In spite of vociferous protestations from an adjacent neighbor, Aspen’s City Council unanimously approved a redevelopment proposal for the late internationally aclaimed architect Victor Lundy’s 1972 West End home at 301 Lake Ave bordering the west side of Triangle Park on a 9,231 sq ft lot. The proposal was controversial in that it requested a number of variances in return for historically landmarking the property: reduced lot setbacks, extra floor area ratio (FAR) allowances from 3600 sq ft to 4,459 sq ft, transferrable development rights (City of Aspen TDR’s allow for an additional 250 sq ft FAR) and the extension of development vesting rights from 5 to 10 years.
Link to article by Karl Herchenroeder Sept 8, 2014 AT
(Source: blog.preservationnation.org – Victor Lundy, FAIA, renowned modernist built a second home for his family in Aspen in 1972. Photo courtesy of the architect)