Carbondale trailers get the boot |

Carbondale trailers get the boot

Jeremy Heiman
Carbondale correspondent
Aspen, CO Colorado
John Stroud/Carbondale Valley JournalA trailer awaits removal from a small trailer park in Carbondale. Residents were directed to vacate the site by Nov. 30 to make way for redevelopment of the property.

CARBONDALE ” Mobile homes are being cleared off a property in Carbondale to make way for redevelopment of the site.

Just what is to be developed on the three-quarter-acre parcel, between Euclid and Sopris avenues at Highway 133, has not yet been revealed.

Architect Gavin Brooke, of Land + Shelter, confirmed he’s involved in the project, to be undertaken by Modern Dwell LLC. The corporation has owned the lot, located immediately south of the Studio for Arts and Works, for about a year.

The owners of the 10 trailers were informed more than six months ago that they had to remove them from the land by Nov. 30, Brooke said. New locations have been found for all of the trailers, he said.

“We were fortunate in being able to make arrangements,” Brooke said. He said he did not know how many residents occupied the park. Some of the trailers were owner-occupied and some were rentals.

The move is the latest in a trend that threatens to eliminate trailers and other low-income housing in Carbondale. Two other trailer parks near Carbondale have been listed for sale in the past year, their futures uncertain.

Modern Dwell has not yet submitted an application to the town of Carbondale for redevelopment of the site, nor have its representatives discussed the intended project with the town’s planning department.

Brooke declined to comment on what sort of project the group is considering. He did say an application may be submitted in the near future, but the uncertainty of the economy has made the timing of the submittal unclear.

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