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CDOT & Town of Frisco request bids for design of workforce housing

November 17, 2020 - Northwestern Colorado - Development will be located at 7th Ave. and Granite St. in Frisco

FRISCO ― The Colorado Department of Transportation and the Town of Frisco have partnered to develop plans for workforce housing at 619 Granite Street in Frisco and are seeking competitive bids for architectural, engineering, and site planning services at this site. The approximately 0.58-acre site, located on Granite Street, was acquired by CDOT in 1974, and was previously used as a mobile home park to provide affordable housing for CDOT employees. CDOT is now looking to redevelop the site in collaboration with the Town of Frisco as workforce rental housing.

As Frisco continues to grow as a community and tourist destination, the enriched economy and housing costs have created a divide between what workers can afford and what is available. Providing more opportunities for affordable workforce housing units remains one of the Frisco Town Council’s highest priorities, and implementation of the Town Council’s goals requires addressing housing through multiple solutions, including the Workforce Housing Planning Agreement between the Town and CDOT, which was approved by Town Council on August 25, 2020.  

This agreement directs CDOT and the Town to jointly design and develop a workforce housing project by sharing all costs equally (excluding each agency’s staffing and personnel costs) to develop 80% construction drawings and final construction cost estimates for the designed project by Dec. 31, 2021. The agreement also allows the Town to lead in the selection and possible engagement of professional consultants and contractors, subject to the approval and participation of CDOT. The agreement does not bind CDOT or the Town to the final construction of the project, however, if both parties agree to move forward with the development of the property upon obtaining cost estimates, the parties will negotiate the allocation of the costs of construction, as well as the ownership of the various residential units upon completion.

Request for Proposal (RFP)

The Town of Frisco released a request for proposal on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020 at FriscoRFP.com. Proposals are due on Dec. 18, 2020 with interviews beginning on Jan. 4, 2021. All questions concerning this RFP must be submitted via email to Eva Henson at [email protected] by 4 p.m. MST on Monday, Dec. 7, 2020.

WHOLE SYSTEM. WHOLE SAFETY.

In early 2019, CDOT announced its Whole System — Whole Safety initiative to heighten safety awareness. This initiative takes a systematic statewide approach to safety combining the benefits of CDOT’s programs that address driving behaviors, our built environment and the organization's operations. The goal is to improve the safety of Colorado’s transportation network by reducing the rate and severity of crashes and improving the safety of all transportation modes. The program has one simple mission—to get everyone home safely.

ABOUT CDOT 

CDOT has approximately 3,000 employees located throughout Colorado, and manages more than 23,000 lane miles of highway and 3,429 bridges. CDOT also manages grant partnerships with a range of other agencies, including metropolitan planning organizations, local governments and airports. It also administers Bustang, the state-owned and operated inter-regional express service. Gov. Jared Polis has charged CDOT to further build on the state’s multimodal mobility options. 

ABOUT FRISCO

Frisco is a town of 3,080 residents, located just 90 minutes west of Denver, Colorado. Founded in 1873, the Town of Frisco quickly developed thanks in part to the locale’s many mines. Today, Frisco’s thriving economy is in large part due to its location at the epicenter of outdoor recreation on Dillon Reservoir, surrounded by vast expanses of public land, and within 30 minutes of six ski resorts. In support of the Town’s strategic priority to have an inclusive community, Frisco Town Council has committed to implementing housing solutions, which provide diverse options for varied needs.

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