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Jazz Aspen Snowmass Looks To Partner With City Of Aspen

Jun 18, 2018

Jazz Aspen Snowmass
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On Tuesday night, Jazz Aspen Snowmass CEO and President Jim Horowitz will present plans to Aspen City Council for a public-private partnership to give J-A-S a home in downtown Aspen.

The proposal asks for $4 million from the city’s Wheeler Opera House fund to help purchase facilities.

This move would create a permanent space for JAS to host public events and expand education. The space would also be available for use by nonprofits.

After negotiations to purchase the Wheeler Square Building fell through last week, JAS is working to purchase an alternative location.

City Council is slated to decide if this issue will be on ballots in November, as voters would need to approve the use of the city funds, which are supported by the real estate transfer tax.