Attached is a pdf of the talking points of the campaign. I hope they will help you understand our concerns and our approach. From a graphic point of view we believe the key points relate to:
1. Density; the proposed hotel (Base 2) would be on a busy intersection bordering a neighborhood. The site is not zoned for a high density hotel. The city council granted huge exceptions (variances) to the developer to get him to build a high density hotel in the location. It is very unpopular with many voters. A key issue, then is too many people in too small an area.
2. Abutting a neighborhood
3. No onsite parking when zoning requires 20 spaces. Guests of the lodge would be driving into town
4. Because no onsite parking, guests parking on the street will crowd out parking for neighboring local-serving businesses (the florist, the pet shop, the wine merchant, the deli) that rely on short term street parkers.
5. Addition to already crazy pedestrian and vehicular traffic during busy seasons (we are a high profile tourist destination that gets very busy at times).
Also attached is the graphic that the developer has been using to promote the project. A cropped version focusing on the building has been used in a recent ad in local papers. It looks very attractive, but does not show the bumper to bumper traffic, always full street parking, and crowded sidewalks that will be common in busy season.
Also attached are two stock pictures of bumper to bumper traffic. Not from Aspen, but somewhere. I had the idea the stressing the traffic and the lack of parking might be angles.