Same old song
In the late 1970s, there was a housing crunch around Snowmass Village as well as the Aspen area in general. As the resorts were growing, housing costs were rising, and less housing was available for seasonal employees every year. In 1979, the Snowmass Village Housing Authority and the Snowmass Co. began building a series of housing units that were located just across Brush Creek from the Village Mall and base area. The photograph at left shows the construction in late September 1979 of Creekside, a 72-unit housing project that was scheduled to have some units available for moving into that winter (the units farthest away in the background). Now the Snowmass Housing Authority manages 247 apartment units and 177 deed-restricted homes and condominiums — a vision started almost 40 years ago to build a community with a diverse population and workforce and to minimize commuting and transportation concerns. Photo by Chris Cassatt.
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