The Phillips Mobile Home Park has provided affordable housing options in the Woody Creek/Old Snowmass area since the 1960s. The Phillips family purchased the property for farming and in the 1960s turned some of the property into a mobile home park. Since that time, it has provided essential housing options in the county and has been an asset to our community.
When the Phillips family was ready to sell the property, Pitkin County stepped in to help preserve the valuable community asset. The county purchased the Phillips Mobile Home Park property, approximately 65 acres of land on both sides of the Roaring Fork River, in early 2018 from the Phillips family for $6.5 million. The purchase was accomplished by using funds from the county’s Employee Housing Impact Fee. The property was desirable to the county as an addition to its affordable housing inventory as well as the three large irrigated fields that benefit from significant water rights and access to both sides of the Roaring Fork River. The county intends to incorporate the inventory of affordable housing units into it employee housing program.