Letter: Private hotels aren’t a public concern | AspenTimes.com

Letter: Private hotels aren’t a public concern

Private hotels aren’t a public concern

In regard to Mark Hunt’s variance requests, Hunt and his secret investors are asking that the people of Aspen waive his requirement to provide 25 off-street parking spaces while also including a height variance from 39 feet to 43 feet. On affordable housing, Hunt has requested that the city waive mitigation requirements for 1.97 full-time employees. And the icing on the cake: Hunt is asking for about $40,000 in impact-fee waivers.

Why are we as residents subsidizing these unnamed crony capitalists from Chicago?

The mayor says we need more affordable hotel rooms, and yet there exists a one-word solution: Airbnb.com.

Sandy Mulcahy

Fort Worth, Texas, and Basalt


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