A group of mid-valley residents has had it with Eagle County. Our Valley Our Voice wants Basalt, Willits and El Jebel to join neighboring Pitkin County. Leaving one county to join another, it turns out, is no easy task.
The Roaring Fork Valley Regional Planning Commission agreed to an updated version of the Mid-Valley Area Community Plan Thursday night. This is the document which guides land-use decisions in the part of Eagle County around Basalt.
This past Monday, Eagle County Commissioners voted two to one to approve the Tree Farm project. This ends a long, drawn-out and, frankly, bitter process for the 43-acre development across Highway 82 from Whole Foods.
The Tree Farm development in the mid-valley has been the subject of fierce debate, particularly over the last several months. Eagle County’s commissioners are nearing a decision, which could come at the meeting on Monday night.