Letter: Paradise lost with Base2 project

Over the past several weeks there have been many comments and articles written both for and against the Base2 lodge. We own directly behind the Conoco station and will be directly impacted by the oversized building proposed for that lot.

We bought in Aspen several years ago with plans on remodeling and spending more time out here as our children leave home. We bought into the Aspen dream and all that pertains to it. My husband and I would have never bought 117 N. Monarch St. had we known there was a potential for a building to be built that is over twice size of what variances allow. The proposed building has no on-site parking, and I am concerned that my three parking spaces will be used by hotel guests or vendors, the sunlight that won’t reach my back yard, and the noise from a building that has little setbacks intruding on what we thought was our little piece of West End paradise.

I wonder what will occur when we ask for variances on our remodel? Will we too be exempt from any rules and ordinances?

Heidi Fezza

Osprey, Florida