Affordable rental project takes next step

Mar 7, 2017

The results of a public outreach campaign regarding new affordable rental housing in Aspen are in and on display as of Wednesday.

A mock up of new rentals planned for 488 Castle Creek Road, superimposed in front of the current environment.

The Aspen Housing Partnership is tasked with developing housing complexes near the “S” curves, the hospital and at the base of Smuggler Mountain. More than 200 members of the public gave comment during initial open houses in January.

The majority of the public agreed that all three of the city-owned properties should be rezoned to allow for residential development. The most controversial site is on West Main Street, next to the Bavarian Condominiums. The residents of those subsidized for-sale units are worried about the change to the neighborhood that increased traffic would cause.

Data from the initial open houses and updated plans will be on display Wednesday at the Limelight Hotel from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m.