These extensions have kept alive at least 60 projects, and untold millions of dollars in potential construction and real estate business, that would have lost the right to build.

ASPEN REAL ESTATE – Pitkin Co. commissioners voted Wed. to continue adjusting their extension of county building permits to accommodate recession-hit construction and real estate interests.They are now poised to add 30 days to an emergency ordinance, passed in March, that aimed to accommodate home builders whose approved projects have not broken ground due to the economic downturn.The ordinance extends permits that expired in 2010 the right to build through August 2011. But it stipulated that permits expiring after Jan. 1 would have to conform to the current land use code. The commissioners agreed Wednesday to add 30 days to the January cut-off.
By Andrew Travers, May 12, 2011 ADN

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