Celestial Land Co. can build 8,250 with one additional TDR but not the 15,000-square-foot house with four additional TDR’s it had applied for.

ASPEN REAL ESTATE — A heavyweight land-use fight between neighbors in one of Aspen’s priciest enclaves ended in a split decision Thursday.Celestial Land Co. will be allowed to build a house in the “activity envelope” it proposed in Maroon Creek Valley, but it will have to settle for a mansion of only 8,250 square feet, rather than the 15,000 square feet sought. That’s according to a ruling by Jim True, Pitkin County land-use hearing officer.Celestial has already been awarded one transferable development right to boost the size of the house above the standard 5,750 square feet allowed by the county. True ruled the application doesn’t qualify under the current land-use code for three additional transferable development rights, which would boost the home’s allowable size to 15,000 square feet. It doesn’t qualify because of three reasons related to compatibility to the surrounding area.
By Scott Condon, August 9, 2010 Aspen Times

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