A newer Aspen landlord, Chicagoan Mark Hunt, who came to Aspen three years ago with a pocketfull of money, investors in tow, and has since purchased 13 downtown buildings valued at over $100 million, spoke recently about his plans. He has met with City officials and appears to be fairly transparent about his vision for the properties and the new Downtown Aspen that is emerging.

Link to article by Carolyn Sackariason, Sept 12, 2014, ADN

“Aspen City Council Members Respond to Developer’s Vision,”
Link to article by Carolyn Sackariason, Sept 13, 2014 ADN

“Developer Mark Hunt Hopes to Bring Fun and Affordabiltiy Back to Aspen Lodge Base”,

Link to article by Carolyn Sackariason, Sept 17, 2014 ADN

(Source: ADN. Conceptual image of 517 E Hopkins building currently home of the Aspen Daily News)