In 2020, the Town’s Master Plan identified the Midland Avenue streetscape as a priority project that would ensure continued commercial vitality in Downtown. In November of 2021, the Basalt Forward 2030 initiative passed via citizen vote and authorized the Town to utilize bond proceeds to revitalize Midland Avenue’s streetscape and update utilities.
The design team worked throughout 2022 to create concepts, gain community feedback, and produce construction documents. Phase I of the project went under construction in the spring of 2023.
The Town has broken the Basalt River Park development into 2 phases.
Phase 1 of the Park installation project included utility installation, grading, hardscape installation (concrete plaza), and temporary erosion control to close out the site for the winter and to prepare for the next phase. This phase was completed in 2021.
Phase 2 will include the finishing of the park with final landscaping, play and shade structures, and misting features. This phase was completed in 2022.
Phase 3 will include the construction of the restroom, bus top, and bandshell in the spring and summer of 2023.
A rendering of the Basalt River Park and neighboring private development can be seen below.
Basalt River Park Development - Private Development
The private development south of Two Rivers Road, and west of Basalt River Park includes the following projects and timelines:
Phase 1 Townhomes on Two Rivers Road – August 2021 to November 2022 (complete)
Free Range Restaurant – July 2021 to December 2021 (complete)
Phase 2 Townhomes & Gallery building – September 2021 to summer 2023
A rendering of this complete development is pictured above.
Two Rivers Road
This project is for the development of all of the Two Rivers Road improvements associated with the Basalt River Park and Basalt River Park Development. This includes, a reconfiguration of the parking, sidewalks, drainage improvements, and the addition of chicanes and crosswalks similar to the improvements that exist adjacent to the River Center and RMI.
The project and was substantially completed in 2022.