Community Development

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Welcome to Community Development

Community Development includes the Planning and Zoning, Historic Preservation, and Building Departments. Planning and Zoning handles current planning, long range planning, special projects, and Land Use Code enforcement. Historic Preservation reviews projects that involve Aspen's historic properties and districts.The Building Department reviews construction plans and performs construction inspections to assure compliance with building code and other official City of Aspen Ordinances.

Mission Statement

The City of Aspen Community Development Department works to ensure the City of Aspen remains a vibrant, safe, and livable community through: preservation of our unique history; a focus on environmental sustainability; implementation of the Aspen Area Community Plan and all adopted building and land use codes; and accurate and efficient customer service.


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