Aspen seeks input on Lift One plan
Aspen, CO Colorado
ASPEN ” Aspen Mountain’s west side and residents throughout the city are being asked to participate in developing a master plan for the Lift 1A area.
Applications for the Lift One Task Force are available and are being accepted until 4 p.m. Friday, March 14.
Meetings currently are scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Thursday, April 1 through Sept. 1. Lunch will be provided.
In order to be considered for membership, applicants must be able to comply completely with the following regulations:
– Attendance at all meetings is mandatory.
– There will be no “stand-ins,” proxies, or proxy voting of any kind.
– Task force members are expected to be able to make decisions during meetings.
Access to a computer, printer and the Internet is required. Information such as minutes, handouts and supplemental materials will only be accessed from the city of Aspen website.
Applicants also are required to have an open mind, according to city officials.
“This process is about determining a long-term vision for the neighborhood that we can be proud of,” said Community Development director Chris Bendon. “Our hope is to achieve, to the best extent possible, the goals of all involved.”
The task force is part of what’s known as the COWOP process (Convenience and Welfare of the Public). The same process was used to plan Obermeyer Place near Rio Grande Park.
The Aspen City Council will consider a roster of 22 task force members, including a handful of city officials, area landowners, neighbors and affected parties.
Over the years, city officials have looked at the neighborhood in piecemeal fashion, taking it one building application at a time. It’s hoped that it will become a well-functioning “second portal” to Aspen’s flagship mountain.
To apply, visit http://www.aspenpitkin.com/depts/41, or call 429-2751.
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