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  • ASPEN TIMES- Habitat eyes selling land in Carbondale for housing project in Basalt

    Posted October 4, 2016 by

    Habitat For Humanity Roaring Fork officials believe they have found a creative way to build a Basalt project that will house teachers and other local workers.

    The local chapter of the nonprofit organization intends to sell six vacant lots it owns in the Keator Grover subdivision in Carbondale, according to President Scott Gilbert. That would raise an estimated $85,000 per lot for a total of $510,000.

    The money would help Habitat pursue a team effort with the Roaring Fork School District on an affordable housing project behind Basalt High School. The school district would supply the property while Habitat would raise the funds for construction.

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  • Basalt Development Projects Could Add 60 Affordable Units ASPEN TIMES

    Posted September 27, 2016 by webdev

    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.

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  • The Aspen Times- Working Their Beat

    Posted September 7, 2016 by
    Basalt Police Chief Greg Knott (left) and Officer Jason Hegberg put finishing touches on landscaping Thursday at the home of Assaf Dory and Sigal Weinfeld-Dory. Three members of the department helped on a volunteer day at the Habitat For Humanity house in Basalt.  To view article click here.
  • Habitat to sell Keator Grove properties

    Posted September 7, 2016 by
    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. To continue reading, click here.
  • KDNK- Habitat for Humanity Considers Basalt

    Posted September 6, 2016 by
    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. To listen to the full interview click here.
  • Aspen Daily News- Deconstructing Demolition

    Posted September 5, 2016 by
    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. aWhen 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. To continue reading click here.