In 2012, Aspen City Council clamped down on downtown building heights and restricted the proliferation of penthouses this year, but without a super majority in favor of the change, the effort led to a historic deluge of development proposals that came forward before the new rules took effect….Eight applications — six of which clearly would not be allowed under the new rules — were submitted before the deadline, seeking to take existing one or two story buildings up to three, either through total redevelopment or expansion. Those projects are all now going through or have gone through what could be called an awkward review process.

By Aspen Daily News Staff, Dec. 31, 2012

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