FRISCO, Colo. (CBS4)– Voters in Frisco have saved the pocket park at the center of a controversy brewing over affordable housing.
Frisco town leaders proposed a ballot measure for the Tuesday election which asked voters to remove the “pocket park” destination at the corner of 3rd and Granite Streets.
If approved, the park and small community center on the property would have been removed to make way for a dozen affordable workplace housing studio units.
Neighbors created the “Save Frisco’s Pocket Park” group in opposition to that plan.
Voters rejected the ballot measure by more than 300 votes.
Frisco town manager Randy Ready says the town will go back to the drawing board to find other locations to build.
“Frisco is very concerned,” Ready told CBS4 Wednesday.
Currently it is estimated Summit County is coming up short by about 600 workplace housing units. That number continues to grow.
“It’s what most of the business owners up and down main street would call a crisis,” Ready added.
Keeping teachers, firefighters and police is a challenge. And it’s only getting worse as the cost of real estate continues to climb.