Clark’s Market plan scrapped |

Clark’s Market plan scrapped

Charles Agar
The Aspen Times
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN ” Developers have scrapped their proposal to build a 25,000-square-foot commercial/residential building on the parking lot near Clark’s Market.

In a letter sent to city staff on July 2, planner Sunny Vann of Vann Associates wrote that site constraints did now allow enough parking and that his client, Puppy Smith LLC, was withdrawing its application.

Neither Vann nor property owner Tony Mazza could not be reached for comment Thursday.

The multiuse development, which was proposed for the corner of Puppy Smith and Mill streets, had come under fire from nearby retailers worried about parking.

Despite plans for additional underground parking spaces, the proposed development would have nearly halved public parking for customers ” from 112 spaces to 60 in the busy lot in front of Clark’s Market.

At a June 9 Aspen City Council meeting, grocery store owner Tom Clark said, “I really, really don’t agree with this project.”

And other neighbors in the Trueman Neighborhood Commercial Project, the official name for the 1970s-era retail building that includes Clark’s Market and Ace Hardware, also spoke out against the project.

At the June meeting, Vann requested a continuance to work on the application, but last week he withdrew the application in a letter submitted to Jason Lasser, special projects planner with the city’s Community Development Department.

In his letter, Vann promised to be at the City Council meeting on July 14 to answer any questions.

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