Topic ID #24120 - posted 10/22/2012 2:19 AM

Pitkin County, CO takes up plan to protect artifacts



Jennifer Palmer

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Pitkin County takes up plan to protect artifacts
Janet Urquhart The Aspen Times

ASPEN — A plan to compensate a pair of midvalley landowners in return for the conservation of a site where prehistoric stone artifacts dating back thousands of years litter the ground will go to Pitkin County commissioners Wednesday.

Commissioners first began wrestling with what to do about the property in May, when owners David Brown and Jody Anthes asked the county to declare the site constrained — undevelopable or severely restricted under the county's land-use code — and to issue two transferable development rights, or TDRs, that they could sell to offset the money they invested in the parcel. A spot for a home on the parcel was approved in 1999, but no development would occur under the conservation plan.


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Post ID#19830 - replied 10/23/2012 7:28 PM



whatamIdoing

Awesome, I love it.
I remember when I was working in Oregon some years back I was told that if you had a site on your land and agreed to not ruin it that you would get a big reduction in property taxes. Never got that confirmed, but it is good to know that there are incentives around in some areas to protect sites. Wish there were more.

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