The club, originally designed in 1976 to be a tennis and racquet facility at the end of Ute Avenue, will become a healthy living retreat center. The concept is for condo owners to come to Aspen for an extended health retreat... The development team — comprised of Steeplechase Development Partners, Poss Architecture and Planning and PCL Construction — will work this summer on a phasing and construction plan.
ASPEN REAL ESTATE – Plans to completely transform The Aspen Club and Spa are taking shape and its owner’s dream of turning the facility into a healthy living retreat unlike any other in the nation is in the home stretch of becoming reality. Michael Fox, managing partner at the club, said schematic designs have been drawn up for the 90,000 square feet of additional space, which includes 20 condominiums that will be sold as timeshares, 14 affordable housing units and an underground parking garage with 41 spaces. Most of the new development will occur on the property’s lower bench, near the Roaring Fork River, on the current site of the club’s five tennis courts. Plans also include renovating the interior of the club, to the tune of about $5 million in capital improvements and programming, the highlight of which is a new outdoor swimming pool open to the public, complete with food and drink service.
By Carolyn Sackariason, Mar 11, 12 ADN