Below is a list of recent code amendment. We try to keep this page as up to date as possible. If you have questions please contact the Planner of the Day
Residential Design Standards
New Residential Design Standards go into effect on February 10, 2016. For questions about this code amendment please contact Justin Barker.
Transportation Impact Analysis Requirements
The City updated the system of mitigating transportation impacts from development in 2014. More details on this system are available on our
current planning page
. For questions about this code amendment please contact our Long Range Planner,
Planned Development, Subdivision and Approval Documents (2013)
This revised chapter replaces the Planned Unit Development and Specially Planned Area chapters
This revised chapter replaces the former Subdivision chapter in its entirety.
This is a new chapter containing all requirements for documenting an approval, including requirements for plats, approved plans, agreements, and financial sureties.
Trash, Recycling and Utility Areas
Amends the required trash and recycling areas for buildings, moves the size requirements into the Solid Waste Code, updates requirements for utility and delivery areas.
Effective May 22, 2013
Business Friendly Code Changes
Amends various sections of the Land Use Code for clarity and to reduce administrative processes related to business operations.
Effective April 17, 2013
Employee Generation Rates
Updates the employee generation figures for commercial and lodge uses and zones.
Effective March 13, 2013
Amends the allowed height and uses in the CC and C-1 zone districts. amends the allowed uses in the CL zone district, and amends the allowances for mechanical equipment
Effective February 13, 2013
Affordable Housing Certificates
Creates a conversion system for affordable housing certificates
Effective January 11, 2013
AACP Review Criteria
Eliminates and replaces all review criteria that requires compliance with the Aspen Area Community Plan, adds a neighborhood outreach requirement, amends call-up provisions related to Commercial Design Review and Historic Preservation Review
Effective March 28, 2012
Code Amendment Process
Changes the process for amending the land use code and official zone district map
Effective May 2, 2012
Short Term Rentals
Allows short term rental of single-family, duplex, and multi-family in all Lodging, Residential, Mixed-Use, and Commercial Zone Districts
Effective April 25, 2012
Historic Districts - Ord 33, Series of 2012
Effective January9, 2013
Hearing Officer regulations - Ord 28, Series of 2012
Effective December 12, 2012
CC and C-1 zone district amendment - Ord 12, Series of 2012
Effective May 2, 2012 - February 12, 2013
Special Review for Affordable Housing Units
Effective June 23rd, 2011
Historic Lot Splits - Ord. 7, Series of 2011
Effective April 14th, 2011
Effective December 15th, 2010
Calculations & Measurements
Effective February, 9th, 2011
Historic Preservation: Aspen Modern
Effective February 9th, 2011