Affordable housing, childcare, climate change, and traffic congestion. Aspen Skiing Company’s (Ski Co) newest employee housing project aims to address all of these issues — and hopefully, provide people the opportunity for a great quality of life.
It was Memorial Day weekend 2021 when tenants' keys began to unlock the doors of the brand-new apartment-style units located at Willits Town Center in Basalt. The Hub at Willits is a 53,000-square-foot apartment complex with 43 units and a total of 150 beds. The energy-efficient building is designed to offer 35 units to Ski Co employees and eight units to non-Ski Co employees who are licensed childcare workers in the area. It is also the first ever modern multi-family building in Colorado that is completely electric, and is centrally located in the Valley near public transportation and amenities like grocery stores, restaurants and entertainment options such as the new Arts Campus at Willits being built just next door.