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Elected leaders move Base Village restart into final design stage

Town of Snowmass Village

After hours of debate over details of a major development in Snowmass Village, members of Town Council took a big step toward restarting work on Base Village. 

Base Village stalled in the recession. This year Town Council has been reviewing a plan by developer Related Colorado to restart construction.

The document is preliminary, but Monday’s vote moves the plan into a final design stage. The decision by three members of council came after five hours of discussion. 

Final sticking points included the amount of square feet set aside for retail and restaurant space and, whether the town would take a cash offer from the developer over a community building. Council chose the community building but it’s unclear what will be housed there - possibly a museum showcasing the town’s fossil find from 2010.

If a final plan is approved, construction could start as early as spring on buildings like a hotel, retail space, condominiums and the community building.