The Basalt Planning Department Staff consists of the Planning Director, the Assistant Planning Director, the Town Engineer, and two Staff Planners.
Willits Lane Connectivity & Town Wayfinding Plan
The Town of Basalt is accepting proposals for professional planning and design services from highly qualified consultant teams for the Willits Lane Connectivity & Town Wayfinding Plan. The project seeks to develop a connectivity plan for Willits Lane that includes addressing desired improvements and connectivity between Historic Basalt and Willits, to achieve desired pedestrian and recreational experiences along Willits Lane. Additionally, the Town seeks to develop a Wayfinding Plan to link the multiple neighborhoods and trails throughout Basalt to foster both social and physical connections as well promote alternative transportation modes.
The complete RFP can be found HERE.
Downtown Parking Enforcement
The Town of Basalt is currently researching options for how to best implement parking enforcement in downtown Basalt in the future. This is not paid parking, but rather a program designed to enforce limitations on the number of hours a vehicle can remain in one parking spot downtown. Your feedback will be used to help inform our discussions with parking enforcement vendors and Town Council.
We appreciate you taking the time to answer our survey questions here.
Midland Avenue Streetscape Project
In 2020, the Town’s Master Plan identified the Midland Avenue Streetscape as a priority project that would ensure continued commercial vitality in downtown. In November of 2021, the Basalt Forward 2030 initiative passed via citizen vote and authorized the Town to utilize bond proceeds to revitalize Midland Avenue’s streetscape and update utilities.
The design team worked throughout 2022 to create concepts, gain community feedback, and produce construction documents. Phase I of the project went under construction in the spring of 2023.
Further information on the project and newsletter sign-ups can be found here on Let's Talk Basalt.
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.
Basalt Master Plan
The 2020 Basalt Master Plan was adopted unanimously by the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Town Council on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at a special meeting of both boards. The 2020 Master Plan was prepared based on input provided during the public outreach process.and Worksessions held by the P&Z and Town Council. Adjustments were made based on comments made the Town’s referral agencies and the public.
Town Staff worked with CTA Architects and Engineers and Connect One Design on the new Master Plan.
The 2020 Basalt Master Plan is rooted in community input. The Community input encompasses many voices. See Appendix A for details on the outreach. See Appendix A.2 - Baseline Inventory Update and Analysis and Appendix A.3 - Context and History, combined here. See Appendix A.4 to review the Our Town Master Plan Sub-Area plan.
Please send any comments to email@example.com with “2020 Master Plan Comments” in the subject line.
Access https://letstalk.basalt.net/ to find out more about the Basalt Master Plan process.
Additional Plans and Studies
- RFTA Destination 2040
- RFTA Regional Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Transit Access Plan (2015).
- 2014 Housing Conditions Report (PDF).
- Basalt River Master Plan
The Town of Basalt's zoning maps in PDF form can be found through the following links:
- Town of Basalt Boundary - Click Here
- West Basalt Zoning Map - Click Here
- East Basalt Zoning Map - Click Here
- P&Z agenda packets are now located in the Agenda Center
Frequently Used Forms
- Affidavit of Public Notice (PDF)
- Development Application (PDF)
- Reimbursement Agreement (PDF)
- Special Events Application (PDF)