Teacher housing up for final approval

Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

CARBONDALE, Colorado – Carbondale trustees are putting the finishing touches on their preliminary approval of the Roaring Fork School District’s teacher housing project.

The town board, at a special meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m. tonight, will consider final documents granting approval to an amended plan to develop the former Carbondale elementary/middle school campus into a mix of up to 96 deed-restricted residential units and 24 free-market units.

In March, trustees voted 6-1 to close the public hearing and move toward final approval of the project. One of the conditions on the table for consideration is that 25 percent of the deed-restricted units in each phase of development be reserved for teachers and district staff already working or living in Carbondale.

The board has also tentatively agreed to waive about $920,000 in various development impact fees and use taxes associated with the 96 affordable housing units.

Included in the plan would be a site for the future new Carbondale branch library, which the Garfield County Public Library District proposes to build at the corner of Sopris Avenue and Third Street.

Also on the agenda tonight is a request from the Carbondale Public Arts Commission to require developers of several residential and commercial projects currently being considered by the town to help fund public art projects.

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