CARBONDALE — After eight years in the neighborhood, Habitat for Humanity Roaring Fork plans to sell off its six remaining lots in Keator Grove while planning to focus on building duplexes rather than single-family homes.
The key change is that duplexes are far more efficient on multiple levels, in terms of space, land, money and energy, said Scott Gilbert, president of the local Habitat chapter.
Overall, the local Habitat has built 22 homes in the Roaring Fork Valley with two more underway. Eight of those have been in Carbondale.
As grades 1 through 12 head back to school Wednesday in the Roaring Fork School District, the board of education meets in Carbondale at Bridges High School. The meeting will include a presentation on the new Eastbank school in Glenwood Springs, a resolution on installation of a solar array at Glenwood Springs Elementary and an update on the school district’s strategic plan and key initiatives this school year from new superintendent Rob Stein. Also on the agenda is Habitat for Humanity Roaring Fork Valley's proposed development at Basalt High School. Gavin Dahl talks with Habitat president Scott Gilbert about the project.
A push to keep useful building materials out of landfill
Furniture, appliances, doors, cabinets, counter tops and bathroom fixtures have been removed and sent to a local nonprofit’s second hand store or another salvage lot, leaving an empty shell.
When a nice house isn’t nice enough, the final destination for that shell is typically the Pitkin County Landfill, where space is at a premium in a race against time.