Miscellaneous quick Aspen real estate reference links: 

Why Choose Aspen Real Estate Sotheby’s Broker Tim Estin to Sell Your Property?

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.

Read highlights of these changes by Aspen’s Garfield & Hecht Law Firm

STRs Aspen CO Short Term Rental Resources for Property Owners

ASE Aspen Airport 2022-2023 Winter Flight Schedule
Getting to Aspen Snowmass – Resources by Air and Ground

Q&A: What is difference between the Pitkin Co Assessor “assessed value” and the Pitkin Co Treasurers “assessed value”?
Real Estate Taxes in Pitkin County, CO – Aspen Real Estate – Explained
Real Estate Taxes in Pitkin & Eagle Counties – Property Valuations Explained – Spring 2021
Pitkin County Real Estate Taxes on Vacant Land versus Lot with Home
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.
CITY OF ASPEN RETT Real Estate Transfer Tax Info – Buyer pays.

ASPEN IDEAS –  DESCRIPTION – 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 – 2022: 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

Pitkin County Land Use Code -Primer 101 – Start video at 10:44
ZONING – LAND USE   Sec 4-20 Permitted Uses (Pgs 1-105), or shortcut link to pages 5-12 PERMITTED USE TABLE AND KEY (Pg 8)

Web-friendly shortcut Links to Pitkin County & City of Aspen Land Use Code
Zone Districts: All Zone Districts, AR2,  R6R15R15AR30, AR10

2014 – 2022 Flip Job Examples – Recent or In-Process Redeveloped Properties

Mortgage Rates:


Pitkin County Mortgage Rates – Wells Fargo

2019 Best Aspen Restaurants Cheat Sheet List

Frias Property Management: Rental Program Ratings Description

ASPEN ROFR (Right of 1st Refusal) LIST – Condo complexes with Right of First Refusals on purchases

Restoration Hardware RH Guesthouse 2022-2023 Plans for Aspen

Residences at The Little Nell (RLN Aspen) – Buyers’ Info and FAQ’S

Downtown Aspen Penthouses approved and in development pipeline as of Mar 2019

Aspen Highlands Residential Metropolitan Tax District Info

Brush Creek Metro District and contacts: Brush Creek Landowners Association (BCLA) is Evie at Marolt, LLC   970‐925‐4047  Ext 5. (Oct 2019)

Pitkin County Board Approves Solar Farm, Nov 18, 2019, 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

City of Aspen – RFTA – Bus Ride Route Maps & Schedule – 970.925.8484

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 to Glenwood Springs, CO Roaring Fork Valley Zip Codes List        Zip Code PDF

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

12.10.21 AT Price of Pitkin Co TDRs Hits $1.8M
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

USFS Forest Service Flexible Partnerships Act of 2017

219 N. Monarch Redeveloped Aspen Home in Aspen’s West End Land Planner Analysis

Ag Status: Pitkin County Assessor – Agricultural Property Designation 
Ag Status: Eagle County Assessor – Ag Agricultural Property Questionaire and Valuation Information



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