News in brief
ASPEN – There will be a public meeting Thursday, Sept. 1, to gather public input to help with the final design of a pedestrian crossing of Highway 82 between the Aspen Airport Business Center and the airport.The meeting will be from noon to 2 p.m. at the North 40 Fire Station. It will feature a brief presentation about the project, followed by a question and comment period.Pitkin County has hired Stan Clauson Associates Inc., an Aspen-based land planning firm, and Parsons, a worldwide engineering and construction firm, to plan a grade-separated pedestrian crossing.”The final design and location of the crossing, which could either be an underpass or overpass, will be determined largely by the input received from the public,” said a press release from the planners.
BASALT – There will be a public meeting to discuss plans to redevelop a portion of the Pan and Fork Mobile Home Park and create open space along the Roaring Fork River.The meeting will be from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday in the Basalt Regional Library Community Room. Town government and Roaring Fork Community Development Corp. representatives will play host to the event. The two agencies purchased the mobile home park earlier this month and are now working on a plan to offer existing residents rental or for-sale replacement housing. The Pan and Fork is home to 38 families or individuals.
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