Aspen Historic Preservation Commission

Courtesy Photo/City of Aspen / From the Ringle Collection, Aspen Historical Society

The City of Aspen’s Historic Preservation Commission will look to protect five landmarks this week, in an effort to “lead by example.”

The Red and Yellow Brick buildings in Aspen’s West End, the original Aspen Mountain Rescue headquarters, a log cabin on Cooper Street and the downtown pedestrian malls are all being considered for the “Aspen Modern” designation.

  Aspen’s historic preservation commission (HPC) is a volunteer board with a lot of power. The group reviews developments within designated historic districts in town. HPC makes the final call for many new buildings — even going against City Council recommendations.

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A new proposal to replace the Conoco gas station in downtown Aspen will get its first public review tonight. Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason has more.

The property at  the corner of Monarch and Main streets is owned by developer Mark Hunt, and was first proposed to be a lodge called Base 2. But voters overwhelming shot it down last fall through a citizen petition.