The Aspen City Council heard another round of public feedback over the Gorsuch Haus proposal Monday and decided again that it needs more time to make a decision on the polarizing project.
Developer Norway Island LLC returned to City Council Chambers with a revised land-use application that cuts down the 67-room hotel property's overall size and scale to the satisfaction of its supporters but not its opponents.
"If we can agree on the big idea, then the details can be filled in, and we will get them right," said Jeff Gorsuch of Norway Island. "The big idea represents the (Lift) 1A side of town, but also the whole community."
Themes emerging from three hours of comments from resident after resident, as well as even relatives of Gorsuch, included the often-heard arguments that either the western side of Aspen Mountain needs to be rejuvenated or the hotel would negatively impact the quaint area.
According to a tally from the public relations firm representing Gorsuch, 17 people spoke in favor of the proposal, nine were against it, and six held neutral positions.