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CO: RV park application denied, process needs overhaul

(Jan. 11, 2018) -- A couple with long ties to Basalt said Wednesday they spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to buy property and prepare a development application based on actions by the town government only to see their proposal rejected Tuesday night.

ASPEN, Colo. — A couple with long ties to Basalt said Wednesday they spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to buy property and prepare a development application based on actions by the town government only to see their proposal rejected Tuesday night.

Brent and Roxanne Lough applied to build an upscale RV resort with 23 pads and 18 tiny-home cabins for short-term rental on nearly 9 acres of vacant land west of the Basalt Post Office on Emma Road. They were stunned by the 5-0 vote by the Town Council because they said they had been given positive assurances in earlier meetings — by the town staff, Planning and Zoning Commission and the council itself.

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About Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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