New City Offices

  1. Project Bulletin
  2. Construction Information
  3. About New City Offices
  4. Project Financials
  5. Design and Site Plan
  6. Galena Plaza Outreach
  7. Stay Informed

Construction Activities Calendar

View work activities and anticipated impacts for January and February 2020 [PDF]

Project Updates - January 13, 2020

Crews have resumed work following the holiday season and continue to make progress on the Rio Grande Building foundation and parking garage work. 

Construction Progress - January 2020

Rio Grande Plaza Parking Garage

Both the upper and lower entrances to the Rio Grande Parking Garage are open. Due to construction noise, please do not leave pets inside vehicles.

Beginning Monday, January 13, the lowest level of the north west garage stairs (B-2) will be closed for safety during construction hours (Mondays-Fridays, 7:30AM-5:30PM). Please use the east stairs or elevator.

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Currently, there are 15 parking spots on the upper level of the parking garage closed for safety critical overhead work. At this time no full closures of the parking garage or its north entrance are scheduled as part of city offices construction. However, based on site conditions, there may be periodic full closures of the parking garage.

Galena Shuttle Bus Stop

The Galena Shuttle bus stop has relocated to the plaza level for the remainder of the winter season. Click here to view the map.>>

Galena Plaza Outreach

Thank you to all who attended the Feedback Forum in December and shared your insights regarding the three conceptual designs for Galena Plaza. To review the designs, please visit

Following feedback from the December open house sessions, the project team has integrated elements from the three design alternatives into one refined conceptual design concept. Join the City of Aspen and the project team during “office hours” on January 22 at the Pitkin County Library Dunaway Room to provide feedback on the following topics:

  • Public Space Elements
  • Transit
  • Pedestrian Linkages to Rio Grande Park and Main Street
  • Landscape

Wednesday, January 22nd
Open “Office Hours” with the Project Team:
11 am – 1 pm – Session I Workshop
4 pm – 6 pm – Session II Workshop
Pitkin County Library Dunaway Room


Galena Plaza needs a name to fit the future of this space. The project team has been using Aspen Commons to describe this new, revitalized space. A common place for the people of Aspen to access government services and a connection from the mountain to the river.

Learn more about the Galena Plaza outreach and share your insights online at 

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Staircase Closure through summer 2021

The blue staircase connecting Rio Grande Place and the plaza (staircase east of the parking garage/plaza) will close on Monday, Sept., 9 and remain closed for the next two years. For alternate access, use Jail Trail or the parking garage elevator.