Welcome to Community Development
Community Development includes the Planning and Zoning and Building Departments. Planning and Zoning handles current planning, long range planning, special projects, and Land Use Code enforcement. The Building Department reviews construction plans and performs construction inspections to assure compliance with building code and other official City of Aspen Ordinances.
2016 Development Moratorium
In early 2016, City Council approved a temporary moratorium on
development in the City of Aspen. Throughout 2016 City staff performed
extensive consultation with the public and City Boards to draft changes
to the Land Use Code and bring it in line with the Aspen Area Community
On January 23-24, 2017 City Council passed
Ordinances 29, 30, 32, and 33 approving changes to commercial use mix,
parking and mobility, and commercial design. On January 30, 2017 City
Council passed Ordinance 31 approving changes to the Growth Management
Quota System. All Ordinances take effect 30 days from approval.
Click below for the map of applicable
locations, language of the moratorium Ordinance, and all approved Ordinances.
Ordinance 7, Series 2016
A Guide to Aspen's Land Use Code Updates
Ordinance 29, Series 2016 (Use Mix)
Ordinance 30, Series 2016 (Miscellaneous)
Ordinance 31, Series 2016 (GMQS)
Ordinance 32, Series 2016 (Parking)
Ordinance 33, Series 2016 (Commercial Design)Commercial Design Guidelines Draft
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