Open houses begin for Basalt bond measure

Aug 17, 2016

The Basalt River Park design has drawn criticism from citizens who say it doesn't reflect their needs for the public land. Open houses regarding the funding for the project begin Thursday.

The first in a series of public open houses regarding the Town of Basalt’s controversial River Park begins tonight.

The Council has yet to approve a bond measure that would appear on the ballot in this November’s election. Residents would be asked to allow the town to take on $9.425 million in debt, so it can build out what’s being called the Basalt River Park on the Pan and Fork Parcel.

Recent conceptual drawings of the publicly-owned space have drawn criticism, as has the growing price tag.

Tonight’s open house will include information about the project, including costs and the terms of the bond repayment. Comment cards will be collected and the feedback will be presented to the Town Council prior to its final decision on whether the proposal should go to voters.


Tonight's meeting is from 6 to 8 p.m. in Basalt Town Hall. Five additional open houses are scheduled for this month.