Burlingame Ranch Phase II Project Website
Buildings 1-4 (48 units) 100% Constructed, Sold, Occupied 2014
Buildings 5-7 (34 units) 100% Constructed, Sold, Occupied 2015
Purpose and philosophy:
Affordable workforce housing helps to sustain a vibrant, year-round community and a healthy local economy. Planning for new development of affordable workforce housing is necessary to not only stem the loss of free-market workforce housing that has occurred in Aspen and Pitkin County over the years, but also to mitigate against the same trend continuing in the future.
From 2008 to 2011, the Burlingame Phase II IPD design effort provided our community with the information needed to make educated decisions on planning the development of Phase II at Burlingame Ranch, Aspen’s premier, family-oriented affordable workforce housing community. In 2012, construction of site access and utility infrastructure began. Construction of buildings 1-4 (48 units) began in 2013. Construction of buildings 5-7 (34 units) was approved to begin in 2014.
Valuable input to the design effort came from Aspen community stakeholder groups such as:
the Aspen and Pitkin Countycommunity at large,
neighbors such as the existing Burlingame Phase I homeowners,
elected groups such as City Council and Board of county Commissioners,
stakeholder groups with an interest in the outcome of the project such as the Housing Board, Planning and Zoning, Housing Frontiers Group, Citizens' Budget Task Force, Construction Experts Group and potential housing partners,
others with knowledge and expertise such as property managers, and
key government departments, agencies and districts such as Community Development, Parks and Recreation, Building & Engineering Departments, Transportation, RFTA, Aspen / Pitkin County Housing Authority, Fire, CORE, Aspen Consolidated Sanitation District and more.
The outputs of the Burlingame Phase II IPD design effort are:
a community-vetted, buildable affordable housing design,
a comprehensive project budget,
a guaranteed maximum price (GMP) bid for construction, and
a flexible construction plan that minimizes neighborhood impacts and can respond to fluctuations in market conditions.
Goals and objectives: This community outreach process was intended to provide the opportunity for all of the voices in the community to be heard so that together the following goals and objectives could be reached:
Design a neighborhood environment that will become a valuable asset to the community through well-informed stakeholder input
Design a neighborhood with a healthy balance of housing and outdoor space that provides the foundation for a vibrant, sustainable year-round community that promotes our authentic, local identity
Design 167 units, including 161 multifamily units and 6 single family lots
Endeavor to accommodate a wide range of income levels and consider the effect of unit categories on levels of subsidy
Design the site and the units in a way that responds to residents’ needs for a highly-functional, comfortable and safe living environment
Adopt and implement a comprehensive stakeholder review process that solicits extensive public input and effectively incorporates feedback into the design
Incorporate lessons learned from other housing developments
Consider opportunities and constraints in providing a high level of ADA Visitability including potential options to accommodate future conversion of "non-Visitable" units to become "Visitable"
Specify high-quality construction, building materials and systems that deliver comfortable, reliable, durable, efficient and safe homes that will last
Achieve, at a minimum, the high environmental sustainability benchmark established in Burlingame Phase I
Design a construction methodology that will address the need for efficient, high-quality construction while balancing concerns about cost and utilization of local labor
Endeavor to deliver Burlingame Phase II at a cost and subsidy per unit lower than Burlingame Phase I without sacrificing quality
Develop a viable construction phasing and sequencing plan that maximizes construction efficiency while minimizing the impact of construction on residents and visitors
Create a construction plan that can adjust to potential fluctuation in market demand for units
Adopt and implement a safety program that provides a safe environment for all workers, visitors and the public
Please use the links below for updates:
Update / Upcoming
Past Public Meetings
Cost and Subsidy
Design Progress / Downloads
Feedback / Contact Us
Historical Information / Phase I