river redevelopment

Basalt
10:39 am
Wed December 4, 2013

As Basalt Trailers Empty, Residents' Opinions Vary on Relocation

Ralph Vasquez lives in the Pan and Fork Mobile Home Park, where residents are being relocated to make way for a park. He's unhappy with the situation and wants to see change.
Credit Marci Krivonen

Some Basalt families are angry about being removed from their homes. The relocation is part of an effort to get residents out of a flood plain and restore the Roaring Fork River. Now, frustrated residents are meeting directly with town officials. The Town of Basalt is holding a meeting next week with a committee called Workers for Justice and Diversity in Basalt. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports.

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Basalt River Redevelopment
10:05 am
Thu October 31, 2013

Broken Promises At Basalt Trailer Park? One Non Profit Says That's Not The Case

A trailer sits empty in the Pan and Fork Mobile Home Park. Residents are being moved out of the area to make way for a public park. They say promises regarding new housing weren't kept.
Credit Marci Krivonen

As mobile homes make way for a public park in Basalt, some say a non profit organization has broken promises about how it would help residents. More than 200 people in the flood-prone Pan and Fork Mobile Home park now have to move or get ready to, as riverfront work starts there. One resident Adriana Torres, says years ago, the Roaring Fork Community Development Corporation, or CDC talked about relocating the residents.

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