin construction on the attainable housing project across from the elementary school this year, but the

project was mired in con-

tract negotiations.

Earlier this month, Frisco Town Manager Alan Briley recommended the council reject the town’s original request for proposal (RFP) – the root of the contact negotiation problems – and restart the process by sending out a new RFP. Council members agreed with his recommendation Tuesday.

The town plans to send out the rewritten RFP in December, Briley said.

“Unfortunately, that means … we’re probably not going to break ground this summer (2003).” he said.

Lu Snyder can be reached at (970) 668-3998, ext. 203, or

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