The Land Use Code is an important tool that outlines dimensions and uses allowed throughout the City.
The Land Use Code sets the standard for development and determines the permitted uses on select parcels by zone district. This protects and maintains the character of the community and ensures development isn't hazardous to the safety of citizens or the environment.
The following documents break down the Land Use Code by section, and it is one title of the City Municipal Code
. Development is required to comply with all portions of the municipal code.
The Land Use Code:
Part 100: General Provisions
Part 200: Administration - Decision Making Bodies
- Part 100 of Title 26 includes the general provisions of the Land Use Code, land use application fees, and definitions.
Part 300: General Procedures and Regulations
- Part 200 of Title 26 outlines the functions of the decision making bodies in the City of Aspen. These include City Council, Community Development Department, Planning and Zoning Commission, Board of Adjustment, Historic Preservation Commission (HPC), and the Administrative Hearing Officer
Part 400: Land Use Regulations
- Part 300 of Title 26 defines common development review procedure and describes how the Land Use Code addresses certain areas such as non-conformities, variances, vested property rights, and appeals.
Part 500: Supplementary Regulations
- Part 400 of Title 26 is where you will find chapters on the Growth Management Quota System (GMQS) and regulations for developing Historic Districts and Landmarks.
Part 600: Impact Fees
- Part 500 of Title 26 is where you will find chapters such as Parking and Signage Regulations, along with the Miscellaneous Regulation chapter that includes Calculations and Measurements.
Part 700: Zoning Districts
- Part 600 of Title 26 contains the land use impact fees. These include Parks Development, TDM/Air Quality, and School Lands Dedication, and Transportation Impact Analysis.
- Part 700 of Title 26 defines the zone districts within the City of Aspen.