Unconventional Basalt Planning Process Hits Halfway Mark

Mar 20, 2014

This map shows downtown Basalt and the white area is the focus of the Town's "Our Town" planning process. It's a 12 acre mix of public and private land. Town officials are soliciting ideas from the public on what they'd like to see there.
This map shows downtown Basalt and the white area is the focus of the Town's "Our Town" planning process. It's a 12 acre mix of public and private land. Town officials are soliciting ideas from the public on what they'd like to see there.
Credit www.ourtownplanning.org

The Town of Basalt’s halfway through its unconventional urban planning process. In February, Town officials invited residents to participate in what they’re calling the “Our Town” process, where they lay out a map of downtown and ask people what they’d like to see there. So far, more than 300 people have offered up ideas. They’re zeroing in on a 12 acre chunk of public-private land that runs from Old Pond Park to Basalt Grocery and the Aspenalt Lodge. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen spoke to Basalt Town Manager Mike Scanlon.

Already the Town has held more than 20 meetings with the public and several more are planned. The “Our Town” planning process wraps up in May. You can find more information here.