Housing

Introduction

The Town of Avon seeks to build upon a long history as a high amenity year-round resort community, strengthening its vibrant and inclusive community culture. The current housing market, which offers very few affordable opportunities for year-round residents to put down roots in Avon, poses a challenge to this vision. The Avon Town Council has identified housing as a pressing community topic and in the 2021 Avon Community Survey, respondents agreed:

  • Do you feel there are sufficient housing opportunities for locals in Avon? • Yes: 23.6%; No: 76.4% 
  • Should the Town of Avon prioritize investment in Community Housing to increase Community Housing opportunities? • Yes: 73.8%; No: 26.2%

Based on this direction, the Town of Avon prioritized housing as an important part of caring for the community and keeping Avon accessible and enjoyable for those who want to live here. The 2021 Avon Community Housing Plan was approved by Town Council Ordinance 2021-13 on October 26, 2021 to guide the Town in addressing housing needs. The Plan outlines future goals and action items as well as current housing-related programs.

Should the Town of Avon prioritize investment in Community Housing to increase Community Housing opportunities?

Q17 Housing Priority
  1. Eric Heil Square

    Eric Heil

    Town Manager

  2. Matt Pielsticker Square

    Matt Pielsticker

    Planning Director

Current Housing Initiatives

Apartment building and treesSwift Gulch Housing
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Swift Gulch Housing

The Town of Avon is working on plans to build apartment homes on Town-owned land located on Swift Gulch Road. The goal of this project is to provide housing for government employees in Eagle County with income-based rental rates. The Town contracted with 2757 Design Co. in October 2021 to begin preliminary designs and estimates for this project. Several site and building configurations have been studied in an effort to maximize the number of units, and minimize disturbance to the property.  Preliminary design work indicates the possibility for 40-65 units.

Avon Town Council is scheduled to review this project in January, 2022.