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.
In two weeks, he says most of the litter and leftover concrete and wiring will be gone from the old trailer park site. The Town reports 87 percent of the former residents were resettled between Carbondale and Aspen. Nearly 68 percent are either renting or purchased property in the Basalt area.