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Artspace leading focus groups with Carbondale to determine affordable housing needs

Dec 6, 2017

Wendy Holmes (right) and Anna Growcott (left) from Artspace answering questions at a meeting post feasibility study for affordable housing in Carbondale, CO.
Credit Claire Woodcock

  

Carbondale is in the midst of a feasibility study for affordable housing with the national nonprofit Artspace.

 

About 40 people showed up to the Third Street Center gymnasium for a presentation and discussion with Artspace on Tuesday night. The organization helps artists create affordable living and work spaces.

Carbondale Arts’ Executive Director Amy Kimberly said she thought there’d be a higher turnout.

 

“This isn’t going to happen unless our whole community comes together and finds a way to make this happen," she said during the meeting.

 

Attendees expressed the need for pet and family friendly spaces. They said community gardens and co-ops would help keep artists in Carbondale. Artspace will conduct a market study with the town next year.