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Basalt housing proposal advances

Aspen Times Staff Report
Aspen, CO Colorado

BASALT ” A project designed to add a significant number of units to Basalt’s mix of affordable housing earned a recommendation for approval in the second round of the town’s review process Tuesday night.

The Basalt Planning and Zoning Commission voted 5-0 to recommend preliminary plan approval for the Stott’s Mill project. The project will be reviewed by the Town Council in about a month or so, according to Town Manager Bill Efting. The planning commission advises the council on land use matters.

Stott’s Mill already received sketch plan approval from both the council and planning commission in the first round of the town government review.

The project is located between the Southside subdivision and Basalt High School. Brikor Development LLP has proposed 110 housing units. The mix would include 56 single-family homes on small lots that would limit the house sizes to an average of about 2,200 square feet; seven larger lots for single-family homes; and 47 multi-family units.

The developers would use a combination of deed restrictions on some units and requirements that initial sales of remaining units go to full-time valley residents in an effort to try to keep the project affordable. The developers also commited to build a 3,000-square-foot daycare center which would be dedicated to the town.

The project was not subject to a moratorium approved by the Town Council in June. Any project that had first-round approval was allowed to continue in the review process.


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