Redevelopment plan in works for Aspen’s Crandall Building
October 21, 2009
ASPEN – Rowland+Broughton Architecture and Urban Design, the local firm working with developer Austin Lawrence and Partners on the renovation and addition of the Crandall Building will present conceptual drawings and plans of the project at an open house Thursday from 4:30 to 7 p.m.
The project is scheduled for Historic Preservation Commission conceptual review on Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 5 p.m.
With respect to the late local architect Thomas W. Benton, the renovation of the Crandall Building (where Sandy’s Office Supply is located) will modernize the early 1970s building, bringing it to 21st century standards, while considering appropriate scale, mass and character, according to designers.
The existing circular windows will be retained and current siding is to be resurfaced to respect the building’s original look upon its completion in 1973. Upgrades to the mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems to environmental systems will be designed to maximize efficiency.
A third level residential space of 2,500 square feet will be added to the building, converting the commercial building to mixed use.