New plan for Andrea Jaeger’s Silver Lining Ranch, AT
Aspen, CO Real Estate – The pending buyer of the Silver Lining Ranch plans to use the property for a single-family structure and let former tennis pro Andrea Jaeger use the facility for her Little Star Foundation for the next five years. Out of the picture is Rabbi Mendel Mintz, who heads the Chabad of Aspen and had the property under contract until September. Mintz said Thursday he has no hope of acquiring the ranch for a Jewish community center. The Chabad has approvals for a 34,000-square-foot campus where the L’Auberge D’Aspen cabins are on Main Street, which is where Mintz said he plans to build the community center. He had diverted from the Main Street location when the Silver Lining Ranch became available, but litigation threats from nearby neighbors forced him to terminate his contract to buy the 14,000-square-foot property, which is located on 6.5 acres at the end of Ute Avenue.And now that it appears that litigation between Jaeger’s nonprofit organization and the Stillwater Ranch Open Space Association won’t end anytime soon, Mintz is focusing on his original plan.
By Carolyn Sackariason, Dec. 18, 2009 Aspen Times