|Aspen News - 11-29|
City Council puts hold on demolition of Little Annie’s
City Council will review the Historic Preservation Commission’s decision to allow demolition Little Annie’s Restaurant before allowing it to proceed. Although HPC is the final authority on the demolition, council has the ability to “call up” the decision and reverse it if it finds that the HPC acted outside of its jurisdiction or abused its discretion.
Aspen Core Ventures is proposing a 31,739-square-foot building in place of the Benton Building and Little Annie’s and the dirt parking lot on the corner of Hunter Street and Hyman Avenue.
Downsized Lift One back before Council
Developers of the proposed Lift One Lodge are before City Council this month, seeking permission to build a 77,000-square-foot lodge with 22 fractional units that can be broken off into 84 separate smaller rooms. The plan also calls for five free-market condos.
The latest iteration of the application, which was first submitted in 2006, has one restaurant instead of the two, and the size of the underground parking garage has been cut in half to 100 spaces. It includes relocation of the Skiers Chalet Lodge to Willoughby park, where it will serve as a ski history museum, and provides for right of way through the property so skiers and snowboarders can reach Deane Street.
The developers are seeking to exceed land use code caps on height for some portions of lodge.
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Westin takes over management of Silvertree
The new owners of the Silvertree Hotel have tapped Westin International to run the facility, which will be renamed as the Westin Snowmass Resort.
David Wasserman, principal of the ownership group that bought the Silvertree, the Wildwood Lodge and the Snowmass Conference Center for $42 million in June, expects the new brand to drive convention business and convince more tourists to stay in Snowmass.
Base Village foreclosure sale rescheduled, again
The Base Village foreclosure sale has been rescheduled for Nov. 16. The latest postponement will have no impact on day-to-day management of Base Village, including the Viceroy Snowmass Hotel, commercial operations, condominium sales, homeowner associations and special districts.