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Empire building

In-fill. Why? Aspen is an historic, horse and buggy, small town. It was laid out with 30 by 100 foot lots in gridiron blocks that are not suitable for adequate public off-street parking.

Highway 82 is reduced from four lanes to two lanes as it approaches town. Citizens choose the S-curve entrance instead of a Denver designed tunnel in the Marolt open space. Locals want Smuggler and Shadow Mountains to be kept from real estate development.

Why add more to a site that already has four motel remodels under way, with two new hotels planned and the Top of Mill Street being developed and the Obermeyer “messy vitality” project in design and when the Barbee land is still available?

In-fill isn’t city planning. It’s empire building by the City Hall bureaucracy.

Be Brave Comrades.



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