This month, Rebuild by Design and the City of Boulder brought together experts in housing, water, energy, finance, and social services to create a resident-centered, resilient community design process. These experts, along with residents of the Ponderosa community, assisted the city in uncovering the feasibility of different ownership models and potential infrastructure development to transform the area into a model for developing a resilient, affordable, and sustainable manufactured home site in Colorado and beyond.
The Ponderosa Mobile Home Park, is a site that represents a confluence of these resilience challenges. One of the most affordable sites in Boulder, the Park sits in the 100-year floodplain, with a small share in the 500-year floodplain. The residents, a mix of different ethnicities and incomes, are dedicated to keeping their homes affordable while receiving a much needed upgraded infrastructure investment.