'Brown Bag' Meetings Set for Public to Discuss Art Museum Proposal
The City of Aspen and the Aspen Art Museum will be hosting a series of brown bag sessions for the community to learn more about the proposed settlement agreement involving a new art museum.

The sessions will be Thursday, July 15, from 12 to 1; Wednesday, July 21, from 3:30 to 4:30; and Tuesday, July 27, from 12 to 1. All meetings will be held in Council Chambers at Aspen City Hall, 130 South Galena St. Drinks will be provided.

The Aspen City Council announced last week that a proposed settlement agreement regarding properties at 625 and 633 South Spring Street will be the subject of public feedback this summer. The settlement addresses the pending lawsuit between the City of Aspen and 633 Spring II LLC regarding their 2008 redevelopment application. Aspects of the proposed settlement include a new Aspen Art Museum, as well as a mixed-use building located on what is known as the Wienerstube property and an adjacent parking lot.

The 1st Reading of the ordinance for the proposal occurred before council on July 12. The second reading will occur on August 2, starting at 3 p.m.

The public is also invited to visit the current Aspen Art Museum, at 590 North Mill Street, to view the model and renderings and learn more about the proposed project. Click here for more details and project images.

Posted on Tuesday, July 13, 2010