Carbondale to review revised Thompson Park
CARBONDALE – The latest version of the proposed Thompson Park annexation and development plan is back before the Carbondale Board of Trustees at tonight’s regular meeting.
A revised plan, presented by developer Frieda Wallison in April, calls for up to 45 residential units on the 10-acre site situated along Highway 133 just north of River Valley Ranch.
As part of the development’s open space requirement, the 123-year-old Thompson house and about one acre of land would be dedicated to the town as a historic museum and park. The town and developer have been working with the Mount Sopris Historical Society to manage the property.
As attractive as the prospect of preserving the historic structure has been, though, town trustees have been wrestling with the details of the proposed residential development, which at one point called for up to 85 houses.
To satisfy concerns about the possible number of units, Wallison earlier this year proposed no more 30 units. She then revised that number to 45, saying that’s as low as she could go to make the project financially feasible.
Several project details are on the table for discussion at the meeting tonight. The matter is tentatively on the agenda for 7:30 p.m.
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