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PitCo to consider paid parking at Buttermilk

Aspen Public Radio News

This week, Pitkin County Commissioners will consider changes to the parking area at Buttermilk.


The county’s public works director Brian Pettet says the parking lot at Buttermilk is underused — and misused — during the summer months. He’ll present a plan to create different areas for day-use and permitted parking.


The new plan would keep 70 spaces open for free day use. The remainder would be paid parking for longer stays and construction vehicles. It would not apply in the winter when the ski area is open.


Pettet says the lot is not used as it is intended, for day parking. Most of the vehicles are unauthorized, like long-term overflow from residents at Burlingame and construction storage.


The commissioners plan to consider the proposal Wednesday at noon.


Aspen native Elizabeth Stewart-Severy is excited to be making a return to both the Red Brick, where she attended kindergarten, and the field of journalism. She has spent her entire life playing in the mountains and rivers around Aspen, and is thrilled to be reporting about all things environmental in this special place. She attended the University of Colorado with a Boettcher Scholarship, and graduated as the top student from the School of Journalism in 2006. Her lifelong love of hockey lead to a stint working for the Colorado Avalanche, and she still plays in local leagues and coaches the Aspen Junior Hockey U-19 girls.