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Park Avenue sitting empty

Dear Editor:

The new owners of Park Avenue Apartments, a group of investors partnered with the Aspen Pitkin County Housing Authority, are apparently not all that concerned with helping local employees find housing. Currently, the group of investors would rather let many bedrooms at the complex remain empty so they don’t have to include those tenants in the first right of refusal when they tear the place down.

Even more disturbing is that the Aspen/Pitkin County Housing Authority also seems to condone this practice. This begs the question, “How much does the Housing Authority really care about local employees?” If it’s all about the money, just say so. Don’t paint yourself as heroes creating 22 employee housing units, in who knows how many years, when there are bedrooms and units available right now and you’re letting them sit empty.

Maurie Wolff

Aspen