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Maroon Creek Bridge: House coming through!ASPEN Someone in Aspen is moving out – and taking the whole house.City of Aspen officials warn of traffic delays between 3 and 8:30 a.m. Sunday, June 3. while workers transport a house from just east of Aspen to Lazy Glen.Crews will roll the Mountain View Drive house along Cemetery Lane to Highway 82 and across the Maroon Creek Bridge on its way downvalley. Traffic will be able to pass the wide load on Highway 82, but traffic will stop for five minutes when the rolling house crosses the Maroon Creek Bridge.Colorado Department of Transportation spokeswoman Nancy Shanks estimated that the bridge closure would occur some time between 3 and 5 a.m.The work will also mean some noise disturbance at 3 a.m. for neighbors along Mountain View Drive, according to a news release from the city.State Patrol and pilot vehicles will escort the house along the route, and electronic signs will notify motorists along Highway 82. (Charles Agar)P&Z delays action on Roaring Fork LodgeGLENWOOD SPRINGS The Glenwood Springs Planning and Zoning Commission on Tuesday postponed action on the Roaring Fork Lodge development.However, some commission members voiced general support for the 149,582-square-foot proposal. They also noted that, despite some public opposition to it, it is permissible under the zoning at its proposed location at 27th Street and Midland Avenue.”Now is not the time to discuss the zoning. The zoning is in place, like it or not like it,” said commission member Bruce Barth.That being the case, the commission’s review is limited to more technical development aspects related to open space, landscaping, affordable housing and other requirements.The panel held off making recommendations to City Council at the request of city planning staff members, who said they hadn’t had time to review recent project revisions.The five-story development would include 68 hotel rooms, 40 condominiums, a restaurant and a 9,000-square-foot conference center. It has engendered strong feelings both for and against it, and planning commission members heard those feelings a handful of Glenwood residents expressed Tuesday night. (Glenwood Springs Post Independent)
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