Aspen City Council calls up Hunt properties for review |

Aspen City Council calls up Hunt properties for review

Erica Robbie
The Aspen Times

Two Mark Hunt-owned properties will seek final review from the Historic Preservation Commission following Monday night’s Aspen City Council meeting.

In two 4-1 votes, the council approved call-up for the 6,000-square-foot lot at 305 S. Mill St., where the Popcorn Wagon, Grey Lady and Jimmy’s Bodega are located, as well as the 15,000-square-foot Bidwell building on 434 E. Cooper Ave., which houses Kemo Sabe, Ryno’s Pub & Pizzeria restaurant and a few other tenants. Councilman Bert Myrin dissented in both votes.

Hunt’s plans for the properties include demolition of the Bidwell Building and a significant renovation and expansion of the Mill Street lot.

Both properties require review from the Historic Preservation Commission because of their Commercial Core Historic District location.

The Historic Preservation Commission approved major development, conceptual commercial-design review and view-plane review of both buildings Oct. 1.

Final exterior details of Hunt’s newly proposed structures, including lights, fixtures and finishes, will be looked at during the Historic Preservation Commission final review of the properties, City Attorney Jim True said.

The date for the Historic Preservation Commission’s final review of both properties has not yet been set.

Also at Monday night’s meeting, the council voted to call up the 9,000-square-foot Hotel Lenado at 200 S. Aspen St.


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