Old Town http://aspenpublicradio.org en Economic Recovery, Affordable Housing Discussed At Candidate Forum http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/economic-recovery-affordable-housing-discussed-candidate-forum <p></p><p>Issues like economic recovery, marijuana and affordable housing were discussed at a candidate forum in Basalt Monday night. The candidates are vying for open seats on Basalt’s Town Council. &nbsp;Four of the five registered candidates participated. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen was there and filed this report.</p><p></p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 14:43:45 +0000 Marci Krivonen 16033 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Economic Recovery, Affordable Housing Discussed At Candidate Forum Downtown Business A Concern Ahead of Basalt Election http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/downtown-business-concern-ahead-basalt-election <p></p><p>Basalt’s municipal election is about one week away and five candidates are vying for three open seats on the Town board. One of the biggest issues is business. While downtown stores struggle, the new urban Willits area is busy. Mike Scanlon is Basalt’s Town Manager.</p><p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 18:18:13 +0000 Marci Krivonen 15986 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Downtown Business A Concern Ahead of Basalt Election 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 RMI Planning to Build "Deep Green" Building in Basalt http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/rmi-planning-build-deep-green-building-basalt <p>The non profit Rocky Mountain Institute is moving forward with plans to build an “Innovation Center” in downtown Basalt. The organization submitted a sketch plan to Town Council last month and if council supports it, construction could start in the fall. RMI specializes in sustainability and energy efficiency and the structure near the Roaring Fork River, will be highly efficient. The $15 million building will be double the size of the group’s current headquarters in Old Snowmass. Mon, 17 Feb 2014 14:46:37 +0000 Marci Krivonen 14399 at http://aspenpublicradio.org RMI Planning to Build "Deep Green" Building in Basalt