Recovery Street Plan

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Activating sidewalks, parking spaces and streets for safe, extended commercial service


Initiative Summary: In an effort to invigorate economic recovery downtown, the City of Aspen is seeking the public’s input on expanding restaurant and storefront activity into the streets in order to increase the number of customers served within health order guidelines and to create more diversity downtown for businesses, residents, and visitors.


We want to hear what you think is the best approach for Aspen. Please review the design examples included in the survey and share your opinion by leaving a comment and completing the survey below.


Initiative Goals:

  1. Address COVID-19 impacts and provide relief to the community
  2. Increase physical space to facilitate social interaction, community connection, and commercial activity while adhering to Pitkin County Health Order gathering guidelines
  3. Implement a street plan that is safe for the public.
  4. Facilitate economic recovery efforts through a transparent process with equitable opportunity for participation


Estimated Timeline:

  • May 15-24: Public Survey on street plan approach
  • May 25-June 1: Use public survey results to refine street plan
  • May 27: Anticipated shift for Phase 2 Reopening of Pitkin County Public Health Order
  • Beginning June 2: Preparations for implementation
  • The City of Aspen will also evaluate plan with the shift to Phase 3 Reopening of Pitkin County Public Health Order


Geography of Program:

There are geographic constraints to what streets can be fully closed or offer modified closures. We understand not every area of town will offer the same opportunity due to safety and program administration. However, the goal is to get your feedback on preferred areas for the City to target for this program.


If streets are modified or closed businesses would be able to participate by extending business operations into designated outdoor areas in front of their existing storefronts.

Activating sidewalks, parking spaces and streets for safe, extended commercial service


Initiative Summary: In an effort to invigorate economic recovery downtown, the City of Aspen is seeking the public’s input on expanding restaurant and storefront activity into the streets in order to increase the number of customers served within health order guidelines and to create more diversity downtown for businesses, residents, and visitors.


We want to hear what you think is the best approach for Aspen. Please review the design examples included in the survey and share your opinion by leaving a comment and completing the survey below.


Initiative Goals:

  1. Address COVID-19 impacts and provide relief to the community
  2. Increase physical space to facilitate social interaction, community connection, and commercial activity while adhering to Pitkin County Health Order gathering guidelines
  3. Implement a street plan that is safe for the public.
  4. Facilitate economic recovery efforts through a transparent process with equitable opportunity for participation


Estimated Timeline:

  • May 15-24: Public Survey on street plan approach
  • May 25-June 1: Use public survey results to refine street plan
  • May 27: Anticipated shift for Phase 2 Reopening of Pitkin County Public Health Order
  • Beginning June 2: Preparations for implementation
  • The City of Aspen will also evaluate plan with the shift to Phase 3 Reopening of Pitkin County Public Health Order


Geography of Program:

There are geographic constraints to what streets can be fully closed or offer modified closures. We understand not every area of town will offer the same opportunity due to safety and program administration. However, the goal is to get your feedback on preferred areas for the City to target for this program.


If streets are modified or closed businesses would be able to participate by extending business operations into designated outdoor areas in front of their existing storefronts.

  • In an effort to invigorate economic recovery downtown, the City of Aspen is seeking the public’s input on expanding restaurant and storefront activity into the streets in order to increase the number of customers served within health order guidelines and to create more diversity downtown for businesses, residents, and visitors. 


    Please complete this brief survey to share what you think is the best approach for Aspen.

    In an effort to invigorate economic recovery downtown, the City of Aspen is seeking the public’s input on expanding restaurant and storefront activity into the streets in order to increase the number of customers served within health order guidelines and to create more diversity downtown for businesses, residents, and visitors. 


    Please complete this brief survey to share what you think is the best approach for Aspen.

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