With approximately 10 months of construction remaining, the new parking structure currently doesn’t look like much. The final plan features include heated sidewalks, a plaza with restrooms, elevators, availability signate, electric car charging stations, and pedestrian improvements along the eastern side bordering the Blue River. The architectural design is influenced by Breckenridge’s mining history and will include wood siding, stone accents and native landscaping. The idea of drawing visitors toward Main Street restaurants and shops after a day on the mountain also played a big role in the functional design aspects.
Artist renderings of site plans and construction timeline can be seen on the Town of Breckenridge website.
Since groundbreaking in May of 2020, the construction site has been rapidly progressing and is scheduled for completion in November later this year, just in time for the 2021-2022 ski season. The structure itself will have 708 parking spaces with another 255 surface spaces on the surrounding property (a gain of 413 spaces from the former South Gondola lot). A temporary parking lot has been established on the vacant property adjacent to City Market, just across the street from the North Gondola parking lot. As in the past, visitors are encouraged to park and shuttle to/from Airport Road parking.
We are grateful to live in a community where growth goes hand in hand with maintaining the character and integrity of our small town. If you have goals or dreams to own a home or property in Breckenridge or another Summit County community, the best place to start is with a call to one of our local experts at Breckenridge Associates.