Community News & Happenings in Breckenridge, CO | Breckenridge Associates Real Estate

The latest community news and local happenings for Breckenridge and Summit County.

Exploring the Future of Dillon, Colorado: A Waterfront Transformation

Dillon Waterfront Development Plan in Summit County

On February 21st, the Town of Dillon’s Planning and Zoning Commission voted 3-2 in favor of moving forward on the Dillon waterfront redevelopment plan, spearheaded by local developer Jake Porritt. The project promises to breathe new life into the town’s waterfront area on Dillon Reservoir.  At the heart of the redevelopment plan is the creation of a vibrant waterfront district by transforming the 161,200 square foot site currently occupied by the Best Western and now closed Arapahoe Café into a 5 story, 485,000 square foot development featuring a mix of residential, commercial, and recreational spaces.

The Planned Construction

The proposed 626 Lake Dillon Drive Branded…

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CDOT Announces I-70 Improvement Project

In June, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) announced the commencement of a major infrastructure project aimed at relieving congestion and improving traveler safety along the Floyd Hill section of I-70. Commonly named the “Floyd Hill Project”, the improvements will overhaul the 8-mile stretch between Evergreen and Idaho Springs.

The Floyd Hill Project will be completed in 3 phases. Once complete, it should help reduce the number of slow-downs and accidents that lead to closures, ultimately making travel to Summit County and our world-renowned ski resorts easier for travelers coming from the greater Denver area.

We’ve outlined the scope of the Floyd Hill Project to help you understand its…

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2023/2024 Property Valuations

2023 is a reappraisal year. Assessors statewide are required by law to revalue all real estate in their respective counties as of a specific appraisal date.

Your Right to Appeal

If you disagree with the value that your property was assessed at, you may appeal your property's valuation to the Assessor starting May 1st to June 8th. Your appeal must be postmarked, emailed, faxed, online filed, or delivered in person on or before June 8, 2023.

How to Appeal Your New Assessed Property Tax Value

You can go to https://summitcountyco.gov/118/Real-Property-Valuation where you can look at the characteristics under the Notices of Valuation link and Parcel Query link and also the comps they used to determine the current…

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Get to Know SustainableBreck

In 2008, the Town of Breckenridge committed to finding a course of action that would protect our incredible natural resources and ensure their longevity for future generations. The SustainableBreck Plan was created to outline the town’s climate action plan for implementing zero waste, clean energy, water efficiency, and destination management initiatives.

Trash Less, Recycle More with Pay as You Throw

Pay As You Throw – In an effort to increase recycling and decrease the amount of waste in our landfills, Summit County is introducing the Pay As You Throw (PAYT) program. Pay As You Throw programs have successfully helped other communities decrease the amount of waste going to landfills. Pay As You Throw will offer…

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Affordable Housing for Our Workforce

A shortage of affordable housing is an issue throughout all of Colorado, especially in resort communities where local employees are critical for tourism and quality of life for residents, second homeowners and visitors. As a world class resort, the Town of Breckenridge remains dedicated to protecting the vitality of our community. Earlier this year, Breckenridge Town Council approved a Five-Year Housing Blueprint to invest $50 million over the next five years to continue to build additional affordable housing and fund several new programs that will preserve locals housing and ensure the town’s businesses are fully staffed year round.

Deed restricted inventory in Summit County dates back to the 1970s. A property…

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Your Guide to Visiting Breckenridge with Your Furry Friend

Living the outdoor lifestyle goes hand in hand with owning a dog. Dogs are the perfect outdoor companions, always ready to go without getting dressed or primped and eager for any adventure you choose regardless of the weather. If you live here, odds are high that you’ve got at least one four-legged friend you share your home with. Likewise, many second homeowners and visitors own pets and like to bring their pets along to enjoy the Breckenridge high country. Our dogs of Breckenridge guide will help you and your dog have his best day while in town.

Dog Activities 

  1.     Dog Park: Let the dogs run wild and leash free in the dog park section of Carter Park. To prevent park closures, always…

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What a year 2021 has been for real estate! We broke records beyond imagination and worked hard to keep our clients and readers up to date amidst the swiftly-changing currents in Summit County. While we pride ourselves on being your "hometown team", relatable to our clients with time-honored values and traditions, we strive to be ahead of the game when it comes to market trends and technology. Our breckenridgeassociates.com website is the top-ranking Breckenridge real estate source on all major search engines with a million views per year and over 100,000 regular visitors. Our locally-owned site receives more hits than the national chains with offices in Breckenridge. We are committed to delivering the information our clients and readers are most…

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Opening Dates for the 2022-23 Season in Summit County

Summit County’s mountain terrain speaks directly to the heart of every adventure seeker who sets their eyes on the towering peaks of Ten Mile Range. It’s no surprise that skiers and snowboarders flock to Breckenridge and the surrounding areas from all over the world to ski and ride our impressive, powdered slopes. From self-proclaimed ski bums to newbies strapping in for the very first time, Summit’s 6 World Renowned Resorts have plenty to offer every level of skier and snowboarder!

PLAN YOUR TRIP:

Breckenridge

Opening Day: November 11th  (OPENING EARLY ON WEDNESDAY NOV. 9th)

Hours of Operation: 8:30 am – 4 pm for ski lift/mountain

Lift Tickets: Click here for more information on…

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Have you found yourself looking around Summit County and wondering just how much more it can grow, how much more can be built before no space to build upon remains? The Summit County Planning Department conducted what is called a Residential Buildout Analysis to attempt to answer those questions. The study provided actual and projected numbers for how much development has occurred and how much remains to be built.

The most recent Buildout Analysis was updated December 31, 2019, before anyone knew what was about to happen in the world. While it would be ideal to have a study dated as recent as yesterday, 2020 was a year of disruptions. The Buildout Analysis wasn’t really on anyone’s mind last year. Regardless, the hard data in the 2019 study remains the…

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Now in our last month of summer, ski season buzz is inevitably on the way. It’s been 8 years since Breckenridge Ski Resort unveiled something new on the mountain, so the new Peak 7 chair is highly anticipated, especially by those who love skiing and riding Peaks 6 and 7. With the postponement of construction now behind us, the new chair is set to debut for the 2021-2022 ski season. Last month, Breckenridge Ski Resort announced the new lift will be named the Freedom SuperChair. “Freedom and Independence. Two words that go together like Peanut Butter and Jelly…” With pandemic restrictions lifted and the feeling we all get gliding downhill on the snow, we can’t think of a more fitting name.

The new Freedom SuperChair will be a high-speed quad lift that…

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