ASPEN – GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Garfield County officials said on Wednesday that all signs point to continuing sluggishness in the local building market, although they expressed hope that things might pick up by the end of next year.Building official Andy Schwaller said that the current tally of building permits issued for 2009, for both residential and commercial projects, stands at 133 as of the end of June, as compared to 200 permits issued by the same time in 2008 and 254 in 2007, which Schwaller described as “kind of the peak” in recent building activity.
By John Colson, July 30, 3009 Aspen Times

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