Basalt Downtown Discussion Continues The committee that’s been discussing redevelopment in downtown Basalt will present its recommendations to elected leaders today. The 10-member Downtown Area Advisory Committee has met regularly since October. The group’s goal is to help Town Council determine plausible redevelopment scenarios for key pieces of land. The group went over some of the ideas generated during an unconventional planning process called “Our Town.” In September Town Manager Mike Scanlon said committee members would approach the ideas objectively. "That’s what having this committee allows us to have. It’s a group of people that can take a more measured approach to the different ideas.” Some Basalt residents have said they’re counting on the process to come up with a plan to boost a struggling downtown. Some businesses have moved from the quaint downtown to the more modern Willits area.