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Posted on: May 14, 2019

Regional housing report shows problem to be valley wide

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The results of a valley-wide analysis of affordable housing needs, which projects a shortfall of 5,700 units by the late 2020s, will be presented Tuesday evening at the Pitkin County Library.

Data was collected and analyzed by consultants from Economic & Planning Systems and RRC Associates throughout the last year. The analysis encompassed a T-shaped geographical region, an area the report refers to as the Greater Roaring Fork Region (GRFR). It runs along Highway 82 from Aspen to Glenwood Springs, including Redstone and Marble, and along Interstate 70 from Parachute to Eagle.

The report highlights the lack of affordable housing throughout the valley, the high number of commuters and the aging workforce as key takeaways threatening the area’s livability. While these are not surprising conclusions, this study assembles trends about the valley’s many communities and government boundaries all in one place.

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