Time for town to help Base Village progress | AspenTimes.com

Time for town to help Base Village progress

Snowmass sales tax levels are the best they ever have been, and the town is poised to have another record-breaking summer by hosting some of the largest group events that Snowmass has ever seen. The black cloud that had previously lingered over Snowmass Village has lifted, and there is a great future of vibrancy and lively family-activity fun ahead of us. Now is not the time to stop forward progress in Base Village.

Related Colorado made a substantial investment and settled ownership of Base Village in 2012, all of which has helped to stabilize the real estate market and commerce in general in Snowmass Village. The sale of more than 60 condominiums at the Viceroy Snowmass Residences in the past year proves that people want to spend their free time here and have decided to make Snowmass their primary ski and summer destination.

In last year’s town survey, moving forward and completing Base Village was one of the community’s leading desires for both full-time and part-time residents. The responsibility for moving the process forward falls on both the developer and the town of Snowmass Village and its residents.

It is in the best interests of the community to move forward and complete Base Village in a timely fashion so that Snowmass gets the new public and private infrastructure it requires to remain competitive. Now is the time for the Snowmass Village Town Council to support and facilitate the forward progress in Base Village. Our local economic recovery and overall viability require it in order to secure our place among the best ski resorts in North America.

Garrett Reuss

Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty

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