Energy code, airport, Redstone Castle


What's happening...

(ACC - Aspen City Council, BOCC - Pitkin Board of County Commissioners)

⚡️ Lightening the Energy Load: Wednesday's BOCC meeting will be the 4th reading for reducing the exterior energy budget in the county to 200 million BTUs, limiting pools, spas, snowmelt, and outdoor heating. Included in the latest memo is an appeal process based on innovation or hardship.

✈️ Airport Itinerary: The BOCC and Airport Advisory Committee have a joint meeting Tuesday to debrief on both FAA and DC conversations, discuss points of conflict/concern and next steps.

🏡 Housing Pitkin County Employees in Eagle County: The county is under contract to purchase a $685,000 1-bedroom condo in Willits, located in Eagle County, to house a Pitkin County worker.

🍟 Super Sized Food Tax Refund: ACC will consider increasing the annual food sales tax refund from $55 to $65 per individual. If residents need one more reason to register to vote, voter registration is required in order to receive the refund.

🏰 Redstone Castle Gets Re-imagined: BOCC will review a major amendment application to create 21 guest units and 24 on-site employee units at the 154-acre Redstone Castle, which is being re-imaged as a wellness center retreat.

The 25,127 sf Redstone Castle was purchased in 2022 for $11,900,000
Redstone Castle proposed Site Plan
Renderings of the proposed guest cabins at Redstone Castle designed by Rowland & Broughton

🚌 Survey - Parking & Transportation Plan: COA has posted a parking and transportation plan survey - click here.

🧐 Looking Ahead - Ballot question options for 2024 and city council goal updates are on the docket for next week's March 25th ACC agenda.


What can you do?

📝 Public comment: Share your comments and feedback with ACC at council@aspen.gov, and/or the BOCC using this form.


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