P&Z to take up redevelopment proposal on Tuesday….Steve Stunda, the project’s spokesperson, said Monday that he doesn’t understand why some of the neighbors view the project as intrusive, especially since they went along with the city’s approval of plans for a redeveloped lodge back in 2006.“I don’t understand the objection,” he said. “The density of the lodge was greater than what this building is.”
ASPEN REAL ESTATE — A proposal to create a new 46-unit affordable-housing structure at the former site of the Boomerang Lodge is expected to take center stage when the Aspen Planning and Zoning Commission meets from 4:30-7 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall. Steve Stunda, managing partner of a Virginia-based group that purchased the lodge five years ago, will present plans for a scaled-down version of a project that was discussed at a P&Z meeting on Nov. 2. In 2006, the new owners sought and received city approval for an upscale redevelopment of the longtime lodge. However, financing for the project went south during the subsequent economic downturn, and now the developers are seeking a change-in-use amendment that would allow them to proceed with the affordable-housing units.
By Andre Salvail, Dec. 14, 2010 Aspen Times