No Aspen council meetings this week
November 19, 2012
ASPEN – The Aspen City Council will take a Thanksgiving-week break. There are no work sessions or other public meetings scheduled between today and Friday, officials said.
Council members will return to their meeting room in the basement of Aspen City Hall, 130 S. Galena St., at 5 p.m. on Nov. 26 for a regular meeting. One item that might be on the agenda for that meeting is a revision to a lodge and townhouse development on South Aspen Street near Aspen Mountain’s Lift 1A.
In October, developer ASV Aspen Street Owners LLC floated a proposal tha called for three separate buildings in the vicinity of Juan and South Aspen streets between Dean and Gilbert. One building would serve as an 84,000-square-foot, 76-room lodge. Two other buildings would contain 35 free-market condominiums, each with a lock-off unit for short-term rentals.
Aspen council members generally expressed displeasure over the size of the project and the relatively small number of hotel rooms. They asked the developer to come back in November with a changes to the plan.
The location has been the subject of community debate and development plans for many years and formerly was known as the Lodge at Aspen Mountain property.