redevelopment http://aspenpublicradio.org en A Walk Through Basalt's Former Pan And Fork Trailer Park http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/walk-through-basalts-former-pan-and-fork-trailer-park <p>If you’ve driven through downtown Basalt recently, it’s hard to miss the mess of trees, electrical boxes and garbage covering a central stretch of land. It’s the site of the old Pan and Fork Mobile Home park, where more than 300 people used to live. The Town of Basalt helped those residents relocate and now it’s focusing on redeveloping the five acres. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen walked through the area with Town Manager Mike Scanlon.</p><p></p> Thu, 01 May 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen 17847 at http://aspenpublicradio.org A Walk Through Basalt's Former Pan And Fork Trailer Park Basalt's Pan And Fork Mobile Home Park Nearly Empty http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/basalts-pan-and-fork-mobile-home-park-nearly-empty <p></p><p>The process of moving families out of Basalt’s Pan and Fork mobile home park is nearly complete. Just one family remains in the flood-prone neighborhood which will eventually become a public park.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Since August, officials from the Town of Basalt have been working with families in the 38 homes, to help them find new housing. The Town purchased part of the trailer park in 2011 so it could redevelop it. Town Manager Mike Scanlon says more than 380 people were living in the park.</span></p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 13:35:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen 16084 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Basalt's Pan And Fork Mobile Home Park Nearly Empty Unconventional Basalt Planning Process Hits Halfway Mark http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/unconventional-basalt-planning-process-hits-halfway-mark <p></p><p>The Town of Basalt’s halfway through its unconventional urban planning process. In February, Town officials invited residents to participate in what they’re calling the “Our Town” process, where they lay out a map of downtown and ask people what they’d like to see there. So far, more than 300 people have offered up ideas. They’re zeroing in on a 12 acre chunk of public-private land that runs from Old Pond Park to Basalt Grocery and the Aspenalt Lodge. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen spoke to Basalt Town Manager Mike Scanlon.</p><p></p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen 15783 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Unconventional Basalt Planning Process Hits Halfway Mark Groundbreaking Marks Beginning of Construction on Basalt's River Improvement Project http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/groundbreaking-marks-beginning-construction-basalts-river-improvement-project <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Town of Basalt held a groundbreaking ceremony yesterday for a major river project set to get underway Monday.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The so-called Pan and Fork project will replace a trailer park with a public park and an improved floodway and riverbank. Construction starts in earnest on Monday. Town Manager Mike Scanlon says he wanted to get the word out now.</span></p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 19:17:53 +0000 Marci Krivonen 9379 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Groundbreaking Marks Beginning of Construction on Basalt's River Improvement Project