Related WestPac faces liens at Cattle Creek |

Related WestPac faces liens at Cattle Creek

Pete Fowler
Glenwood Springs correspondent
Aspen, CO Colorado

GLENWOOD SPRINGS ” Three contractors have filed liens claiming they’re owed around $200,000 for work on a large development proposal between Glenwood Springs and Carbondale.

Bluegreen, Inc., of Aspen, filed a lien statement on March 11 naming Related WestPac LLC, River Bend Colorado LLC and the Doris M. Hunt Family Trust. Bluegreen says the total amount owed, including interest, is $105,693.

Bluegreen’s principal, Sheri Sanzone, said payments for design and planning work her firm has done on the Cattle Creek Colorado proposal started getting behind near the end of last year.

“They had been really good on paying up until the end of last year,” she said. “A lot of people are going through some tough times. We just want to make sure we’re operating wisely for our business.”

She said she’s not sure what the developers situation is or whether they’ve had a problem with financing.

“Indirectly, we’ve heard that they are working on getting all the consultants paid,” Sanzone said.

Requests for comment from the Snowmass Base Village developer Related WestPac, which has a connection with River Bend Colorado, were unsuccessful. Some of the buildings slated for construction at the Base Village have been put on hold due to a lack of financing.

An Eagle-based company called 8140 Partners LLC filed a lien naming River Bend Colorado on March 13. The subcontractor says it’s owed $92,666 for engineering work on the planned unit development for the Cattle Creek Colorado proposal. The owner did not wish to comment.

Tuttle Surveying Services, Inc., of Glenwood Springs, filed a lien Monday saying it’s owed about $8,000. The company’s president also didn’t wish to comment.

The Garfield County Planning Commission recently granted the developers a request to continue its application for Cattle Creek Colorado to July 22. The development proposal, for 180 acres of the 282-acre former Sanders Ranch property, contemplates more than 1,000 homes. It could take 10 years to build and would include new bus stops, a new stoplight on Highway 82, a recreation center, a gas station and land for an elementary school.

The 300 affordable housing units would go for $291,500 to $382,200, and the free-market for homes would go for $517,000 to $850,000, according to a plan submitted in October.

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