Base Village

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There are three seats open on Snowmass Village Town Council in this fall’s election, including the mayor’s post. Five candidates debated issues facing the resort town on Aspen Public Radio on Wednesday.

On this week’s Mountain Edition, hosts Barbara Platts and Elizabeth Stewart-Severy present a compilation of the week’s news.

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After eight years of stalled development at Base Village in Snowmass, a new development group, which includes the Aspen Skiing Company, is taking over. Joining News Director Carolyn Sackariason on Valley Roundup are Madeleine Osberger, contributing editor at the Aspen Daily News and Lorenzo Semple, columnist for the Aspen Daily News. You can hear more of the conversation which includes Randy Essex, editor and publisher of Glenwood Post Independent at 3:30 p.m. on Aspen Public Radio news.

Courtesy of Stay Aspen Snowmass

Related Companies announced Tuesday that it is selling its Base Village assets to East West Partners, the Aspen Skiing Co. and an affiliate of KSL Capital Partners. After a recession and bankruptcy, a drawn-out approval process and an aborted sale in 2015, Related Colorado has finally dumped Base Village from its portfolio. It has owned the development off and on since 2007. SkiCo owned it before then. In the new deal, SkiCo and KSL will serve as financial partners while East West will act as...

Madeleine Osberger/Aspen Daily News

The unveiling of what’s now being called the “Basalt River Park” by a citizen’s committee earlier this week has turned some heads and raised some eyebrows. At $8 million dollars, elected officials and fiscal conservatives are wondering whether it’s worth it. Joining news director Carolyn Sackariason on Valley Roundup are Madeleine Osberger, contributing editor of the Aspen Daily News and Andy Stone, columnist for the Aspen Times. You can hear more of the conversation which includes Aspen...

Marci Krivonen

Community Development Director Julie Ann Woods told Snowmass elected leaders this week that the 6-year-old comprehensive plan needs more than a couple of tweaks here and there.

Valley Roundup 2-12-16

Feb 12, 2016

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason . The federal government’s review of 65 oil and gas leases includes recommendations for the ones situated in the Thompson Divide.
Meanwhile, the effects of the Grand Avenue Bridge are starting to really become clear. Link to pedestrian bridge torn down And base village homeowners in Snowmass are voicing their issue with the amount of taxes they...

Valley Roundup 12-25-15

Dec 25, 2015

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office is offering $10,000 signing bonuses for new hires. And a citizen-based planning commission in Eagle County is recommending denial of a residential project near El Jebel. But in Snowmass, a massive Base Village plan has been approved - after 16 years of back and forth. There’s a new county manager in Garfield County. And in Glenwood Springs, a drug officer is telling the community to not be complacent in...

Days after Related Company announced that it would remain the master developer of Base Village, it gained final approval for the plans yesterday.

Related Co. announced today that it will not be selling the Base Village project to Vail-based company East West Partners and KSL Capital. In a press release, Related underscored its ability to fund the Base Village development and meet the timeline it is bound to through negotiations with Snowmass Village Town Council. The company plans to continue as the master developer for the project which includes residential and commercial space, a Limelight Hotel and public amenities. Plans to break...

Town of Snowmass Village

It’s coming down to the wire for approval of a major development application in Snowmass Village...and a sales transaction that would change the project’s ownership isn’t yet complete. We have the latest on Base Village. Vail Valley-based East West Partners made its debut at Monday’s Snowmass Town Council meeting. In October, the development group entered into a letter of intent to buy most of the remaining assets of Base Village, including the next phase of the Viceroy. It’s one sticking...

Mountain Edition - October 8th, 2015

Oct 8, 2015

Good afternoon, it’s Mountain Edition. A developer in Snowmass Village is stepping away from Base Village and selling its assets. Both sides of a heated election campaign in Aspen are focusing on parking. Glenwood Springs leaders and businesses mull over how to address homelessness. The life of a long-time Aspen local and former ski shop owner is remembered. And, we talk budget with a state legislator who represents communities in the Roaring Fork Valley. Finally, a former Carbondale resident...

Town of Snowmass Village

The mayor of Snowmass Village says she doesn’t have a lot of confidence that Base Village developer Related Colorado will fulfill its remaining obligations to the town.

Vail development group plans to acquire Base Village

Oct 7, 2015
Town of Snowmass Village

A Vail development group announced Tuesday (10/6) it will buy most of the remaining assets of Base Village in Snowmass Village. The major project at the base of the ski area is currently being managed by Related Colorado. East West Partners and an affiliate of KSL Capital Partners have entered into a Letter of Intent with Related Colorado. That means they will assume the role of master developer for projects such as the next phase of the Viceroy Hotel. The Aspen Skiing Company’s plans to...

The timing of a terminated business deal in Snowmass Village is the latest delay for the ongoing Base Village development, and elected officials there are not pleased

Town of Snowmass Village

After hours of debate over details of a major development in Snowmass Village, members of Town Council took a big step toward restarting work on Base Village. Base Village stalled in the recession. This year Town Council has been reviewing a plan by developer Related Colorado to restart construction. The document is preliminary, but Monday’s vote moves the plan into a final design stage. The decision by three members of council came after five hours of discussion. Final sticking points...

Snowmass Mall businesses: restart Base Village...soon!

Sep 21, 2015
Marci Krivonen

Elected leaders in Snowmass Village Monday (9/21) decided to put on hold a decision about whether to move forward a re-start of construction at the base of the ski resort. If a preliminary plan is approved, Base Village will move into its final design stage. Aspen Public Radio's Marci Krivonen reports.

Snowmass Town Council may vote Monday (9/21) on a resolution that would move forward the next phase of development at Base Village. The recession stopped construction at the base of the ski resort. With council approval, it could restart in the spring and include a new hotel, retail spaces, condos, affordable housing, a health clinic and a town-owned building. That building could become a museum to show off the town’s fossil find. Marci Krivonen spoke to Julie Ann Woods, Community Development...

Valley Roundup 9-18-15

Sep 18, 2015

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason Joining me this week are Curtis Wackerle, editor of the Aspen Daily News, Jill Beathard, editor of the Snowmass Sun, Andy Stone, former editor and columnist for the Aspen Times, and Randy Essex, editor of the Glenwood Post Independent . Elected officials are considering giving themselves a 10 percent raise; they could go as high as 30 percent if they choose. Commissioners favor 10 percent raise for future board members
Glenwood Springs...

Snowmass government wants to hear how its doing

Jun 23, 2015
Town of Snowmass Village

Town of Snowmass Village officials want to know how it’s doing, so they are asking residents for their opinions. Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason has more. Earlier this year, the Town Council made improving communication with the community one of its top priorities. Yesterday, the town sent out a survey for residents, guests and business owners. Questions range from satisfaction with Town services to preferences for slowing down traffic. Town manager Clint Kinney says the public’s...