HPC grants Conceptual Design approval and other reviews with 3-0 vote

On November 10, 2021 HPC voted 3-0 in favor of the redesigned four unit affordable housing project at 1020 East Cooper.  Thank you to everyone who participated in the hearings and meetings leading up to the approval. The loss of one housing unit is unfortunate, but the compromise reached with HPC and the neighbors results in an outstanding historic preservation project with quality, centrally located intown housing for locals.

The next step is for the Conceptual Design approval and associated reviews to be presented to City Council through the “Notice of Call Up” process.  On November 23, 2021 Council will decide whether to call up the project for discussion, to uphold HPC’s decision, or to remand the project back to HPC for further review.  After call up is complete, the project is required to be resubmitted for Final Design review by HPC to present the final details of the project, including landscape, lighting, materials, preservation plan, and architectural details.

How to Join Wednesday’s Meeting

Hi Everyone,

The City has posted the agenda and agenda packet for the virtual HPC meeting this coming Wednesday November 10, 2010 at 4:30pm.

The image above has the information for the WebEx meeting but you can also use the link below to access the meeting information and download documents to review.

https://cityofaspen.com/Calendar.aspx?EID=2118

Sincerely,

The 1020 East Cooper Project Team

Updated Application Information

Hi Everyone,

Thank you for your continued participation in this project. In August the Historic Preservation Commission continued the public hearing to November 10th.  We have spent the past month redesigning the project to address remarks about mass and scale related to the third story, and to provide more information on the proposed relocation of the landmark. The primary goal for this project is to maintain a balance of historic preservation and affordable housing.  We have redesigned the project to remove the third story and two parking spaces to accommodate a larger ground floor unit in the detached new building.  This results in a significantly smaller project than originally proposed with less height, less floor area, less FTEs, less density, and less onsite parking.

Sincerely,

The 1020 East Cooper Project Team

How to Join Wednesday’s Meeting

Hi Everyone,

The City has posted the agenda and agenda packet for the HPC meeting this coming Wednesday August 25th, 2021.

The image above has the information for the WebEx meeting but you can also use the link below to access the meeting information and download documents to review.

https://www.cityofaspen.com/1225/Current-City-Webcast-Meetings-Agendas

Sincerely,

The 1020 East Cooper Project Team

Hearing Scheduled for August 25th

To our Neighbors,

Thank you for your continued interest in this project.

The hearing that was continued on June 9th has been scheduled for August 25th, 2021. We will post additional meeting information as we get closer to the date.

Sincerely,

The 1020 East Cooper Project Team

Continuation of Public Hearing

Thank you for your interest in the 1020 East Cooper Project.  We plan to request a continuation of the public hearing at HPC on June 9th to a date certain (we will post the date once received from the City).

After careful consideration and consultation with our legal team, we think it is in everyone’s best interest to continue the hearing while we await feedback on the pending lawsuit filed by the neighbors against the City of Aspen.  We will continue to post updates on our website.

Sincerely,

The 1020 East Cooper Project Team

Updated Application Information

Hi Everyone,

Thank you for your continued participation on this project. In April, City Council overturned the Historic Preservation Commission’s denial of the 1020 project and remanded the Conceptual Review back to the HPC for reconsideration on June 9th at 4:30.

The project team has resubmitted the application – please find the updated documents in the tabs to the left.  They can be reviewed in the browser or downloaded.

Please reach out to our team with any questions.

Sincerely,

The 1020 East Cooper Project Team

Appeal Time

Hi All,

The City of Aspen has informed our team that the project appeal in front of City Council on April 19th will be at 4pm. We will post more information once it is available on the City of Aspen website.

Sincerely,

The 1020 East Cooper Project Team

Updated Appeal Date

Hi Everyone,

The City of Aspen has changed the appeal date from April 13th to April 19th – we do not have a confirmed time, but will update you once we have more details to share.

Sincerely,

The 1020 East Cooper Project Team

Appeal of HPC’s Decision

Thank you for your participation and interest in the 1020 project.  We are disappointed in the outcome of the HPC hearing and have filed an appeal of the HPC decision which will be heard by City Council.  

The Project’s appeal application has been accepted by the City and is available to view through the tab to the left. The meeting has been scheduled for April 13th – we will post meeting information as it is available.

Sincerely,

The 1020 East Cooper Project Team

Meeting Information for Tonight’s Hearing


Hi Everyone,

The agenda and packet for the HPC meeting tonight. and information on how to join the meeting. can be found in the link below:

https://cityofaspen.com/1225/Current-City-Webcast-Meetings-Agendas

If you have any issues please don’t hesitate to reach out, we’d be happy to assist you.

Sincerely,

The 1020 East Cooper Project Team

Updated FAQ, Application, and Drawings

Hi Everyone,

We have been continually working on the proposal and have refined the proposed calculations and measurements.  An updated application and exhibits are on the website in advance of the HPC hearing on February 17, 2021. 

We expect the City’s website to be updated before the weekend with meeting information.

Sincerely,

The 1020 East Cooper Project Team

HPC Hearing Rescheduled

Hi Everyone,

We have been notified by City staff that the hearing for the 1020 East Cooper Project has been rescheduled to the 17th of February at 4:30 PM.

The City Clerks are updating the website to reflect these scheduling changes and we expect meeting information to be available on the HPC webpage shortly.

Please reach out with any questions you may have.

Sincerely,

The 1020 East Cooper Project Team

Renderings Now Available

Hi Everyone,

As discussed in the neighborhood meeting yesterday, the renderings are now available to view. Please reach out with any questions you may have.

We will post the HPC meeting information early next week which will include a link to the agenda and meeting.

Sincerely,

The 1020 East Cooper Project Team

Updated Application and FAQ Now Available to View


To our Neighbors,

The updated application and FAQ documents are now available to view. Our team will be walking through the proposed changes to the project at this week’s neighborhood meeting.

Please join us this Thursday February 4th 2021 @ 1pm.

If you have any questions, issues accessing the documents, or trouble registering for the meeting please reach out to us at 1020eastcooperproject@gmail.com.

Sincerely,
 
The 1020 East Cooper Project Team

Join Us to Review the Updated Application


To our Neighbors,

Thank you for your continued interest in this project.

Our team has been working to update the application in anticipation of the next hearing on Wednesday, February 10th at 4:30pm.

We invite you to join us to review these changes next week.

Thursday February 4th 2021 @ 1pm

Sincerely,
The 1020 East Cooper Project Team

Updated FAQ and Response to Staff Memo

To our neighbors and community members,

In response to the staff memo dated January 13, 2021, we have submitted a revised cover letter altering the west elevation of the landmark to remove the two proposed storage units. An illustration and site plan reflecting these changes are also included in the team’s response to staff.

We have posted this letter and an updated FAQ for your consideration leading up to the meeting tomorrow evening.

Please reach out to us with any questions you may have.

Sincerely,

The 1020 East Cooper Project Team

How to Join Wednesday’s Meeting

Hi Everyone,

The City has posted the agenda and agenda packet for the HPC meeting this Wednesday.

The image above has the information for the WebEx meeting but you can also use the link below to access the meeting information and download documents to review.

https://cityofaspen.com/1225/Current-City-Webcast-Meetings-Agendas

If you have any issues please don’t hesitate to reach out, we’d be happy to assist you.

Sincerely,

The 1020 East Cooper Project Team

Application Update

To our Neighbors,

Thank you for your continued interest in this project.

An updated application is now available for you to view. Please reach out to our team with any questions you might have or if you need any assistance accessing the updated application.

Sincerely,

The 1020 East Cooper Project Team

Happy Holidays!

As a reminder to our community members, the 1020 Project is scheduled for review in front of HPC on January 13th, 2021, and public notice will be sent to all of our adjacent neighbors next week.

Our team has received initial review comments from the City of Aspen and we expect to have some updated application information to share with you the week of January 4th. When these materials are available on our website we will send out a notification to everyone who has registered with us.

Until then, our team wishes you a happy and healthy remainder of the holiday season.

We look forward to speaking with you again in 2021.

The 1020 East Cooper Project Team

FAQ and Project Information Review

To our Neighbors,

Thank you for your continued interest in this project.

The application has been submitted and deemed complete by staff. The land use review will begin shortly and the project will be scheduled in front of the Historic Preservation Commission in the new year.

We invite you to join us to review the FAQ, renderings, and project parameters next week:

Tuesday, December 1st at 1:00 pm MTN time

Sincerely,
The 1020 East Cooper Project Team


Application Submittal and FAQ

Hi Everyone,

First and foremost, we would like to thank everyone who was able to make it to one of our meet and greets – it was nice to start putting faces with names. 

We wanted to let you know that the application has been submitted to the City of Aspen and is currently being reviewed for completeness. Once it is deemed complete we will update the website to include the application and renderings, but in the meantime, we have posted an FAQ that covers some of project parameters.

This will be a living document that we will update as the project progresses.

Thank you all for registering with us.
 
Sincerely,
 
The 1020 East Cooper Project Team
 

Project Introduction

The 1020 East Cooper project is a 100% affordable housing project that balances multiple community goals including historic preservation, affordable housing, environmental sustainability, and local community character.  1020 East Cooper will restore a historic 19th century miner’s cabin and add a new detached building along the alley to house a mix of two and three bedroom units.

The miner’s cabin is proposed to be fully restored, preserved, and converted into two housing units with a full basement.  The new detached building contains three units and is carefully designed to fit into the context of the neighborhood.  Onsite surface parking is accessed off the existing alley and each unit is proposed to have assigned exterior storage.

1020 East Cooper project creates the unique opportunity for working locals to live in a vibrant multi-family neighborhood and to be walking distance to downtown.