Draft AACP Released for Public Feedback Today

ASPEN, COLO. (March 28, 2011) – The revised draft of the joint City-County 2011 Aspen Area Community Plan (AACP) was released today and is available for public review at www.aspencommunityvision.com.  Copies are available in the City Community Development Department, City Hall.


Between October 2008 and February 2009, public input was gathered through a series of focus groups, a community survey, blog, Facebook, and instant voting sessions.  Another series of small and large group meetings were held October 2010 thru November 2010, and an additional survey was conducted in January 2011.


The revised draft of the 2011 AACP feature topics that include: a vision statement, philosophy, what’s changed and what’s new, and addresses the Aspen Idea, managing growth, economic sustainability, west of the Castle Creek corridor, transportation, housing, park, recreation, open space and trails, environmental stewardship, historic preservation, and the lifelong Aspenite.


The community is invited to attend the upcoming Planning and Zoning Commission public hearings beginning on April 12 at 4:30pm in the Rio Grande meeting room.  The schedule for public hearings is available on www.aspencommunityvision.com.


Public comments are welcomed and may be posted on the AACP blog or on Facebook.  Both can be accessed on the Adoption page at www.aspencommunityvision.com.


The AACP is a character-based, ten year community plan for the Aspen Area created in collaboration between the City of Aspen and Pitkin County. It is used as a decision-making guide by both the City Council and County Commissioners.  


Contact: Jessica Garrow, long-range planner for the City of Aspen, 970-429-2780

Posted on Monday, March 28, 2011