The Basalt Planning Department Staff consists of the Planning Director, the Assistant Planning Director, and two Staff Planners. 


Making Changes to Your Property

Talking with the Planning Staff is the first step to take when considering changes to your property. Planning Staff is available by appointment to meet with residents and developers to discuss proposals.  Please call 970-927-4701 to make an appointment.

Town Council & Other Boards

The Basalt Town Council and its advisory boards rely heavily on the assistance of the Planning Department in determining how the town should grow and develop. Along with these decisions comes the Planning Department's important responsibility of ensuring the impacts of development are paid for by those who benefit the most from that development. The Planning Department also helps the Planning and Zoning Commission and Town Council review new development applications. Development projects range from determining the traffic and infrastructure impacts of a subdivision near Old Town Basalt to reviewing annexations into the town boundaries of properties over a hundred acres with associated dwelling units.

Master Plans & Master Plan Update

The Planning Staff assists the Planning and Zoning Commission in preparing Master Plans to guide Basalt's growth. Currently, the 2007 Basalt Master Plan is the Town's signature document for outlining key planning policies. There are several other plans that have been adopted by the Town of Basalt as part of the Town's Master Plan, including:

  1. The River Stewardship Master Plan identifies ways to make the river safer, enhance the riparian environment, and create river parks for all of Basalt to enjoy.

  2. The Two Rivers Greenway Plan (PDF) identifies a strategic plan for enhancing the recreational use within the corridor while maintaining two-way vehicular traffic. See also the more detailed plans for Phase I (PDF).

  3. The El Jebel Sub-Area Plan (PDF) was adopted in 2013 to cause the Town's Plan to be more consistent with the recently adopted Mid-Valley Master Plan.

  4. The Basalt Parks, Open Space and Trails Master Plan (PDF) was prepared by the Town's POST Committee to highlight where the Town should spend its Parks, Open Space and Sales Tax revenues to best meet community goals.

  5. Our Town Subarea Plan: An amendment to the 2007 Town of Basalt Master Plan. Check out Our Town Planning. Click here to review the Plan adopted (PDF) by the Planning and Zoning Commission on October 20, 2016 and by the Town Council on November 24, 2016.

  6. Master Plan Update. Town Staff is working with Tim Malloy of TGMC, LLC in preparing an update to the Town's Master Plan. Town Staff started the update process by preparing a community survey to be distributed to residents and business owners. The Town will use responses to the survey to make changes to the Master Plan, especially the goals and objectives. To date, Town Staff has reviewed the draft survey questions with the Planning and Zoning Commission and incorporated the Commission's feedback. Please check back on this page for future updates on the survey and other progress toward the Master Plan Update.

Additional Information and Studies

Information on Basalt River Park

  • Click here to see the latest Plans (PDF) for the Basalt River Park
  • Click here to see the Cost (PDF) information for the Basalt River Park
  • Click here to see the package containing the detailed Cost (PDF) information for the Basalt River Park

Information on Land Use Applications

  • Click here to view the Application for Sketch Plan Review for the Basalt River Park.
  • Click here to review the Application (PDF) for the Willits Town Center PUD Amendment.
  • Click here to review the Application (PDF) for the Block 3 Willits Town Center Site Plan.
  • Click here to review the Revised Southside Traffic Report (PDF).
  • Click here to review the latest Application submitted by TACAW for the Arts Campus at Willits submitted on the Town Park-Art Center Tract which is owned by the Town.
  • Click here to view the Application and materials for the mixed-use project proposed at 525 Basalt Avenue.

Proposals and Bid Documents

RFP - Planning and Design Services for New Basalt Master Plan Project

The Town of Basalt is requesting proposals for Planning and Design Services for the new Basalt Master Plan Project. 

There will be a non-mandatory pre-proposal meeting on Wednesday, December 19th at 3:00 PM at Town Hall, 101 Midland Avenue.

The submittal deadline is Thursday, January 31, 2019, at 2:00 PM.  

Click here for Addendum #1

Click here for the RFP

Click here for the DRAFT Basalt Council Strategic Plan Dec 2018

Planning & Zoning Commission Agendas

Frequently Used Forms