Mark the date | AspenTimes.com
YOUR AD HERE »

Mark the date

Dear Editor:Good news! Finally, I think the confusion can be cleared up as to whether Burlingame affordable housing has been approved and maybe the name calling can stop.But before I break the news, I think some of your readers need to sit down with their cup of adrenaline so as not to spill a drop as they react when I write, contrary to what Aspen City Councilwoman Rachel Richards, County Commissioner Mick Ireland, the HOPE group and a group of letter writers have insisted, Burlingame affordable housing project has not been approved.Some people will ask how can I say this when the city started digging across environmentally sensitive Deer Hill to put in a dirt access road for Burlingame. The city entered into contracts for development. Didn’t we vote on this already? Isn’t Burlingame built already?I know it seems the Burlingame affordable housing has been approved already but the first public hearing where council is supposed to take public input before they make a decision on the Burlingame project is scheduled before Aspen City Council on April 25.The absolute truth of the matter is, in August 2000, voters approved for Aspen City Council to enter into a pre-annexation agreement which would set forth the conceptual terms and conditions for the annexation and land use of the Bar/X Ranch. Then, just like every other land-use application, the annexation and development would need to pass muster and go through the city’s public hearing process and land-use reviews before an approval is given.Mark the date on your calendars – April 25 – the first public hearing on the Burlingame affordable housing project.Toni KronbergAspen


Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Aspen and Snowmass Village make the Aspen Times’ work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.

For tax deductible donations, click here.
 

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User