Aspen moratorium gets extension

Staff report

The city’s freeze on development in commercial zone districts is set to continue for an extra 17 days.

By a 4-0 vote at a special meeting Tuesday, Aspen City Council agreed to extend the moratorium from its Feb. 28 expiration date to March 17. The council approved the first reading of the ordinance that seeks to extend the moratorium. It will be up for a second reading Jan. 23.

The decision was made to give the council more time as it entertains six ordinances that pertain to amending the city’s land-use code. The land-use code overhaul is intended to better match it with the Aspen Area Community Plan.

City Council meetings scheduled Jan. 23 and Jan. 30 will address the land-use code revisions.

Amendments to the city’s land-use code take effect 30 days following their adoption.


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