The Planning division of Community Development has the task of ensuring proper enforcement of the City of Aspen Land Use Code.
The Land Use Code
addresses a wide variety of topics ranging from affordable housing, signage, the Growth Management Quota System (GMQS), and temporary use approvals.
involves creating land use recommendations for the City Council, Planning and Zoning Commission, and Board of Adjustment.
Long Range Planning
includes more "big picture" projects that usually involve public engagement.
2016 Development Moratorium
City Council has approved a temporary moratorium on certain
development in the City of Aspen. Click below for the map of applicable
locations and the language of the Ordinance.
Ordinance 7, Series 2016
Aspen's Land Use Moratorium Information Sheet
Get Approval to Develop:
The Get Approval to Develop section of the Business Navigator provides a step-by-step guide for you to determine your Land Use Approval process. The requirements, documents and other information you need for your development application can all be found here: