Miscellaneous quick Aspen real estate reference links:
On Fri Feb 25, 22, the Aspen Times columnist Roger Marolt wrote a beautiful piece on remembering Aspenite Jack Brendlinger and an Aspen past so wonderful from what we seem to be becoming in these pandemic times. Link to article.
Aspen Tax Districts for RETT Transfer Tax – Upon Closing on an Aspen property, a real estate transfer tax of 1.5% is payable by buyer if it is within the City of Aspen and other areas listed here.
Aspen Idea – Article: “The Aspen Idea describes the integration of body/mind/spirit – the nurturing of the whole person – and it came to the fore in the earliest days of the Aspen Institute where artists, leaders, thinkers, and musicians could gather…Mortimer Adler once referred to Aspen as the “Athens of the West.” And upon his visit here in 1949, Albert Schweitzer’s proclaimed “Aspen is a little too close to heaven.”
Late 2020 – 2021: What Property Owners Should Know – Pitkin County Growth Management Issues under Discussion
11.15.20 Buildout Projections and Recent Trends Drive Pitkin County’s Downzoning Push, Aspen Times
July 2018 Pitkin County Buildout Study and Core Infrastructure – DRAFT Analysis, RPI Consulting LLC
10.11.20 TDR Program (Transferrable Development Rights) under scrutiny, Aspen Times
10.07.20 Pitkin County Development Community hot over smaller home size discussion, Aspen Times
Dial-a-Ride info – Dial-a-Ride serves the Mountain Valley residential area on a fixed route free of charge. Provides door-to-door service in this area for $1. Call 970.920.9999 to schedule personalized service. Dial-A-Ride service is available: 6:30 a.m. – 1:45 a.m. daily
About Radon and Radon Mitigation Info in Aspen and Snowmass – Newspaper Insert
High radon levels detected in half of Aspen’s locally tested homes, Article, Jan 3, 2020 ADN
Smuggler Superfund Site Aspen
City of Aspen: Smuggler-Superfund-Site
Pitkin County: Smuggler-Superfund-Site
Aspen Times: Smuggler officially off superfund list
Map view: Smuggler superfund site
11.25.91 New Yorker: Report from Aspen – superfund site
Smuggler Mobile Home Park
Aspen Historic Victorian and Aspen Modern Preservation Resources
Aspen Modern – a guide to mid-20th century architecture in Aspen in which certain desgnated properties fall under the auspices of the Aspen Historical Preservation Commission.
Pitkin County TDR Program
03.21.21 ADN: Transferable development rights, or TDR’s in the real estate industry, proved attractive to property owners during the COVID-19 pandemic especially, Aspen appraiser Randy Gold continued, “A TDR in Pitkin County equates to 2,500 square feet of buildable area,” he explained, adding that the program was started in 1995 and TDR prices sold on the open market were generally stable “for years and years,” at between $200,000 and $250,000 for most of that time period. “In July 2020, TDRS were selling for $230,000. By the end of the year, the most recent closing on TDRs were selling for $360,000,” he said. “And now, Feb 2021, there are TDRS under contract for $375,000 to $400,000.”
City of Aspen TDR Request by Homeowner Denied, AT