Weinerstube proposal on hold
December 4, 2007
ASPEN ” The redevelopers of the Weinerstube building got a reprieve Monday night from the Aspen City Council, which was set to deny the application.
Instead, the council allowed the building’s owners and their planners to go back to the drawing board and come up with a new proposal that includes a building that isn’t as large and fits in the character of the neighborhood more appropriately.
Stan Clauson, the planner for the project, agreed to presenting a new plan on Jan. 28 when the council will review the proposal. Council members want the building to be smaller and commercial space to be put in the basement.
The Weinerstube restaurant currently occupies 5,595 square feet in the 18,000-square-foot lot, which includes the parking lot next door.
The building owners have approval to redevelop the parcel with 17,781 square feet of net leasable space, 12 affordable housing units in 12,684 square feet and six free-market units in 12,758 square feet.
The redevelopment proposed a three-story building, with affordable retail space facing the alley in the back where the affordable housing would be located. The lease with Weinerstube would last for 10 years, as part of the agreement with the building’s owners.