Planning & Zoning Commission


  • 4:30 p.m.
  • The 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month
  • Pearl Pass Meeting Room, 3rd Floor, Aspen City Hall, 427 Rio Grande Pl, Aspen, CO 81611                 

For information on upcoming meetings and agendas, check the calendar. If you would like to comment to the Planning and Zoning Commission electronically, email the Planning and Zoning Commission by the Monday before the meeting by 5 p.m.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

Most Recent Agendas and Minutes


  • Teraissa McGovern, Chair
  • Christine Benedetti, Vice Chair
  • Jason Suazo
  • Tom Gorman
  • Ken Canfield
  • Eric Knight
  • Marcus Blue
  • Tracy Sutton
  • Maryann Pitt


The Planning and Zoning Commission consists of a nine member volunteer commission of city residents appointed by City Council, each to a four year term. The Commission studies long-range planning matters, including the Aspen Area Community Plan, and makes recommendations to City Council. The Commission serves as an advisory commission to City Council on certain land use applications as well as reviews and approves certain applications.

Visit the Planning and Zoning Division for additional information regarding land use code enforcement.

Planning & Zoning Commission Reviews

P&Z is responsible for reviewing a variety of development projects and making recommendations to City Council for large or significant projects. Development projects typically requiring P&Z approval include the following:

  • Variances
  • Conditional Uses
  • Development in Environmentally Sensitive Areas
  • Special Reviews
  • Growth Management Quota System (GMQS) Exemptions

If these types of projects occur on a historic property or within the historic district, review and approval would be the authority of the Historic Preservation Commission.

Agendas & Scheduling a Public Hearing

Planning and Zoning agendas are typically full for months in advance. If your project requires P&Z review, be sure to factor this into your project timeline.

The City planner working on your project will schedule your public hearing for the earliest available date and will notify you of your review date and estimated time. You will then be responsible for completing public notice requirements. 

Upcoming Meetings

You can check upcoming meeting agendas online on the City Clerk's Meeting and Agendas Page.