The county’s decision to purchase the $18 million Droste property above Brush Creek Road has taken the impetus away from the separate deal with the city, according to sources. That deal was rumored to be for the Moore parcel, a 45-acre piece of privately owned land near the Aspen Recreation Center and Moore Open Space.

Negotiations between the city of Aspen and Pitkin County to purchase a property for open space — rumored to be the 45-acre Moore parcel — have fallen apart, causing the city to withdraw an ordinance that would have allowed it to take out $6 million in open space bonds..But the county’s decision to purchase the $18 million Droste property above Brush Creek Road has taken the impetus away from the separate deal with the city, according to sources. That deal was rumored to be for the Moore parcel, a 45-acre piece of privately owned land near the Aspen Recreation Center and Moore Open Space.That particular piece of land has been the subject of interest from open space programs, educational interests, advocates of an in-town senior housing development as well as private developers.
By Curtis Wackerle, August 9, 2010 Aspen Daily News

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