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

Sign Code Update

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

Mountain Area Master Plan

The City is soliciting proposals from qualified consultants to provide planning services for the preparation of a Master Plan for the Steamboat Springs Mountain Area. Proposal deadline is November 13, 2019.

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 during the following Open House hours to talk with Planning Department staff about the project: Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 7:30-9:00am and 4:30-6:00pm and Thursday, November 14, 2019, 11:30am-1:00pm.

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.