Dillon Town Council clears way for controversial five-story condo

The Dillon Town Council unanimously cleared the way for a five-story condominium building in downtown Dillon on Tuesday night amid the objections of many in the packed council chambers, who argued the building would be too big and even threatened a class-action lawsuit.

The proposed building, known as Dillon Flats, will be the first installment of a larger project consisting of 48 residential units, 12 of which will be reserved for year-round Summit County workers.

The town has agreed to sell the first lot for the project, which will house a 58-foot building with 24 units on East LaBonte Street, for $783,000.

The current town council has taken an active approach to development that has sometimes run afoul of homeowners, many of whom guard Dillon’s sleepier atmosphere and see it as a refuge from the bustle of other ski towns.

The last time a meeting was so heated, for instance, was when the town approved an amphitheater overhaul project that some said was too big.