Winter Park plans to expand Hideaway Junction
October 13, 2016
As part of the effort to build attainable housing for the workforce of the Fraser Valley, the Town of Winter Park purchased the area that is now Hideaway Junction about ten years ago.
The Hideaway Junction Project currently comprises ten two-and-three bedroom single-family residences that are deed restricted for property value increase in order to maintain affordability and availability for the Winter Park workforce. These units are privately owned and are all currently occupied. Hideaway Junction is located about a block from US Highway 40 on Kings Crossing Rd. in Wnter Park.
Occasionally, one or more of these units may come back on the market, according to the Town of Winter Park's website.
The Town is also actively developing plans to construct more units within the project.
Winter Park Town Manager Drew Nelson said the town is looking into expanding the project by building more units since they are currently using only a small portion of the seven acres that incorporate Hideaway Junction. The units that exist are part of the first phase of the project, but since all the units are occupied, the town may build more on the land.
More attainable housing is being constructed at the Sitzmark South location. Winter Park Development Co. has partnered with the Town of Winter Park to construct 38 apartment units on the Sitzmark South parcel. The town anticipates that the units will be ready for rental in September of 2017.
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The attainable housing units will be part of Phase I of the project.
The Town of Winter Park is in the process of developing a Strategic Plan for its Attainable Housing Program. The purpose of the Housing Plan is to provide guidance as the Town takes steps to alleviate the housing problem. This will allow the Town to focus its efforts as they try to ensure that those who work in Winter Park have the opportunity to live in Winter Park. Sitzmark South is located at north of Telemark Drive.