In November 2018 City of Aspen voters elected to locate new city offices at 425 Rio Grande Place.
Building of the new offices signifies the culmination of over six-years of planning for new City facilities that will meet the service needs of Aspen’s residents, customers, and visitors as well as provide appropriate work space for City employees.
Since the beginning of the planning process the City has sought to reduce taxpayers’ expenses by building on land it owns as opposed to leasing free-market commercial space, consolidate services in downtown Aspen for ease of use by the community, and to improve existing facilities for better public service, improved business processes, and to address accessibility issues.
The work beginning in February 2019 marks the start of the two-year construction process.
The City of Aspen is contracted with Shaw Construction for the project. Our partners also include Charles Cunniffe Architects, PR Studio, and Concept One Group.
Construction activities will take place between the hours of 7:30am and 5:30pm Monday through Friday and on Saturday as needed from 9am – 5pm.
The project timeline is expected to be as follows, with work continuous on the site from February 2019 through early 2021:
Phase 1 – Site Preparation and Demolition – February 2019-April 2019
Phase 2 – Utilities and Foundation – April 2019 – mid-June 2019 with minor follow-up work being done during the off season in the fall
Phase 3 -Vertical Construction – June 2019 – early 2021
The expected completion is early 2021.