Moratorium is extended |

Moratorium is extended

Aspen Times Staff Report

Pitkin County has extended its temporary moratorium on rezoning and code changes that would accommodate development within the Highway 82 and Rio Grande railroad corridors.

The original moratorium was put into effect Nov. 18, 1998 and expired Nov. 17, 1999. The moratorium was intended to allow the completion of major regional-planning efforts before the approval of any more development within the two corridors.

Master plans being drafted include the Aspen Area Community Plan and the Corridor Investment Study, or CIS – an assessment which will recommend where transit stops should be, among other things, along the former rail corridor.

The moratorium was extended until Jan. 31, 2000, pending the completion of the final version of the CIS.

Affected are all areas within a half-mile to either side of Highway 82 and a half-mile on either side of the railroad corridor in unincorporated Pitkin County. The moratorium does not affect the right of landowners to apply for permits and approvals to use their land within existing zoning and regulations.

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