The Basalt Planning Department Staff consists of the Planning Director, the Assistant Planning Director, the Town Engineer, and two Staff Planners. 


Willits Lane Connectivity & Town Wayfinding Plan

The Town of Basalt is accepting proposals for professional planning and design services from highly qualified consultant teams for the Willits Lane Connectivity & Town Wayfinding Plan. The project seeks to develop a connectivity plan for Willits Lane that includes addressing desired improvements and connectivity between Historic Basalt and Willits, to achieve desired pedestrian and recreational experiences along Willits Lane. Additionally, the Town seeks to develop a Wayfinding Plan to link the multiple neighborhoods and trails throughout Basalt to foster both social and physical connections as well promote alternative transportation modes.

The complete RFP can be found HERE.

Downtown Parking Enforcement

The Town of Basalt is researching options for how to best implement parking enforcement in downtown Basalt in the future.  This is not paid parking, but rather a program designed to enforce limitations on the number of hours a vehicle can remain in one parking spot downtown.  Your feedback from an August 2023 survey will be used to help inform our discussions with parking enforcement vendors and Town Council. 

Survey results and more information can be found here.

Midland Avenue Streetscape Project

In 2020, the Town’s Master Plan identified the Midland Avenue Streetscape as a priority project that would ensure continued commercial vitality in downtown. In November of 2021, the Basalt Forward 2030 initiative passed via citizen vote and authorized the Town to utilize bond proceeds to revitalize Midland Avenue’s streetscape and update utilities.

The design team worked throughout 2022 to create concepts, gain community feedback, and produce construction documents. Phase I of the project went under construction in the spring of 2023.

Further information on the project and newsletter sign-ups can be found here on Let's Talk Basalt.

Current Construction Projects

For a summary of current construction projects in the Town of Basalt please follow this LINK.

Making Changes to Your Property

Talking with the Planning Staff is the first step to take when considering changes to your property. Planning Staff is available by appointment to meet with residents and developers to discuss proposals.  Please call 970-927-4701 to make an appointment.

2024 Roaring Fork Charity Classic


Town of Basalt Seeking Applications to become a Participating Beneficiary of the 2024 Roaring Fork Charity Classic Golf Tournament at the Roaring Fork Club on May 7, 2024


The Town of Basalt is seeking applications to become a beneficiary of the Roaring Fork Club annual fundraising golf tournament for 2024.  Applicants must be a Basalt-oriented charity or a public group which sponsor a public project that benefits the Town of Basalt.  Applications are due Friday, January 12, 2024 at 5:00 pm. Click here for more information.


2024 Charity Classic Beneficiary Application

Town Council & Other Boards

The Basalt Town Council and its advisory boards rely heavily on the assistance of the Planning Department in determining how the town should grow and develop. Along with these decisions comes the Planning Department’s important responsibility of ensuring the impacts of development are paid for by those who benefit the most from that development. The Planning Department also helps the Planning and Zoning Commission and Town Council review new development applications. Development projects range from determining the traffic and infrastructure impacts of a subdivision near Old Town Basalt to reviewing annexations into the town boundaries of properties over a hundred acres with associated dwelling units.

Basalt Master Plan

The 2020 Basalt Master Plan was adopted unanimously by the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Town Council on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at a special meeting of both boards.  The 2020 Master Plan was prepared based on input provided during the public outreach process.and Worksessions held by the P&Z and Town Council. Adjustments were made based on comments made the Town’s referral agencies and the public.  

Town Staff worked with CTA Architects and Engineers and Connect One Design on the new Master Plan.

The 2020 Basalt Master Plan is rooted in community input.  The Community input encompasses many voices.  See Appendix A for details on the outreach.  See Appendix A.2 - Baseline Inventory Update and Analysis and Appendix A.3 - Context and History, combined here.  See Appendix A.4 to review the Our Town Master Plan Sub-Area plan.

Please send any comments to with “2020 Master Plan Comments” in the subject line.

Access to find out more about the Basalt Master Plan process.

Additional Plans and Studies

Zoning Maps

The Town of Basalt's zoning maps in PDF form can be found through the following links:

Planning & Zoning Commission Agendas

Frequently Used Forms