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Just what Aspen needed

Dear Editor:

I would like to express my thanks to the Aspen City Council’s recent approvals and their ability to listen and act according to the wishes of the people. Preservation of Little Annie’s Eating House and the Benton Building helps maintain the special charm and history of Aspen’s inner core.

The approval of the Lift One development area will bring life and vitality back to this “dead zone.” That once beautiful and vibrant corner of our town has sat enveloped in cyclone fencing, orange tape and depressed abandonment far too long.

Along with the council members, there have been many professionals who have spent countless hours working toward better ideas and compromise regarding the future of these important sites. There have also been countless citizens who have made the effort to speak out and communicate their support for these decisions.

Anyhow, a big thank-you to everybody who played a role in making Aspen a better place for all of us.

Margaret Wilson Reckling