WELLINGTON NEIGHBORHOOD
MIXED-DENSITY AFFORDABLE HOUSING
BRECKENRIDGE, COLORADO

Project Data:

Owner
Brynn Grey V

Estimated Cost
Phase I: $29 Million

Project Scope
Phase I: 122 Units on 22 Acres
Phase II: 160 Units on 40 Acres

Completion Date
Phase I: 2006
Phase II: Under Construction

COLORADO PUBLIC INTEREST RESEARCH GROUP
2001 SMART GROWTH HALL OF FAME

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
2002 NATIONAL AWARD FOR SMART GROWTH ACHIEVEMENT

METROPOLITAN HOME
"DESIGN 100" - BEST AFFORDABLE HOUSING ON THE SLOPES 2003

MOUNTAIN LIVING
2003 RESPONSIBLE DEVELOPMENT AWARD

RESIDENTIAL ARCHITECT
2003 AFFORDABLE HOUSING DESIGN AWARD

SUNSET MAGAZINE
2003 WESTERN HOME MERIT AWARD

 

Project Description:

The Wellington Neighborhood is a mixed-density neighborhood one mile from downtown Breckenridge. Designed to provide needed affordable housing with a sense of community rather than beds and parking spaces, the Wellington Neighborhood is organized around a series of well-defined center greens. Eighty percent of the homes are deed-restricted to owners who live and work in Summit County and will remain permanently affordable over time.

Four distinct building types – single-family detached homes, duplexes, townhomes, and live-work units - provide variety and address the needs of different households in terms of size and pricing. Homes are designed to reflect historic Breckenridge architecture and have steep gable roofs and large front porches. In order to reduce costs and deal with the short building season at 9,600 ft. elevation, the homes combine off-site building techniques with traditional construction methods.

Sustainability is a major goal. The site was previously ravaged by dredge mining and the new development will repair the damage. The Wellington Neighborhood demonstrates that with creativity and perseverance sense of community and sense of place can be achieved while realizing affordable housing goals.

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