It’s been a hot year for real estate sales and construction in the city of Aspen, while the pipeline for future development has slowed down noticeably. Through the third quarter, Aspen property sales are up nearly 60 percent and dollar volume is more than double what it was last year at the same time, returning the market to 2015 levels. And although the number of land-use cases has been steadily declining for the last three years, total building permit valuations through October are ten times what they were at the height of the recession in 2009, and it’s so far the second-busiest year for building permit in the last nine years.
Here’s your complete guide to what’s going up, what’s going on, and what it all means, in Aspen. Continue reading →
Aspen developer Mark Hunt gets most of the attention for his various in-the-works projects around town, but attention may soon be shifting to the long-quiet Lift 1A area, where specific proposals are now rolling to revitalize the neighborhood. In this post, we gave you an update on ten of Hunt’s buildings — read on for summaries of the latest development news not tied to the Chicago transplant. Continue reading →