Dillon Valley Vistas consists of 12 for-sale duplex units priced at 100% AMI located at 19 Straight Creek Drive. A sales lottery was held in August 2020 and all units were completed for occupancy by summer 2021.
There are 3 and 4 bedroom units in a duplex configuration within the development. Each unit includes a two car garage and the opportunity to create a fenced in backyard. Energy efficiency, livability and sustainability are core concepts the project used in its design. Dillon Valley Vistas is the first for sale workforce housing development in Summit County in which each unit is compliant with the 2018 International Energy Code (IECC), the County’s recently adopted Sustainable Building Code. It is also the first to obtain a certification of compliance with the Department of Energy’s Net Zero Energy Ready Homes Program.
Going above and beyond that certification each unit also comes standard with solar panels. Other key energy efficiency features include triple pane windows, upgraded building insulation systems, heat recovery ventilation systems, and radiant floor heat which allows for these units to have extremely low energy bills. One of the units is a “net-zero energy prototype,” which will produce as much energy as it consumes. It will utilize an electric heat-exchange boiler and hot water heater system, which pulls latent heat out of the air for heat and is powered by a 8.88 kW high efficiency solar array. This prototype unit will initially be owned by the County to prove out this technology over time in our high altitude climate zone.
As part of this project the County also created 0.71 acres of open space adjacent to Straight Creek.
These units are deed restricted for local workforce housing with appreciation caps.