Development plans,submitted by developer Roaring Fork Mountain Lodge-Aspen LLC,call for a 27-unit Lift One Lodge project with 22 timeshare units, five free-market units, 155 subgrade parking spaces and a public restaurant with an après-ski deck in addition to the dormitory-style building for employee housing and the museum using the Skier’s Chalet buildings…The project was narrowly approved by the City of Aspen P & Z on Aug. 23 and sent to the Aspen City council with a positive recommendation
ASPEN REAL ESTATE — The Aspen City Council on Monday took public comments from several residents who expressed support for the revamped Lift One Lodge project near Lift 1A at the base of Aspen Mountain. Most of their remarks centered on the developer’s plans to provide the Aspen Historical Society with a ski museum facility in a relocated and rehabilitated Skier’s Chalet Lodge….Since the project gained the council’s conceptual approval in 2009, the total floor area of its three primary buildings — the museum, employee-housing dormitory and lodge — has decreased from 123,693 square feet to 84,514 square feet. The project also includes numerous infrastructure improvements at the developer’s expense, including the reconstruction of parts of South Aspen and Deane streets, and a pedestrian mall within the area.There also would be a corridor running through the lodge area for the possibility of a surface lift that would take skiers up to Lift 1A. The developer is committing up to $600,000 for the surface lift, which might or might not ever be built
By Andre Salvail, September, 27 2011, AT
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Photo courtesy of Aspen Times: Proposed lawn area where development of Lift One Lodge is planned beneath Lift 1A Lift.