10th Jul, 2012

Vision Plan: Sustainable Breckenridge CO Real Estate in Summit County

Values for Breckenridge Colorado real estate sustained by the Breckenridge Vision Plan adopted in 2002 emphasize the preservation of natural resources and the importance of sustainability. Citizens of Breckenridge homes have partnered with others in nearby Summit County communities to launch several efforts that encourage more green personal and business habits.

Appreciation of Breckenridge real estate–from Main Street, to ski homes and condos on Peaks 7, 8, and 9, to golf course homes and Blue River properties near fishing and equestrian facilities– greatly depends on the preservation and protection of the pristine natural environment homebuyers so love. Consequently, the Town of Breckenridge proactively offers initiatives to ensure future community stability.

An overview of green initiatives listed on the Town of Breckenridge website includes: Sustainable Breck Business Program, Open Space, River Restoration, Electric and Hybrid Vehicles and Biodiesel, Green Team, Carbon Footprint, Energy Audit, Recycling and Reducing Waste through Conservation, 2009 CAST Reusable Bag Challenge.

The Town of Breckenridge partnered with the Town of Frisco, Town of Dillon, Keystone Resort, and Summit County to purchase recycling tents that allow for quick recycling set ups during events. Summit County took third in the competition to distribute reusable shopping bags donated by the Colorado Association of Ski Towns.

To preserve natural resources, Breckenridge, Blue River, and Summit County adopted master plan for cooperative planning regarding land use issues in the Upper Blue Basin. Density increases, a back country protection strategy, transfer of development rights program, and density reduction targets are addressed in plan. Town of Breckenridge Comprehensive Plan also addresses the towns land use, transportation systems and other important issues.

Preserving the neighborhoods, a task force in 2009 addressed housing limitations for homes in subdivisions in the Historic Conservation District and outside of it. In 2007 the Town developed a way finding plan with BEA killer and pedestrian signage reflecting the communities mining history.

The Sustainable Breck Business Program helps local businesses and organizations reduce the impacts on the environment and save money. The Town partners with Hi Country Conservation Center to help businesses reduce operating costs, including energy, waste, supplies, water, and transportation. The program offers free energy and environmental assessments and coaches members who desire to become Certified Green Businesses.

For information about buying real estate in our mountain villages, call Barrie Stimson, Breckenridge Realtor® at (970) 390-2560.

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