Mountain Base Area Redevelopment

History of the URA and SSRA 

The Steamboat Springs Urban Renewal Area (URA) was created in 2004, which authorized a tax-increment finance district encompassing the base area of the Steamboat Springs ski area (the Mountain Plan Area). The City Council, acting as the Steamboat Springs Redevelopment Authority (SSRA), appropriates tax increment revenues in the Mountain Plan Area in order to address the blighted conditions observed in the base area at the time the URA was formed.

To date, approximately $20 million has been invested based upon the recommendations of the Urban Redevelopment Authority Advisory Committee (URAAC). Meetings of the URAAC and the SSRA are open to the public. For more background information, click here and see below.

Ralph Walton
SSRA Project Manager
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2018 Project Activities

Mt. Werner Circle & Ski Time Square Roundabout

The project enhanced the intersection of Mt. Werner Circle and Ski Time Square Drive with a roundabout, improving multi-modal flow and connectivity in this vital and high-traffic area of the mountain village.


Arnold Barn

The historic Arnold Barn moved from the corner of the Meadows Parking Lot to a new location 1,000 feet up the road at the intersection of Mount Werner Road and Mount Werner Circle. On its new foundation, the barn, built in 1928, serves as a welcoming, authentic landmark that celebrates Routt County’s rich agricultural and ski heritage.

Arrival Experience

Ski Area Arrival Experience

This activity will develop plans to improve the arrival experience from Mt. Werner Road exit ramps off Highway 40 to the Gondola Transit Center at the Base Area, including possible enhancements to intersections, streetscape and way finding.

More information
Summary Document (PDF)
Final Report (PDF)

Ski Area Arrival Experience