Fourth contractor files lein against Related WestPac |

Fourth contractor files lein against Related WestPac

Pete Fowler
Glenwood Springs correspondent
Aspen, CO Colorado

GLENWOOD SPRINGS ” An international design firm is the fourth contractor to file a lien against the Cattle Creek Colorado property this month, bringing the developers’ alleged unpaid debt up to about $412,000.

The planned development’s principal contractor, Hart Howerton, Ltd., of San Francisco, Calif., filed a lien Thursday saying River Bend Colorado, LLC, owes $205,625 for work on Related WestPac’s proposed Cattle Creek Colorado development.

The Hart Howerton financial officer who signed the lien couldn’t be immediately reached. A Related WestPac executive did not immediately return a phone message Friday afternoon. But a spokesperson reportedly said Wednesday that Related WestPac is working to pay vendors.

“Hart Howerton has designed complete environments in many different cultural and natural settings throughout the world,” Hart Howerton says on its website. “The places we create range from conservation communities set in land preserves to all-seasonal resort destinations, urban villages, town centers and cityscapes, and private residences and estates.”

Snowmass Village base developer Related WestPac and River Bend Colorado share a business connection and own property near the Cattle Creek area between Glenwood Springs and Carbondale, on which they hope to build more than 1,000 homes. Both companies are based in Delaware.

Bluegreen, Inc., of Aspen, filed a lien March 11 saying the developers owe it $105,693. Eagle-based 8140 Partners, LLC filed a lien March 13 saying it’s owed $92,666. Tuttle Surveying Services, Inc., of Glenwood Springs, filed a lien Monday saying it’s owed around $8,000.

One of the contractors said the developers had been really good about paying until the end of last year.

The Garfield County Planning Commission recently granted developers a request to postpone discussion of the Cattle Creek Colorado application until July 22. The plans are in the second of four phases of the county’s planning approval process.

At least two other development plans have failed at the Cattle Creek property.

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