Suit filed against Residences at Little Nell |

Suit filed against Residences at Little Nell

Aspen Times Staff ReportAspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN Neighbors of the under-construction Residences at Little Nell have filed a recent lawsuit claiming their 16,000-square-foot, $14.5-million home on Aspen Mountain was damaged.Joel D. Tauber and his family, of Michigan, sued Aug. 15 through a Denver attorney, claiming that ongoing construction at the base of Aspen Mountain is shaking their home, causing part of the foundation to subside, floors to slope and damage to windows and doors.Construction on the Residences at Little Nell, a $380-million fractional-interest condo build at the base of the mountain, began in the spring of 2005.And since then, the nine-bedroom Tauber home, which sits just up the slope from the construction project near Gondola Plaza, has been damaged, the suit says.The complaint states that unless there is immediate lateral support to the home, there will be further and irreparable damage, and new building codes would not allow the family to rebuild.The Taubers are asking for compensation and a mandatory injunction on construction of the Residences.The Taubers listed in their suit the Deleware-based The Residences at Little Nell Development, LLC, as well as Swinerton Builders of California, Bill Poss and Associates Architecture and Planning, P.C., of California, and KL&A, Inc. also of California, as well as 25 individuals of unknown residence, presumably subcontractors.