Plan Snowmass workshop identifies common goals
The Aspen Times
Connectivity, parking, open space and trails, employee housing and community versus resort — what do all of these ideas have in common?
They each crack the list of Snowmass residents’ top priorities for the town as identified at a Plan Snowmass workshop Tuesday.
The Plan Snowmass project seeks to update the town’s comprehensive plan and establish a communal vision for its future.
To help rewrite the plan, which is intended to help direct Snowmass Village with future growth, policymaking, development and funding, the town contracted the national firm Town Planning and Urban Design Collaborative LLC.
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On Tuesday, the town and the planning firm hosted two “visioning sessions” aimed at eliciting community members’ individual and shared concerns, thoughts and goals.
The event leaders divvied people into groups around a table with a large, laminated map of Snowmass Village and assigned everyone to indicate on the map the places they “love the most” as well as the areas that should or need to be improved.
Upon identifying and discussing common goals and concerns among each group, a representative from each group presented their top six themes before the room.
In addition to the collective priorities noted above, other values identified Tuesday include increasing the town’s vitality and activities, balancing chain stores and locally owned businesses, protecting Snowmass’ view planes, improving the town’s entryway appearance and introducing some type of “community gathering space,” conference center or multi-purpose facility.
For more information on Snowmass’ comprehensive plan, visit http://www.plan snowmass.com and check out next week’s edition of the Snowmass Sun for a more in-depth look into Plan Snowmass.
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