The proposed changes put new and different limits on free market condos, and provide council with a variety of options, from banning them unless accompanied by an equal amount of affordable housing, to only allowing them on historic properties, or on any building, among other policies.

ASPEN REAL ESTATE – Aspen City Council will consider changes to local development rules on Monday that would again allow three-story buildings downtown.nCouncil instituted a 28-foot height limit in April, after a series of controversial approvals for three-story buildings, such as the development that will be built next to Little Annie’s Eating House. In passing the law, council members said they would be willing to revisit the possibility of taller buildings under some circumstances. The city initiated a process this summer to get community input, and council members outlined their desires for the zoning changes in an August meeting. At Monday’s council meeting, city planning staff will present an ordinance that was crafted based on that feedback.
By Curtis Wackerle, Nov. 9, 2012 ADN

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Downtown Aspen’s Bidwell Building, in one of Aspen’s most central commercial locations, is subject to redevelopment.