Sopris Chase review postponed |

Sopris Chase review postponed

Aspen Times Staff ReportAspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN A proposal to amend the Pitkin County land-use code to enable a Basalt-area project to go through the countys review process has been put on hold at the request of the applicant.The amendment, which was proposed by developer David Fiore after his Sopris Chase project failed to gain traction with Basalt elected officials, has been tabled by the countys Planning and Zoning Commission until Aug. 5. It was to be reviewed on June 17 in Aspen, after already having been postponed once.Fiore asked that the meeting be postponed because of flooding concerns at a Basalt trailer park he owns. Fiore, who owns a 25-acre parcel adjacent to the Basalt High School on the south side of Highway 82, has been trying to use the land to build replacement housing for tenants in the Roaring Fork Mobile Home Park, which Fiore also owns. The Roaring Fork park, as well as the nearby Pan & Fork Mobile Home Park, is situated in the Roaring Fork Rivers floodplain and frequently is threatened with or hit by inundation from spring runoff.But the Basalt Town Council, which has publicly stated that the relocation of the trailer park is of high priority, has specifically declined to include Fiores parcel within the towns urban growth boundary, the line outside of which Basalt hopes to avoid urban-style growth and development.Fiore hopes to convince the county to review and approve his project, under certain provisions in both the county and town codes.