Five designs for Burlingame to go on display
Five proposed designs for Aspen’s Burlingame Ranch affordable housing project will go on display next week in the Pitkin County Library meeting room.Design teams chosen by the City Council to take part in a design/build competition for Burlingame will put models of their plans for the housing project on display starting Wednesday, Oct. 13. The exhibit will also be available for the public to see on Oct. 18, Oct. 20 and Oct. 25 during library hours.The public is encouraged to check out the displays and fill out comment cards to offer their input on the proposed designs.The design teams are: Shaw Poss DHM, Fenton Construction, Amako Parkhill-Ivins, Jonathon Rose Companies and Bald Mountain Development.On Tuesday, Oct. 19, from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., each of the teams will make 75-minute presentations to the City Council in council chambers at City Hall. The public is welcome at the presentations, but the council will not be taking any public comment until its meeting on Monday, Oct. 25.Burlingame Ranch was the subject of an August 2000 special election, when a preannexation agreement with neighboring ranch owners that outlined plans for the housing project was approved by voters.Up to 330 units are envisioned on the site, north of the Maroon Creek Club and east of Deer Hill, with roughly 110 lots and homes slated for the first phase. All of the homes will be sale units, deed-restricted as affordable housing for qualified Pitkin County workers.Construction of the first phase is expected next summer, though opponents of the project are currently circulating petitions with the hope of sending Burlingame back to the ballot box.
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New for-sale affordable housing at Burlingame Ranch is expected to be ready occupancy in 2022.