Town prepares rules for life after recession. Basalt appears destined to take a page out of Pitkin County’s book in its efforts to manage growth.The town government is working with consultant Alan Richman on a growth management process patterned after Pitkin County’s system. Although details aren’t final, it appears Basalt will adopt a system in which development applications are assigned a score based on providing community amenities such as affordable housing and parks and meeting certain standards. Projects that meet a minimum threshold score and out-compete other projects earn priority in the approval process.The Town Council approved a surprise nine-month moratorium on most new development applications in June after declaring an emergency. Since then, it’s been working on tougher growth regulations.
By Scott Condon, Dec. 27 2008, The Aspen Times, Aspen CO, Colorado,

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