Before convening in private, Abigail Wexner and the commissioners engaged in a cordial exchange, expressing their views on what has become a controversial proposal to fold 1,268 acres of Bureau of Land Management property into the Wexners’ Two Shoes Ranch, south of Carbondale, in exchange for the 520-acre Sutey Ranch, located north of Carbondale, near Red Hill.The BLM land is in Pitkin County, while the Sutey Ranch, purchased by the Wexners with the trade in mind, is in Garfield County.

ASPEN PITKIN COUNTY REAL ESTATE — Pitkin County commissioners and landowner Abigail Wexner met behind closed doors Tuesday in an attempt to negotiate a deal for a Carbondale-area land exchange that Wexner and her husband, Leslie (owner of Limited Brands and Victoria’s Secret – editor) , proposed more than a year ago.Proposals and counter-proposals have left the two sides at an impasse, but the commissioners’ decision to convene into a private meeting to unveil ideas to make the exchange palatable from their perspective was met with criticism from some in attendance.
By Janet Urquhart, April 21, 2010 Aspen Times

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