The Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) wants to see the $5 million bond approved by Basalt voters in November and they’re also lobbying hard for a riverside hotel in downtown Basalt. The bond issue is part of Basalt’s relocation efforts to move residents of the Pan and Fork Mobile Home Park out of harms way of river flooding threats and to develop the area into a park and commercial area. And as the Institute has a contract to buy the land adjacent to the Pan and Fork site to build a 14-15,000 sq ft ‘deep-green’ headquarters, a hotel is important to house RMI conferencees, dignitaries and guests as well as being good for Basalt’s downtown commercial market.
Link to article By Scott Condon, Sept. 23, 2013 AT
The RMI site is in middle of photo between the Pan and Fork Mobile Home Park and the small pond.