The town of Fraser, Colorado is described as relatively preserved and undeveloped, true to its roots, and bursting with potential and opportunity. The town’s planning department recognizes the need for growth and encourage responsible development while placing a high priority on preserving the uniqueness of the Fraser Valley.
The Jones property lies on the north-westerly side of the Town of Fraser in Grand County and is well suited for development with main roads along and thru the site. During an initial meeting with the town’s planning department, the town of Fraser indicated they have significant sewer and wastewater capacity at its new treatment facility to accommodate future development. Additionally, water entitlements could be enhanced through well fields along Saint Louis Creek, which flows through the property.
“The 128 acres is well positioned to meet the development land needs of the rapidly growing communities of Winter Park and Fraser, Colorado.” said John Stratman, Broker Mason & Morse Ranch Company, the firm selected by the Jones family to market the property.
Development of the property could occur within Grand County or by annexation into the Town of Fraser. The County zoning plan designates the property as business or residential allowing for a mixed-use development. An opportunity for higher density of up to 20 units per acre may also be feasible.
The central location of Fraser along one of Colorado’s primary transportation corridors US Highway 40 is a major advantage to commercial and mixed-use development projects. US-40 provides convenient access to Colorado’s major front range urban communities via I-70, as well as one of the main entrances to Rocky Mountain National Park in Grand Lake. The town of Fraser is well known as the closest adjacent town of Winter Park, home to Winter Park Resort, Colorado’s longest continually operated ski resort. Winter Park Resort was acquired in 2017 by Alterra Mountain Company with a vision to rebrand the resort as an international, four-season destination.
Grand County is a popular tourist area and recreational mecca with numerous amenities including major locations such as Winter Park Ski Area, Rocky Mountain National Park, Lake Granby, Grand Lake, Williams Fork Reservoir, YMCA of the Rockies, Colorado River and its headwaters streams, Blue River, Arapaho National Forest and Routt National Forest.
The Winter Park Ski area is a highly used destination resort and its growth has spilled down valley into the nearby Town of Fraser creating demand for housing and business locations.
As Denver’s population continues to grow, the Fraser Valley’s proximity as the closest premier ski resort to Denver, in combination with new international rebranding efforts for Winter Park Resort, will result in the traffic count steadily increasing. The top five industries in the county are accommodation and food services, government, arts-entertainment and recreation, construction and retail Trade.
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