- Victoria Village Attainable Housing
Victoria Village Attainable Housing
Fraser purchased the Victoria Village property in May for $3.8 million, thanks to a Colorado Division of Housing grant called Operation Turnkey. In September, Fraser was reimbursed by Operation Turnkey, which covered 80% of the property’s cost. Since then, town trustees have held multiple meetings about how to fund the next step in the process: development.
The development’s driving force is to create affordable housing within two years. Fifty percent of the units in the development must be available to people earning 120% or less than the area median income of $71,769 per household — about $86,120. The other units are unrestricted, but the town would also like to keep those at the same median income limit.
All units will be deed restricted in perpetuity. With deed restrictions, only full-time residents who work 30 or more hours per week in Grand County can rent or buy in the development. Remote workers can’t live in the Village, and units can’t be converted to short-term rentals.If an owner sells the home in the future, the deed restriction is in perpetuaty. Fraser officials plan to construct high-density apartments, townhomes, and some single-family cottage-style homes.
The Victoria Village master planning, infrastructure extension, and site design will require grant support, allocated Town Funds and fee adjustments to leverage additional federal, state, and private financing to launch vertical construction in 2024 and drive project success. The Board of Trustees approved a Letter of Intent to apply for the Transformational Affordable Housing, Homeownership, and Workforce Housing Grant Program.
Master Planning Community Workshops:
The Victoria Village Master Planning Workshop Series will occur at The Historic Church in Fraser, 107 Eisenhower, with the exception of the June 21st meeting which will take place at Fraser Town Hall, 153 Fraser Ave.
Meeting dates are as follows:
Thursday, April 13th - Visioning and Programming 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm (Fraser Historic Church)
Wednesday, May 17th - Preliminary Master Planning 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm (Fraser Historic Church)
Wednesday, June 21st - Final Master Plan 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm (Fraser Town Hall)