Club’s redevelopment will benefit community |

Club’s redevelopment will benefit community

Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to Mayor Mick Ireland and member of Aspen City Council.

Dear Editor:

I have an interesting perspective that is developing as I pursue the opportunity to tell the story of “modern” Aspen – as we explore the economic and social drivers that have impacted our community. It seems to me that having a diversity of resources that support a tourist economy will prove to be the best way to stabilize our community and I believe that the Aspen Club is an important piece of this puzzle.

The Club, and Michael Fox, have demonstrated a continuing sense of community offering access for local charities and individuals to make use of the facilities when needed – the generosity is indicative of a deep commitment to be a responsible participating member of the Aspen family. The proposed plan is in keeping with this commitment, in my opinion, offering an opportunity for prosperity in the wholesome sense of the word for the staff, the Club and the community.

I know this will open a can of worms that I am likely unprepared to defend, but I still want to say that I believe we have an obligation to try to help our committed long-time individual businesses flourish – to thrive rather than wither under restrictions. There is nothing wrong with the current proposal the Aspen Club has on the table – it is thoughtful and progressive and deserves your support.

Georgia Hanson


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