BASALT REAL ESTATE — An application for 80 residences west of the Basalt post office came within a whisker of getting rejected Tuesday night despite the developers’ pledge to contribute up to $1 million to help ease the town’s flood threat.The council was prepared to vote on a motion to deny the Jadwin project, but delayed action at the last second. Councilwoman Jacque Whitsitt said she was going to vote to deny, and it appeared the majority of the board shared the view. Whitsitt said the project was too dense for the site, would create too much traffic for the nearby intersection of Emma Road and Midland Avenue, and could too greatly affect wetlands at the site and the adjacent Roaring Fork River.
By Scott Condon, April 29, 2010 Aspen Times

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