|Aspen Walk back in play|
Aspen City Council put off a final decision on the proposed Aspen Walk residential development, urging a new architect on the project to further reduce its size. The latest plan calls for 14 free-market condos and 11 affordable housing units in a three-building complex to replace decades-old apartments at 414 Park Ave. and 404 Park Circle. The property is currently in receivership and new architects from Cottle Carr Yaw are working with a court appointed receiver to gain approval.
The receiver said a revised proposal would be ready for a Feb. 27 vote. A foreclosure sale is expected in March.
Unit owners sue developers at Dancing Bear
The homeowners association at the Dancing Bear Lodge on Durant Ave. is suing the project's developer and a prospective buyer over ownership of a wine room and two employee units.
Council splits on AACP hearings
With a 3-2 vote, Aspen City Council members Torre, Derek Johnson and Adam Frisch rejected pleas from planning and zoning commissioners to adopt the Aspen Area Community Plan as written. Several members of both the city and county planning boards signed a letter calling for adoption without further revision.
In explaining his position, Johnson said the community expects to be able to comment before it is adopted. Public hearings in the coming weeks will weigh various aspects of the plan and consider amendments suggested by city planning staff.
X Games attendance down 5 percent
Attendance at this year’s Winter X Games totaled 108,000 this year, down 5 percent from last year’s total of 114,200. Saturday was the busiest day, with 45,000 people coming to the games.
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