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.


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

  • 2014 Housing Conditions Report (PDF).
  • Click here (PDF) for information regarding the East Valley Road Traffic Calming in Willits.
  • Click here to review the Presentation (PDF) given by Loris at the July 6 Open House on the Update to the Two Rivers Road Greenway Master Plan.
  • Click here to review the Results from the survey given at the July 6 Open House (PDF) on updates to the Two Rivers Road Greenway Master Plan.
  • Click here to review the plans (PDF) for the Willits Linear Park Playground Improvement Project. *UPDATE: The plans depict Phases I-III. Phase I, the Natural Play Area, has been removed from the plans and will not be built at this time. Phases II and III have been combined, and represent the changes that will be made to Linear Park.
  • Click here (PDF) for information on the current zoning for the CDC property.
  • Click here (PDF) for Basalt's 2018 Organizational Stewardship Report to Great Outdoors Colorado.

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.

Proposals and Bid Documents

There are currently no RFP's out for bid at this time.  The proposals for the Landscape Architect Design Services for Basalt River Park and for Engineering Services for Two Rivers Road and Basalt River Park that were received in June are being processed.

Planning & Zoning Commission Agendas

Frequently Used Forms