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Forest Service wants input on Aspen ranger station plans

Meeting Information

Arrive anytime between 5 p.m.  and 7 p.m.

Rio Grande Meeting Room

455 Rio Grande Place, Aspen, CO

Call 970-945-3205 for more information

SUMMIT COUNTY — The U.S. Forest Service wants input on the redevelopment of its three-acre parcel in downtown Aspen, surrounded by some of the priciest real estate in the country.

According to the Forest Service, the current  facilities on the site have outlived their useful life. All the buildings on have numerous and severe deferred maintenance and accessibility issues that cannot be easily corrected. Repairs and remodeling of the existing structures is neither an economic or feasible option. The agency estimates the new buildings will use about the same amount of land as the existing facilities.

The desire is for the site to continue to be compatible with the surrounding residential neighborhood and to become a center for interpretation, education and community interaction, according to a press release announcing a March 22 open house on the redevelopment.

“The Forest Service is committed to having a presence in Aspen well into the future,” said White River National Forest Supervisor Scott Fitzwilliams. “To this end, we are seeking to develop a site plan and facility design that will provide quality public service, that is readily accessible to the public and that is energy and operationally efficient.” Continue reading “Forest Service wants input on Aspen ranger station plans”