Planning and Zoning Commission

Open Positions on Planning and Zoning Commission

The City is currently seeking 2 regular members and 2 alternate members for the Planning & Zoning Commission (P&Z).  P&Z studies long-range planning matters, including the Aspen Area Community Plan, and makes recommendations to City Council. P&Z serves as an advisory commission to City Council on certain land use applications as well as reviews and approves certain applications. 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

To qualify for a position you must be a register voter and have lived in the City of Aspen for at least one year.  Apply online at or contact the City Clerk’s office at 970-429-2687.

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