Planning & Community Development

Engaging, serving and collaborating with our community to achieve sustainable economic, social and environmental success.


Just as development decisions made 10, 20 or 50 years ago often affect the way Steamboat Springs looks today, current development decisions will have an impact in the future. Using the community's long-range plans as a guide, Planning and Community Development strives to ensure growth and development that enhances our quality of life and promotes the community's vision for the future.

What's New Near You?

View the Current Projects Map and stay informed of proposed development activity near you.

Community Impact Projects

Development Forum

The City is hosting an annual forum for the development community as an opportunity for contractors and consultants to hear from city and building department staff, ask questions, and receive updates about permitting and inspection processes.  The forum will take place on December 12th from 9 to 11:30 am at Bud Werner Memorial Library in Library Hall. Topics covered will include development process modifications, contractor licensing, review of new software that will change building permitting and planning application processes, and updates to the CDC and Engineering Standards.

Sign Code Update

The City needs your input on changes to the Sign Code.

Mountain Area Master Plan

The City is reviewing proposals from qualified consultants to provide planning services for a Master Plan for the Steamboat Springs Mountain Area. For more information about the process, contact the Planning Department. 

Entry Corridor Overlay Zone Adoption

The City is proposing to adopt the Entry Corridor Overlay Zone. To learn more, download this informational handout and/or stop by Centennial Hall to talk with Planning Department staff about the project.

Public Meeting Agendas

View upcoming agendas and packets for Planning Commission, Historic Preservation Commission, City Council and the Board of Adjustment.

What We Do

We are responsible for:

  • Zoning
  • Long-range planning
  • Development and land use review
  • Code compliance
  • Historic preservation

Vision & Values

View Vision, Values and Beliefs.