Envisioning The Future of Downtown Basalt

Community input remains at the heart of reshaping downtown Basalt. People of all ages and from all walks of life have contributed their ideas of how Basalt should look in the future. The results of this public input process will be used to create an action plan reflecting the community’s vision. You can read how Basalt’s informal networks contributed to this initial effort in the Our Town Planning Report generated by JKA Group.

Ballot Results
See How The Community Voted
Setting Expectations

The idea was to listen, learn, and share ideas, concerns and visions – all through a constructive, civil dialogue. See the Chat Session Meeting Notes.

Starting with the End in Mind

Self-discover and clarify Basalt’s important character values and goals. Envision the ideal characteristics. See current “Our Town” Drawings.

Creating The Capacity For Change

See Basalt’s reality clearly and build your organizational change strategy and culture accordingly. View video from the Summary Findings Meeting.


Our Town Planning Process Continues

Ideas about Basalt’s future were gathered in 18 chat sessions, numerous stakeholder group and public meetings, and through 300+ maps and drawings submitted to the Town earlier this year. This process generated around 3,000 ideas which were subsequently synthesized into three different options. A vote was conducted and Option Two of the proposed site plan scenarios was chosen by the majority of voters in a June survey. Option Two will be used as the basis for further discussions regarding specific uses on the Pan and Fork, Clark’s Market, and Lions Park properties.

This ongoing process has moved from the “visioning” stage to “narrowing down the possibilities” with the appointment of members to the Downtown Area Advisory Committee (DAAC) and the commissioning of a town-wide survey.

Resolution No. 54, Series of 2014, established a Downtown Area Advisory Committee (DAAC) to help the Basalt Town Council determine plausible redevelopment scenarios for the Our Town Planning Area.

Town of Basalt Colorado 81621Determining Plausible Redevelopment Scenarios for the Our Town Planning Area

“Our Town” Process:
The Next Steps

The 3,000 ideas that were generated by the community have been synthesized in to three Site Plan alternatives. The following step was for the community to vote for which site plan most represents what they would like to see in Downtown Basalt. See the Ballot Results.

The next step is for DAAC to hold meetings in order to prepare their recommendations to the Basalt Town Council.

The Town will also be conducting a 2nd survey to clarify the findings of the June 2014 Our Town Planning survey.

DAAC Meetings
DAAC : Downtown Area Advisory Committee