Dave Marrs, chief financial officer with Geronimo Ventures LLC, which is part of Lane's team, said the Tree Farm application addresses the town's concerns.
At the request of The Aspen Times
summarized responses to the town's five major points.
Lane's team believes the Tree Farm's commercial uses will complement Willits rather than compete with it.
Only about 6,700 to 8,900 square feet of commercial development will be developed per year, based on demand, Marrs
"The Tree Farm team thinks the real focus of the application should be on attainable and affordable housing rather than commercial uses," Marrs
wrote in an email.
In prior hearings, Lane's team said the least expensive apartments being proposed would be $1,294 per month under current Eagle County guidelines and $1,552 for two-bedroom units.
Lane and his
team are steadfast that they will not seek annexation into the town of Basalt, despite the contention that urban-style development belongs in town.
"This is the town's opinion," Marrs
Likewise, the town's contention that the Tree Farm will tap town services for free is a "non-issue," Marrs
"The Tree Farm has agreed to fair and reasonable reimbursement to the town for services - primarily police services."
The Tree Farm has agreed to contribute to the underpass, Marrs
said, and it has offered to pay a fee-in-lieu of parking for transit parking.
The Roaring Fork Transportation Authority hasn't responded to its request, he