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Habitat helps save log building

Staff ReportGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado
Submitted by Habitat for Humanity
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GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. An “iconic” log structure in New Castle on the Colorado River will be saved from the landfill and moved to DeBeque.According to a news release from Habitat for Humanity, the 2,400-square-foot log structure sits near the New Castle exit and has overlooked the river for decades. It could have faced an uncertain future when the land became slated for development.

But Richard Klamper and Gino Rossetti contacted Habitat for Humanity to see if anything could be done other than demolishing the building. The organization put them in contact with Rod Milham, who plans to rebuild the structure on his property in DeBeque, “saving hundreds of thousands of dollars in materials from the landfill,” the release says.”I was hoping we could find another solution for this unique structure rather than demolishing it and sending perfectly good materials to the landfill,” Klamper said in the release. “I knew that Habitat has been instrumental in relocating buildings in the past, and we’re excited they could help facilitate this transaction.”

It’s unclear what development is planned for the site. A Habitat for Humanity representative couldn’t immediately be reached.The organization also recently moved an old home from Aspen to the Lazy Glen neighborhood in Basalt, and completed deconstruction sales of materials and furnishings for the Boomerang Lodge in Aspen and a bed and breakfast on the former Perry Ranch in Carbondale, according to Habitat for Humanity.

Post Independent, Glenwood Springs Colorado CO


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