The Planning and Zoning Commission’s vote Tuesday night advises the Town Council to make critical concessions to try to assure the supermarket gets built. The commission supported deferring construction of affordable housing tied to the Whole Foods building until later phases of the project. The developer won’t be off the hook for the housing.

ASPEN BASALT REAL ESTATE — Basalt’s effort to maintain a chance for construction of a Whole Foods Market got another boost Tuesday night.The Basalt Planning and Zoning Commission voted 6-0 to recommend the Town Council pass an altered approval for the supermarket. The review is on a “fast track” because of a critical September deadline. Land-use approvals must be in place by early next month or Whole Foods can opt out of its contract to open a store at the Willits Town Center.The Basalt Town Council is scheduled to review the land-use alterations at meetings on Aug. 10 and Aug. 24.
By Scott Condon, Aspen Times

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