The project is a collaboration among Habitat for Humanity Roaring Fork, Pitkin County and the Roaring Fork School District. Twenty-seven units will be constructed behind Basalt High School in three phases. They will be sold to qualifying families at below-market prices.
Scott Gilbert, president of our local Habitat chapter, is particularly pleased with Basalt Vista because it will be a model for energy-efficient construction and operation. It’s a net-zero project, producing as much power as it consumes. The project is giving people hope that they can not only remain in the valley, but also own their home, Gilbert said. Many teachers have been resigned to the fact that they probably wouldn’t make enough to make home ownership an option.
We live by the words, “community building community” and we are delighted that the Basalt Vista Project helps us do exactly that.