What’s the future of downtown Basalt? | AspenTimes.com

What’s the future of downtown Basalt?

Aspen Times Staff Report
Aspen, CO Colorado

BASALT ” Basalt will hold three meetings Thursday and Friday to collect opinions from residents about the future of its historic downtown.

Officials want to know if downtown is growing too fast or too slow. They hope to find out what uses are over represented and what is missing. They want ideas on how to make the core more vibrant.

The results of the meeting will help the town government adjust zoning in the core.

The plan is to host gatherings that are fun and interesting with a free-flowing, less formal kind of conservation. The meetings will be facilitated by Chris Gates, a consultant who helps governments improve and the founder and chairman of the Colorado Institute for Leadership Training. He has facilitated meetings on the Entrance to Aspen and development issues in Aspen.

Basalt will hold three meetings on its historic downtown in hopes that they fit any schedule. The first meeting will be at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Basalt Middle School. There will be an 8:30 a.m. meeting Friday at Basalt Town Hall. And, to accommodate Basalt residents who work in Aspen, a meeting at noon Friday at the Rio Grande meeting room in the former Aspen Youth Center.

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