Despite the slowed economy, the town of Snowmass Village is seeing an increased demand for building permits so far this year over 2008. So far, they have seen 17 permit applications, compared to 13 in the first 2 months of 2008. None of the applications are for new construction. All of the permits issued in 2009 have been for remodels. There will be new construction in 2009, dominated by Related WestPac, the company currently errecting the new base village. They were recently issued four permits applied for in 2008, two for large hotel projects, and two for buildings in Sinclair Meado
The town of Snowmass Village will most likely establish a law similar to one recently enacted in Pitkin County which now requires all new and existing homes, condos and apartments to have a carbon monoxide detector installed within ear shot of all bedrooms, and at least one on every floor. The will also have to be installed in rooms that have "fuel burning equipment." The town of Snowmass Village is also looking into buying the detectors in bulk and offering them to the public at a discounted rate.
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Push back on Aspen Community Vision
Buyers are beginning to reemerge in the Aspen real estate market, after a near absense during the poor economic times over last year.
The pace is still not up to par with previous years, but brokers are showing more property, and writing more contracts, and closing more deals than in previous months.
561 Meadowood Drive, Aspen
Total Heated Area 8,202 Square Feet
Characteristics 7 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms
Selling Agency Joshua & Co.
Sopris Surfers, the long standing provider of Internet services on the Western Slope, is merging with its sister company from the front range and will take their name of Skybeam. The company offers high speed Internet and digital telephone service throughout much of Colorado. There will be no cost increase to customers.
An emergency notification system that aims to better inform the public during major crises and related events, debuted Friday in Pitkin County. Officials refer to the new system as Pitkin Alert.
They system alerts residents and business owners via text messages, email wireless and standard telephones of major crises.
People can register for the free alerts at www.pitkinalert.org. Alert options range from severe weather alerts to road closures and evacuation notices.
Sabra's Deli opened in June 2008 next to Clark's Market. It fills a few niches in town: It is a much needed lunch spot, it is the only Mediterranean/Middle Eastern restaurant in town. They also serve a late breakfast and early dinner, which includes options such as falafels, kebabs, couscouses and more. The counter service allows for a quick bite in town beyond a basic sandwich or slice of pizza.