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Aspen Mulls Retail Programming

Aspen’s version of globalization angst has spurred some interesting debate of late. With Aspen City Council in the midst of policy discussions on new commercial regulations for downtown, a proposal has surfaced to curtail the proliferation of high-end retail chains. But whether it goes anywhere is now the big question. Continue reading

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Aspen Getting Serious About Lodging Incentives

After months of informal talks about how to encourage more lodging development and redevelopment, Aspen City Council is nearly ready to look at potential code changes to further the goal.

At a work session scheduled for this Tuesday, May 20, city staff is seeking Council’s blessing to move into a public-hearing process to discuss potential policy changes for its lodging incentive program. Council will also be able to comment on the proposed changes as they currently stand after several work sessions on the topic. Continue reading

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Two questions for City Council

A new Aspen City Council was seated this summer, after Aspen voters chose Steve Skadron as their mayor in the spring election, as well as council newcomers Art Daily and Ann Mullins. Adam Frisch, who lost his mayoral bid, is fulfilling the second half of his four-year term, and former councilman and Dwayne Romero — who came in third in the race for two council seats in May — was tapped by a four-person council to fill the fifth, vacant seat.

In the wake of a lot of focus on Aspen’s economic vitality, The Aspen Skinny decided to survey the new council on two key questions: goals and economic sustainability. Here’s what they said (except for Art Daily, who declined to participate in the questionnaire). Continue reading

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A talk with Aspen City Council candidates Dwayne Romero and Art Daily

Two prominent local real estate professionals have announced their candidacies for the two open seats on Aspen City Council in this May’s election. The Aspen Skinny caught up with Dwayne Romero, president of Snowmass-based Related Colorado, and Art Daily, a real estate attorney with Holland and Hart’s Aspen office, to find out more about their motivation to run, as well as their ideas, intentions, and goals should they win a seat on Aspen’s highest board. Continue reading

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Unintended consequences

Aspen City Council has weighed in on two land-use code changes recently that are sure to have profound effects on local development and real estate values. But how exactly will the third floor ban and housing mitigation changes impact the market? Randy Gold, a principal with the Aspen Appraisal Group who has 35 years of local experience, has some pretty educated guesses. Continue reading

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