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Council to consider recycle center, Boomerang Lodge

Abigail Eagye

The Aspen City Council will take public comments tonight on a proposed recycling center on Rio Grande Place, next to the Aspen Skate Park.The proposal includes two structures laid out in an “L” shape to house recycling bins. The plan allows for lowering the buildings below street level to help blend in to the existing landscape, a curved “green” roof for one of the structures, glass-crete in lieu of concrete and, potentially, a gate to help minimize illegal dumping.Last week, council members were pleased with the environmental elements of the plan, but the center has garnered some opposition from members of the public who are concerned it will limit the city’s ability to expand the skatepark and who object to the height of the building and the location. Also on tonight’s agenda: First reading of an ordinance to approve redevelopment of the Boomerang Lodge at 500 W. Hopkins Ave; First reading of an ordinance to amend the city’s land-use code to allow for historical transferable development rights on lots less than 5,000 square feet in residential/multifamily zone districts; First reading of an ordinance to allow changes to the roof of the Lift One Condominiums at 131 E. Durant Ave.; First reading of an ordinance to approve the addition of one free-market unit and one affordable housing unit to the existing Ajax Mountain building at 520 E. Durant Ave.; A public hearing on planned redevelopment of the Hannah Dustin building at 300 S. Spring St.; A public hearing of proposed exemptions to the city’s current building moratorium. Suggested exemptions include temporary use permits, certain variances for single-family and duplex developments and improving accessibility of a building to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.The meeting begins at 5 p.m. at City Hall.Abigail Eagye’s e-mail address is

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