Planning & Community Development


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 & Community Development strives to ensure growth and development that enhances our quality of life and promotes the community’s vision for the future.

What We Do

  • Long-Range Planning
  • Development and Land Use Review
  • Code Compliance
  • Historic Preservation

Vision & Values

What’s New Near You?

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

Planning Projects Map

Community Impact Projects

City View Portal

We have new land use management software, CityViewThe customer portal enables online applications for development plan, building permit, liquor license, and many other types of permits, to be submitted, monitored, resubmitted, and tracked by the applicant. 

Short-Term Rentals

Short-Term Rentals and options for regulating short-term rentals are the focus of a community conversation. Join the discussion:

Mountain Area Master Plan

Big thanks to the 401 participants in the community engagement survey for the Mountain Area Master Plan in March! The City is using the input to work with stakeholders on implementation ideas and to develop a draft plan available for public review in July. Learn more at or email Julie Baxter.

Public Meeting Agendas


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  1. Rebecca Bessey

    Planning & Community Development Director

  2. Bob Keenan

    Principal Planner

  3. Brad Calvert

    Principal Planner

  4. Darby Kenyon

    Planning Administrative Assistant
    Phone: 970-871-8258

  5. Physical Address
    124 10th Street
    Steamboat Springs, CO 80477

    Mailing Address
    P.O. Box 775088
    Steamboat Springs, CO 80477

    Phone: 970-871-8258
    Fax: 970-871-8285