Two development projects that could combine to provide 60 affordable-housing residences are headed to review by the Basalt Town Council this fall.
Habitat for Humanity and the Roaring Fork School District are teaming to propose 27 affordable-housing units by Basalt High School. The Town Council gave an informal nod on a critical aspect of the land-use approvals Tuesday night. The five members of the board who were present said they favor expanding the town’s urban growth boundary to accommodate the project.
The second project entering the council’s den is Stott’s Mill, which earned approval for 110 units in 2009 but stalled in the Great Recession. An expanded project is back with tweaks, including 31 deed-restricted affordable housing units and two additional-units dedicated to the school district. The Basalt Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval with conditions.
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.
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