But first, the 38 families who live in the park have to move out. And though Basalt has an ordinance that requires the developer to replace the houses that are slotted to be removed, the ordinance doesn't ensure that the current park residents will get that new housing.
KDNK's Sophia Clark investigates this complicated project in a two part series, available now in our news archives.
KDNK's Eric Skalac talks to the Sopris Sun's Lynn Burton about fact checking some of the claims coming from the Village at Crystal River community groups.
The panel opposing the development was composed of Debbie Bruell, Bob Schultz and Allyn Harvey. And the panelists supporting the development were Mark Chain, Frank McSwain Junior and the VCR developer, Rich Shierburg.
Click through to our archives for the full audio from the forum and a summary of the VCR proposal prepared by the town of Carbondale.
In advance of next month's public vote on the proposed Village at Crystal River development, community political groups have been formed to educate and influence voters. Frank McSwain Jr., spokesman and co-chairman of the "Say YES to Carbondale" group recently sat down with KDNK's Eric Skalac to talk about why the group was formed and why they believes the development is right for Carbondale.
At the end of January, Carbondale residents will be asked to vote on a 24-acre development proposed for land west of 133 and north of Main Street in Carbondale. The Village at Crystal River development--or VCR--has been discussed by town trustees for years, and in November was finally approved by the board and referred to public vote. Since then, community political groups have been formed to educate and influence voters.
For this week's News Brief, KDNK's Eric Skalac and Ed Williams give an update on the proposed residential development on Highway 82. The Cop Shop features a bomb threat in Aspen.
(to see Garfield County's River Edge web page, click here)