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Dear Editor:

It appears that some proponents of the Aspen Club expansion would like to cast that project as an extension of the principles upon which Walter and Elizabeth Paepcke founded modern Aspen. While it seems ludicrous to compare the Aspen Club to the Wheeler and The Aspen Institute, the comparison is at least half true. The enduring principle that the Aspen Club redevelopment represents is that of doing everything humanly possible to squeeze every single penny out of every square inch of the city of Aspen and Pitkin County. This is, in and of itself, not necessarily an evil thing.

If you like what Aspen has become by indulging that approach (and plenty of people do) then there’s no problem. Others would simply like to see the spirit of the project given its proper name. I, for one, have to wonder why Aspen and Pitkin County even bother with zoning.

Michael Cleverly

Woody Creek


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