Basalt Planning Department
Basalt Planning Department staff consists of: the Planning Director; the Assistant Planning Director; the Senior Planner; and a part-time Planning
Talking to the planning staff is the first step residents take when
determining whether or not to make any changes to their property. Planning
staff are available by appointment to meet with residents and developers
to discuss proposals.
The Basalt Town Council and its advisory boards rely
heavily on the assistance of the Planning Department to help decide
how the town should grow and develop. Along with these decisions comes
the Planning Department's important responsibility of making sure that
the impacts of development are paid for by those who benefit the most
from that development.
The planning staff also helps the Planning and Zoning
Commission prepare master plans to guide the town's growth. Currently,
the 2007 Master Plan is the town's signature document for outlining
key planning policies. In 2002 the River
Stewardship Master Plan was adopted by the town government as an
amendment to the 1999 Master Plan. The River Stewardship Master Plan
identifies how to make the river safer, enhance the riparian environment,
and create river parks for all of Basalt to enjoy.
The Planning Department also helps the Planning and
Zoning Commission and the Town Council review new developments. These
development projects range from looking at the traffic and
infrastructure impacts of a proposed accessory dwelling unit in Old
Town Basalt to reviewing annexations into the town boundaries of properties
over a hundred acres with associated dwelling units.
Planning staff also coordinate and support the activities
and work of the Basalt Board of Zoning Adjustment which reviews and
either approves or denies applications for zoning variances.
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