Smith Ranch Neighborhood

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Would you love to live in Summit County's newest local's Neighborhood?

The Smith Ranch Neighborhood is being designed with a mix of homes of various sizes and at price points.  Many homes will face the street or a community green, which will facilitate neighbor to neighbor interaction.  Envision tree-lined streets with sidewalks, unique and functional architecture, and some of the most spectacular views in Summit County!

The first phase of Smith Ranch is 60 homes.  There are still 12 townhomes, 4 duplex units, and 8 single family residences available for purchase.  If you are interested, please visit the SCHA website at  Homes are for sale first come, first served.

For the latest information on the Smith Ranch Neighborhood, please also visit:

If you have any questions about this project, please call or email Mark Leidal or Lina Lesmes in the Silverthorne Planning Department.  Mark Leidal, Assistant Town Manager, 970-262-7362,, or Lina Lesmes, Planning Manager, at 970-262-7366, Feel free to stop by Town Hall on the second floor at any time.

A Community Open House on the Phase 2 Townhomes Plan will be held in March!!

When: March 12, 2019

Where: Silverthorne Pavilion, 400 Blue River Parkway

Time: 4-6 p.m.

January 31, 2018 - Community Open House

Thank you to all who joined us on January 31!  All the boards and information that was displayed at the Open House can be found on the project website.  We handed out at the Open House the:

Project Fact Sheet and the Deed Restriction Fact Sheet

October 26,  2017 Community Open House - 

The second Smith Ranch Community Open House was held on October 26 at the Silverthorne North Branch Library.  Thank you to everyone that attended this event.  If you were unable to attend, please look through the boards that were displayed below.  More details can also be found under the News section on the homepage.   

Mission Boards

Smith Ranch Vicinity

Conceptual Site Plan

Architecture Boards

Logo Board

Public Comment Board 1

Public Comment Board 2

If you would like to provide any feedback, please email Mark Leidal, Assistant Town Manager, at, or Lina Lesmes, Senior Planner, at

June 19, 2017 Community Open House - 

Thank you all who attended the Community Open House regarding Smith Ranch and housing options for Silverthorne on Monday June 19, 2017 at the Pavilion.  For a list of all attendees and contact information, please click here.  Also see all written comments by people who attended the Open House.

Reference Materials - The following are reference materials that provide background information on previous design and development proposals for the Town owned Smith Ranch Property.

Silver Mountain Village (aka Smith Ranch) Technical Appendices - Silver Mountain Village was a 1999 development proposal for the Smith Ranch Property, in conjunction with a high end residential development called Buffalo Mountain Village located across the valley from the Smith Ranch property. Silver Mountain Village proposal was ultimately terminated in 2002.  The following documentation was produced as part of that proposal:   BuffPhotoBill
    Silver Mountain Village Boreal Toad Study
    Silver Mountain Village Disturbance Permit Application
    Silver Mountain Village Engineering Geological Evaluation
    Silver Mountain Village Environmental Assessment
    Silver Mountain Village Market Analysis Report
    Silver Mountain Village Master Plan
    Silver Mountain Village Noise Study
    Silver Mountain Village Preliminary Drainage Study
    Silver Mountain Village Transportation Study
    Silver Mountain Village Wetland Delineation Report
    Silver Mountain Village Wildlife Assessment

Red Peak Village - The Red Peak Village proposal was submitted in 2006, it included the Smith Ranch residential property.  Red Peak Village was brought forward by a private developer desiring to meet the town need for affordable housing.  Eventually, after attempting to negotiate a workable project, the developer sold the property to the Town.  The following documents were submitted as part of that proposal: 
    Red Peak Village Draft Fiscal Impact Analysis    
    Red Peak Village Conceptual Maps
    Red Peak Village Environmental Assessment Part 1
    Red Peak Village Environmental Assessment Part 2
    Red Peak Village Phase 1 Environmental Assessment
    Red Peak Village Project Narrative
    Red Peak Village PUD Guide
    Red Peak Village Subsoil Study
    Red Peak Village Wildlife Report

2011 Housing Colorado Now! Design Charette - In October 2011, the Town received a grant to participate in the Housing Colorado Design Charette as part of the Housing Colorado Now! Conference.  Below is a link summarizing the results.
    2011 Design Charette

OTHER Relevant Town Information

Smith Ranch Aerial Map Map of the Smith Ranch

Zoning Map - Zoning Map for Town of Silverthorne.    

R-6 Zoning Requirements - Requirements for building in the R-6 Zoning District.

Use Schedule - Land use schedule and allowed uses.

Comprehensive Plan - Silverthorne's Comprehensive Plan was updated in May of 2014.

2010 Census Data: Basic data for Silverthorne & Summit County. 

Traffic Report Figures 1-9 beginning on page 18 show counts, turning movement counts and level of service for current (2004/2005) conditions as well as 5 and 10 year projections – (theoretically the 5yr would be approximately present day, in theory – though not confirmed with actual counts) Page 5 also has some narrative description that may of interest.

Walkability Report - A study that looked at pedestrian issues in each of the Town's in Summit County.  See Page 15 for Silverthorne recommendations.

2015 Community Profile - Basic community information updated in 2015.

Strategic Housing Plan - In 2008 the Town adopted a Strategic Housing Plan.  This plan was updated in 2017. 

2013 Summit County Housing Needs Assessment - County-wide workforce housing needs assessment, adopted in June of 2013.

2016 Summit County Workforce Housing Demand Update - update of the 2013 document.

Link to Summit County GIS Maps - Summit County provides GIS maps with parcels lines and an aerial overlay option. 

Smith Ranch Annexation Map - Annexation Map of Smith Ranch, approved by Town Council on January 28, 2009.   

Our Lady of Peace Church Site Plan - Final Construction Site Plan for Our Lady of Peace Church and Rectory, dated January 15, 2011.   

2019 Build Out- Details of existing and proposed residential subdivisions per zone district, with number of units zoned, platted, and built.