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Letter to the Editor: Breckenridge Town Council messed up the zones according to land use district guidelines

Michael Yearout
Breckenridge

To Breckenridge’s mayor, town council, planning commission and overlay committee:

I own a condo at Mill Run, which is in Land Use District 30.2. It abuts Land Use District 24 and Land Use District 30. Let’s review the guidelines for these land use districts.

District 24 is in Zone 1 of the short term rental overlay map. District 30.2 abuts District 24 and is adjacent to District 30. What are the guidelines for the districts?



District 24 guidelines: District 24 is a forested area close to the base of Peak 9. The existing high-density residential uses have been concentrated in this area, which is within walking distance of the ski lifts and town core. Acceptable land uses: residential, multifamily.

District 30.2 guidelines: District 30.2 is located south of downtown within Warriors Mark. The district includes high-density townhome and condominium developments. Acceptable land uses: residential.



Districts 30 and 30.4 also abut District 24 and essentially have the same guidelines. In District 30, which is further away from the ski area than District 30.2, it also states “District 30 is very compatible with districts 24 and 29 in both land use types and intensities.”

Do you see the similarities here? They all are labeled “residential,” yet some are excluded from Zone 1 arbitrarily. It makes no sense, whatsoever,

Using the rational the overlay committee seems to have used, I do not understand how they could exclude District 30.2 from Zone 1 and move it all the way down to Zone 3. District 30.2 abuts District 24 and was essentially built as short term rental housing for skiers (as it is so close to the base of Peak 9 and to Main Street and downtown).


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