As of May 28th, the number of building permits for building, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and other construction related work has increased 13% for the year over the same period last year. The dollar value of permits at $88.9M is up 16% over last year. The construction numbers so far are the highest recorded since 2008 when the City of Aspen issued 668 permits valued at $200.1M for the same time period. (In 2011, the construction valuation numbers were higher but inflated by the $52M Aspen Valley Hospital expansion project). With the increase in activity, the Building and Community Development Departments are starting to get backlogged, an important consideration when scheduling a residential or commercial construction project.

Link to article by Curtis Wackerle, ADN June 17, 2013

A new 2013/2014 Red Mountain home is under construction and for sale at $24.99M. For information, please call Tim Estin at 970.920.7387

This will be a 9737 sq ft, 7 bdrm/8 bath/3 half-bath home with 3-car garage with dramatic views overlooking the town of Aspen and 180 degree mountain panoramas. The broker’s comments are, “Carefully sited on a flat 42,636 square foot parcel on Red Mountain, this new sophisticated contemporary home designed by San Francisco’s internationally acclaimed Aidlin Darling Design, is scheduled to be completed January 2014. The stone, board-form concrete and wood exterior finishes extend into the interior spaces to create a serene environment complemented by the dramatic views. It’s rare to find a Red Mountain home that has indoor and outdoor spaces on both the north and south elevations while creating a private retreat. Classic materials meet cutting-edge spatial design in this property that is sure to be considered one of Aspen’s finest pieces of architecture. Outdoor swimming pool and kitchen, hot tub, 3,000 square feet of lawn area, 3-car garage and snowmelt driveway.” (Architect’s rendering courtesy of Coldwell Banker Mason Morse)