The Costs of Basalt's Community Campus DevelopmentNovember 19, 2012
In the town of Basalt, there's a large development project in the works called the Basalt Community Campus. There, the town is partnering with Roaring Fork Community Development Corporation to build a hotel, a nonprofit center, and a river park, on the site of what is now the Pan and Fork Mobile Home Park.
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.