Although Roslyn clings to its coal-mining and timber cutting past, its future will be quite different. As many as 3,000 expensive residences are planned for the immediate area, potentially overwhelming the old town’s population. Forests once owned and managed by Plum Creek Timber Company have been sold to two development companies, which are in the process of developing an extensive golf course community with houses and condominiums on the boundary of Roslyn; the new community is called Suncadia. This bellwether change is expected to adversely affect many small communities similar to Roslyn over the next decades as development property and areas with strong character become more desirable.

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