Historic Inventory List
This list is provided as general information. Since it is possible that street address numbers have been altered, please call Amy Guthrie, Aspen Historic Preservation Officer at (970) 429-2758 or Sara Adams, Senior Planner at (970) 429-2778 to confirm the status of any property within the city when in doubt.
To make alterations, additions, or demolish any structures that are currently on the City of Aspen's Historical Inventory, Landmarks, or sites within the Historic Overlay District a review must be completed by the City's Historical Preservation Office and possibly by the Historical Preservation Commission.
Historic Preservation Projects
Any development involving properties designated on the Aspen Inventory of Historic Landmark Sites and Structures, as an individual building or located in a historic district, unless determined exempt (such as interior remodeling, choice of paint color, and some minor maintenance work) requires the approval of a Development Order and either a Certificate of No Negative Effect or a Certificate of Appropriateness before a building permit or any other work authorization will be issued by the City.
City of Aspen Historic Preservation Design Guidelines
All work must comply with the City of Aspen Historic Preservation Design Guidelines listed below:
The three classifications of review on Historical Properties
- An Exempt Development may be approved by the Community Development Director if it meets the criteria for an exemption in Section 26.415 of the City of Aspen Land Use Code .
A Minor Development approval would be needed for development on a historic property that could not be exempted according to the criteria for exemptions in the Land Use Code. This would require a public hearing before the Historic Preservation Commission.
- A Significant Development approval would be needed for a major alteration, addition, or demolition of an existing historical property. A Significant Development approval would require a public hearing before the Historical Preservation Commission on the conceptual development plan and then another public hearing before the Historical Preservation Commission on the final development plan.