Letter: Lift 1A and Entrance to Aspen
Lift 1A: From what I can tell, the most important part of the Gorsuch application to the community at the moment is about bringing Lift 1A farther down the mountain. Due to your paper’s intensive reporting, we now know most of the history and what the current application is before the Planning and Zoning Commission. The exciting part is about what is to happen in the future.
The city staff, in its recent review, recommended that Gorsuch, in order to be approved, restudy its site plan to locate the ski-lift tower lower on the site, to connect the ski lift to a platter lift from Dean Street, to restudy the footprint of the building so skier access is not closed off from Aspen Street and to reconsider the skier return with its narrow dimensions and retaining walls on Norway.
Can’t wait until the Planning and Zoning Commission public hearing on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. in City Hall to learn more about how Gorsuch is going to come into compliance with the staff’s recommendation for approval.
Entrance to Aspen: Yup! It is going to get kick-started Thursday at 4 p.m. in Aspen City Hall at a public meeting when Pitkin County’s Brian Pettet and Aspen’s Randy Ready ask the Elected Officials Transportation Committee — composed of your elected officials in Pitkin County, Aspen and Snowmass — for funding to look at alternatives other than the rubber-tired solution, such as light rail or an aerial connection between the Brush Creek intercept lot and Aspen. What’s your opinion?
Please come to the meetings, and if not, write a letter to the editor or contact your elected official in Pitkin County, Snowmass and/or Aspen to voice your opinions on two of Aspen’s hot buttons.
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