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Posted on: October 25, 2022

City seeks community input on Aspen Lumberyard Affordable Housing Project public transit, naming

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City seeks community input on Aspen Lumberyard Affordable Housing Project public transit, street naming
Open Houses Scheduled for Thursday, November 3, Noon to 2 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.

Aspen, Colo. – Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022  The City of Aspen invites the community to offer input and hear from the project team on the current status and timeline of the Aspen Lumberyard Affordable Housing Project at one of two open houses Thursday, November 3. The sessions will take place from noon to 2 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Inn at Aspen, 38750 Hwy 82, base of Buttermilk Mountain.

The Aspen Lumberyard Affordable Housing Project promises to deliver on the vision to provide 195 new affordable rental units and 82 new affordable ownership units on the former Lumberyard property, an 11.3-acreacre site adjacent to the Aspen Airport Business Center.

In September, the Lumberyard team met with Aspen City Council and received further direction on the project’s development application to be submitted in late October based on the 100% schematic design of 277 units and 467 bedrooms. 

“The project team is excited to share how Aspen City Council incorporated the community’s feedback,” shares Chris Everson, affordable housing development senior project manager. “The public’s continuing input around this project will contribute to a legacy the community can be proud of and go a long way toward fulfilling an urgent need for affordable housing in Aspen and Pitkin County.”

Aspen City Council approved this fifth outreach effort to help inform the public about the development application and process and to seek community feedback on public transit options for the site, as well as help in naming the neighborhood and its streets.

Community members are invited to drop in at either session to ask questions, talk with the project team, and share their thoughts through interactive public engagement activities. Refreshments and activities for kids will be provided. Materials will also be available in Spanish. 

For those who cannot attend the in-person community meetings, content presented at the open houses and an online survey will be available on Aspen Community Voice. The event also plans to livestream part of the afternoon meeting on Facebook at 12:30 p.m. at https://www.facebook.com/CityofAspen/

Thank you for your continued involvement in this project. For more information on the project at www.aspencommunityvoice.com/lumberyard.

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Contact:         Chris Everson, Affordable Housing Development Senior Project Manager, 970-429-1834 or chris.everson@aspen.gov
                        Denise White, Communications Director, denise.white@aspen.gov or 970-920-5293

 

 

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