Letter: Midvalley math | AspenTimes.com

Letter: Midvalley math

Let’s all do the math. Four hundred units at Ace Lane’s Tree Farm. One hundred eighty new residences proposed for the Scotts Mill project in Basalt. And last but not least, there’s humanitarian Keith Ehlers and his big investment firm from out of state that wants 98 homes across from Blue Lake so that teachers, firemen and police, as he puts it, can find a place to live. Keith, I’m going to personally nominate you for the Nobel Peace Prize. If my math is correct, that’s 696 units under review for the midvalley. Come on, man — I know there have to be a couple of more greedy developers out there; let’s go for 1,000 new units! With the Eagle County Planning Commission, which has never seen a development it didn’t like, your chance for approval is excellent. People, don’t let these greedheads destroy our valley. Come to the Eagle County Building in El Jebel from 4 till 6 p.m. today, and voice your opinion.

Tom O’Keefe

El Jebel

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Aspen and Snowmass Village make the Aspen Times’ work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User

Letter to the Editor

Proposed changes would impact Aspen home values

Attention, residential property owners! The city of Aspen is currently working on updating its housing mitigation fees and regulations for residential properties which will dramatically, from $60,000 to $474,000 in typical example, increase housing mitigation…

See more