There is currently a temporary pause on the issuance of new residential building and vacation rental permits. Find more information here.
Long-Range Planning focuses on amendments to the regulations in the Land Use Code and “big picture” policy development to support City Council and community goals. The Aspen Area Community Plan is the City’s primary policy document. Long-Range Planning also collaborates with other City departments to support their planning and outreach efforts.
The City of Aspen places a premium on public input and participation to develop community policies and regulations. Aspen Community Voice is the City’s web-based tool for gathering public input on a wide range of City policies, code amendments and initiatives. We always welcome your feedback.
2012 Aspen Area Community Plan (AACP) (PDF) The 2012 Aspen Area Community Plan, a product of extensive community conversation about Aspen's past, present, and future, established desired policy outcomes in shaping the City's social, natural, and built environments.