Herald Covers Pine River Commons Ground-Breaking

The ground-breaking ceremony for the Pine River Commons, a 66-unit affordable housing project in northeast Bayfield, marked a significant step towards addressing the community’s need for affordable workforce housing. LPEDA is proud to be a part of this initiative, demonstrating our commitment to fostering sustainable and accessible housing solutions.
The project at 2107 Bayfield Parkway is spearheaded by Charlie Albert, founder of Bayfield Haga LLC, in collaboration with several key stakeholders. Charlie’s vision is to provide quality homes priced for the workforce, with LPEDA’s support in grant applications through the Colorado Department of Housing. The aim is to make homeownership a reality for the area’s workforce, contributing to the overall well-being of our community.
Bayfield Mayor and LPEDA Board member Ashleigh Tarkington highlighted the Pine River Commons as a significant asset for the community, addressing a critical concern for affordable housing. LPEDA’s collaboration with the town of Bayfield, the Bayfield Board of Trustees, and the project team demonstrates our collective effort to make this vision a reality.
Brad Blake of Bayfield Haga LLC expressed gratitude for LPEDA’s assistance in navigating the challenges of planning developments alongside local governments. This collaboration underscores LPEDA’s dedication to supporting projects that align with our mission of economic development and community enhancement.
The Pine River Commons is not just a housing project; it’s a testament to the power of collaboration and community-driven initiatives. We invite you to read the full article by Christian Burney in the Durango Herald to learn more about LPEDA’s role in this transformative project.