affordable housing

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    Focus narrows on Town Center properties

    Does Carbondale need a boutique hotel downtown? A parking garage? How about an enclosed space for a 3-4 season farmers market?

    While many details remain up in the air, Carbondale trustees are narrowing in on some of the fundamentals for how to proceed with the propertiesread more →

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    Basalt report: So far, Basalt’s green initiatives fall short

    The Town of Basalt is “far from reaching both goals” of a 25% reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2025, and an 80% reduction in emissions by 2050, according to the Town’s combined 2019 and 2020 GHG Emissions Inventory Report released this week. 

    Seniorread more →

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    Regional housing coalition carries Lamont's legacy

    There is no shortage of housing troubles and no limit to the resources and partnerships needed to strive toward an elusive resolution. The recently-formed Greater Roaring Fork Valley Housing Coalition (GRFVHC) aims to connect communities and organizations tackling the housing crisis locally. 

    David Myler, a localread more →

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    Town receives anonymous donation of downtown acreage

    Editor’s note: Alas, as originally published, our calculation of the total acreage donated to the town was off by one (not insignificant) decimal point. The town government has graciously received more than 1.6 acres, but not 16. The Sopris Sun will institute more vigorous math checking to avoid similar blunders… read more →

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    Trustees pursue short-term rental limits

    The prospect of clamping down on short-term rentals drew robust participation at a Carbondale Board of Town Trustees special meeting on Dec. 21. More than 20 people joined the board and staff, online and in-person.

    The discussion was framed by the efforts of Community First Carbondale (CFC), a group formed… read more →

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    Housing policy: from top to bottom

    Housing availability and affordability was pinched by the pandemic. While tenants struggled to pay their rent, landlords faltered on mortgage payments, thus creating a void in the housing market. Deep pockets filled the gap and, in this scenic valley, home prices skyrocketed as those with the capital toread more →

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    Emergency help for apartment dwellers

    Housing took center stage at the most recent Basalt Town Council meeting. With the pandemic ongoing and its associated economic downturn, affording rent is increasingly a challenge in the Roaring Fork Valley.
    In November and December 2020, the Basalt Affordable Community Housing group (BACH), first formed in… read more →