BURLINGAME RANCH PHASE II
ASPEN'S PREMIERE AFFORDABLE FAMILY COMMUNITY
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
If your questions are not answered here, please contact the Housing Office at 970.920.5050 or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: Are pets allowed at Burlingame?
A: There is currently a "no dogs allowed" restriction in place at Burlingame.
Q: What are the sales prices for affordable housing units at Burlingame Phase II?
A: See the Pricing page.
Q: How many units and what type of units available in Burlingame Phase II?
A: See the Pricing page.
Q: What forms will I need to fill out to in order to reserve my new home?A: Click here for instructions or call the Housing Office at (970)920-5050.
Q: I'm somewhat interested, but I'm still not sure. How do I get more information?
A: If you're not getting enough information from this website, feel free to call the Aspen / Pitkin County Housing Authority at 970-920-5050 or come in for a visit at 530 E. Main Street, and a representative will be happy to answer whatever questions you may have and can walk you through the steps.
Q: What qualifications will I need to meet to purchase affordable community workforce housing?
Q: Why a presales program instead of a lottery?
A: The City of Aspen is committed to allowing the Aspen community to drive the decision on whether or not the City should go forward with the construction of the Burlingame Phase IIA housing structures. By participating in the presales program, the public is driving the decision-making process.
Q: What will be the next steps in the presales process?
Q: When will construction begin, and when can we move into our new home at Burlingame Phase II?
A: If, based on demand found via this presales program, City Council decides to go forward with construction of infrastructure in 2012, then construction of housing buildings could begin in 2013 and could be ready for occupancy in late 2013 or spring of 2014.
Q: Am I guaranteed a housing unit at Burlingame Phase II?
A: Signing a reservation agreement and placing a refundable deposit does not guarantee anything, but it does reserve a unit for you, and if that unit is built, and if you later proceed with a sales contract, you will have the opportunity to purchase the unit which you selected when you signed the reservation agreement. The deposit you place with the reservation agreement is refundable at your written request at any time.
Q: What happened to the public vote on funding for construction of Burlingame Phase II?
A: Aspen City Council intends to make a responsible, educated, demand-based decision whether or not to go forward with construction of Burlingame Phase II. The public has already supported four votes related to affordable housing at Burlingame: twice to support development of affordable housing at Burlingame, once to increase the density, and another to extend the duration of the real estate transfer tax - a dedicated funding source for affordable housing.Through detailed cost estimating and conservative projections, it is clear that cash flows from the City's 150 Housing Development Fund (which is partially funded by the real estate transfer tax) can support the construction. This eliminates the necessity to take on public debt to finance the construction. Constructing the project with cash flows from revenue sources that are dedicated to affordable housing instead of debt-financing eliminates the requirement for a public vote.
Q: Where can I find the more detailed design plans and specifications for Burlingame Phase II?
Q: What are the Burlingame project costs and public subsidies?
Q: Where can I find information about the public outreach that the City conducted for the design?
Q: What happens if not enough people reserve a home?
A: Construction of the project will likely be tabled until a time when the community can verify that there is enough demand to support a decision to go forward with construction of the project. The deposit you place with the reservation agreement is refundable at your written request at any time.
Q: How can I get involved or voice my opinion?
A: Upcoming meetings will be posted to the City's Burlingame Phase II web page.
Aspen / Pitkin County Housing Authority
530 E. Main Street, Lower Level
Aspen, CO 81611
MUST BE QUALIFIED BY THE ASPEN / PITKIN COUNTY HOUSING AUTHORITY TO