Benedict Commons provides a housing option for local workers in one of the most expensive communities in the country, Aspen. The units will remain affordable in perpetuity. This multi-family residential development has a surprisingly high density of almost 90 units per acre, but was designed to look like a collection of individual dwellings, with architecture reflective of Aspen’s history. The buildings surround a sunny central courtyard and were constructed above an underground parking garage. Benedict Commons’ location in downtown Aspen encourages walking and bicycling to work—in contrast to the long and cost-prohibitive commutes that many resort community employees must make. The development utilizes recycled building materials and has several other green features.