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Summit County eyes Upper Blue housing sites

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Summit County, CO Colorado

Another round of affordable-housing discussions is set for today, as the county commissioners will hear a report on potential sites in the Upper Blue.

The presentation is part of an ongoing effort by the county to identify chunks of land that could be suitable for housing developments.

The information can be used by basin planning commissions to update individual master plans. Down the road, individual basin planning commissions may use the information to rezone some parcels.

The long-range goal is to partner with towns and developers to spur the construction of homes priced for local workers.

In the Upper Blue, the planning department looked at areas like Farmer’s Korner, the Tiger Run RV park, the Claimjumper parcel, the 7-11 commercial area and the junction of Airport Road and Barton Road.

In previous discussions, the commissioners urged planners to cast a wide net and include as many potential sites as possible for consideration. The list of parcels is subject to more discussion and review by basin planning commissions.

The Upper Blue planning commission will meet Feb. 26 to discuss the issue.

“We’re shooting for adoption,” said John Roberts, the county’s long-range planning manager. “We’re still on course from the last meeting.”

Roberts said the focus of the effort is to update basin master plans to better address affordable housing.

This week’s county commissioner work session is set for 10 a.m. at the County Courthouse in Breckenridge. For more information, go to:

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