Town to decide if Re-1’s North Face plans are good fit |

Town to decide if Re-1’s North Face plans are good fit

The Roaring Fork Re-1 School District has the North Face property in Carbondale under contract, and will discuss the parcel’s future with the town’s Board of Trustees tonight.

The 24.5-acre property, located on Highway 133 at the south end of town, came on the market in March after the Board of Trustees denied a residential development application submitted by a California developer.

The property is zoned commercial business park, and would have to be rezoned for the district to build a school or other facilities there.

“We are currently exploring whether this site would be suitable for a school site and whether the district could secure the financing necessary to purchase the property,” said Superintendent Fred Wall.

“The general fund operating budget, from which salaries, benefits and virtually all other operating expenses of the district are paid, will not be affected by this transaction,” he said.

He did not disclose the price.

Tonight’s other work session agenda item is discussion of a watershed agreement between the town and GSS Properties LLC.

GSS Properties owns ranch land above the town’s Nettle Creek water treatment plant. Last summer, erosion from a GSS construction project put silt into Nettle Creek, which in turn damaged the water plant and forced its closure for several hours.

Carbondale and GSS Properties have been in litigation ever since. As part of a settlement agreement, GSS Properties agreed to come up with a watershed management plan for the property, but has not yet done so to the town’s satisfaction.

Tonight’s work session starts at 7 p.m.

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