Aspen Lumberyard Affordable Housing

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Aspen Lumberyard Affordable Housing Schematic Design_ Building 1

Aspen Lumberyard Affordable Housing Schematic Design_ Building 2

Aspen Lumberyard Affordable Housing Schematic Design_ Building 3

Aspen Lumberyard Affordable Housing Schematic Design_Renderings

Aspen Lumberyard Affordable Housing Schematic Design_Site

Aspen Lumberyard Affordable Housing Schematic Design_Units and Modules

Aspen Lumberyard Affordable Housing Schematic Design_Narrative Package

Project location image showing ASpen Airport Business Center, Highway 82, Mountain Rescue, and Aspen/Pitkin COunty Airport with the ASpen Lumberyard Property located next to mountain rescue across from the airport


Vision a stable, thriving affordable neighborhoof. Pedestrian friendly, envirnmentally sustainable, connected, and welcoming. Looks, lives and feels authentically Aspen!


SITE PLAN, MASSING AND OVERHEAD PERSPECTIVE

SECTION


UNIT PLANS



PROCESS (CITY COUNCIL SESSIONS + PUBLIC OUTREACH)

Click to watch the May 16th 2022 City Council Work Session Recording

Click to watch the April 4th 2022 City Council Work Session Recording

Click to watch the March 21st 2022 City Council Work Session Recording

Click to watch the February 14th 2022 City Council Work Session Recording

Click to watch the January 10th 2022 City Council Work Session Recording

Click to watch the November 1st 2021 City Council Work Session Recording


Public Outreach has continued throughout the process and most recently included luncheon roundtables targeted at the spanish speaking community to encourage some culturally diverse points of view at the table. The team learned about the guest's life experiences and desires to help inform the design choices so that the Lumberyard can be a responsive, safe, and healing neighborhood.



LAND USE ACTIONS IN PROCESS

The design for the Lumberyard affordable housing facilities needs to be determined before a development application can be submitted. But there are two land use approval steps that must occur prior to submittal of the affordable housing development application. These two steps are necessary to assemble the project site. The project site currently consists of three parts as shown below:

Annexation of Mini Storage: The 3-acre Mini Storage site is outside Aspen City limits and meets the regulated requirements for annexation into the City of Aspen. Years ago, the City of Aspen likewise annexed the 4.7-acre Lumberyard property into the City. Since the 3-acre Mini Storage site was purchased by the City of Aspen in 2020, annexation of the Mini Storage property has not yet occurred. An annexation application has been drafted and will be submitted shortly. The annexation will follow the same process that the Lumberyard property followed years ago, and a temporary re-zoning will be applied to the parcel once annexed – this will facilitate the continued operation of the Mini Storage operation until the City phases that out as 2024 approaches. The annexation process will follow the City of Aspen municipal code requirements and will require public notice and public hearings per typical regulation by the City of Aspen Community Development Department. Staff plans to go ahead with this process unless directed by Council to delay this action.

Subdividing Undeveloped 3.6 Acres: The 3.6 -acre undeveloped site was annexed into the City of Aspen years ago as part of the Burlingame Lot 1A property which covers all of Deer Hill. Because the 3.6 -acre undeveloped area is still part of Burlingame Lot 1A, it must be subdivided from Lot 1A so that it can be joined with the balance of the Lumberyard property for the development of affordable housing. The Deer Hill conservation easement and the Bar-X Pre-Annexation Agreement are historical recorded documents which allow this area to be used for development of affordable housing, and the process requires approval by Aspen Valley Land Trust (AVLT). Staff plans to go ahead with this process unless directed by Council to delay this action.

While these preliminary land use approval actions are in process, the Lumberyard project team will continue to develop the designs for affordable housing with input from Council and as informed by further community engagement. While the land use actions described above will prepare the site for the affordable housing development application submittal, these actions have no bearing on the ongoing design of the housing facilities and are being performed now due to necessity and time efficiency.

Interested in more information on the mini storage annexation? Download a DRAFT of the mini storage annexation here.


Aspen Lumberyard Affordable Housing Schematic Design_ Building 1

Aspen Lumberyard Affordable Housing Schematic Design_ Building 2

Aspen Lumberyard Affordable Housing Schematic Design_ Building 3

Aspen Lumberyard Affordable Housing Schematic Design_Renderings

Aspen Lumberyard Affordable Housing Schematic Design_Site

Aspen Lumberyard Affordable Housing Schematic Design_Units and Modules

Aspen Lumberyard Affordable Housing Schematic Design_Narrative Package

Project location image showing ASpen Airport Business Center, Highway 82, Mountain Rescue, and Aspen/Pitkin COunty Airport with the ASpen Lumberyard Property located next to mountain rescue across from the airport


Vision a stable, thriving affordable neighborhoof. Pedestrian friendly, envirnmentally sustainable, connected, and welcoming. Looks, lives and feels authentically Aspen!


SITE PLAN, MASSING AND OVERHEAD PERSPECTIVE

SECTION


UNIT PLANS



PROCESS (CITY COUNCIL SESSIONS + PUBLIC OUTREACH)

Click to watch the May 16th 2022 City Council Work Session Recording

Click to watch the April 4th 2022 City Council Work Session Recording

Click to watch the March 21st 2022 City Council Work Session Recording

Click to watch the February 14th 2022 City Council Work Session Recording

Click to watch the January 10th 2022 City Council Work Session Recording

Click to watch the November 1st 2021 City Council Work Session Recording


Public Outreach has continued throughout the process and most recently included luncheon roundtables targeted at the spanish speaking community to encourage some culturally diverse points of view at the table. The team learned about the guest's life experiences and desires to help inform the design choices so that the Lumberyard can be a responsive, safe, and healing neighborhood.



LAND USE ACTIONS IN PROCESS

The design for the Lumberyard affordable housing facilities needs to be determined before a development application can be submitted. But there are two land use approval steps that must occur prior to submittal of the affordable housing development application. These two steps are necessary to assemble the project site. The project site currently consists of three parts as shown below:

Annexation of Mini Storage: The 3-acre Mini Storage site is outside Aspen City limits and meets the regulated requirements for annexation into the City of Aspen. Years ago, the City of Aspen likewise annexed the 4.7-acre Lumberyard property into the City. Since the 3-acre Mini Storage site was purchased by the City of Aspen in 2020, annexation of the Mini Storage property has not yet occurred. An annexation application has been drafted and will be submitted shortly. The annexation will follow the same process that the Lumberyard property followed years ago, and a temporary re-zoning will be applied to the parcel once annexed – this will facilitate the continued operation of the Mini Storage operation until the City phases that out as 2024 approaches. The annexation process will follow the City of Aspen municipal code requirements and will require public notice and public hearings per typical regulation by the City of Aspen Community Development Department. Staff plans to go ahead with this process unless directed by Council to delay this action.

Subdividing Undeveloped 3.6 Acres: The 3.6 -acre undeveloped site was annexed into the City of Aspen years ago as part of the Burlingame Lot 1A property which covers all of Deer Hill. Because the 3.6 -acre undeveloped area is still part of Burlingame Lot 1A, it must be subdivided from Lot 1A so that it can be joined with the balance of the Lumberyard property for the development of affordable housing. The Deer Hill conservation easement and the Bar-X Pre-Annexation Agreement are historical recorded documents which allow this area to be used for development of affordable housing, and the process requires approval by Aspen Valley Land Trust (AVLT). Staff plans to go ahead with this process unless directed by Council to delay this action.

While these preliminary land use approval actions are in process, the Lumberyard project team will continue to develop the designs for affordable housing with input from Council and as informed by further community engagement. While the land use actions described above will prepare the site for the affordable housing development application submittal, these actions have no bearing on the ongoing design of the housing facilities and are being performed now due to necessity and time efficiency.

Interested in more information on the mini storage annexation? Download a DRAFT of the mini storage annexation here.

Page last updated: 05 Jul 2022, 11:24 PM