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Posted on: August 4, 2017

Public Outreach Campaign Unveiled For Community Development Code Update

The Community Development Code (CDC) is undergoing a reorganization and update to consolidate all provisions and enforcement authority into one article, resolve conflicts, gaps and inconsistencies and improve the clarity and brevity of the overall code.  The process will culminate with the adoption of the updated code in late October. 

“The Community Development Code is an important document for the community. It guides and facilitates the type, uses and form of development across the city,” said Tyler Gibbs, City of Steamboat Springs Planning & Community Services Director. “We want to hear from as many residents, planners, developers and businesses as possible on the draft update. Because this code will continue to shape development for years to come, it needs to be accessible and understandable to everyone.”  

Two public open houses along with presentations during Planning Commission and City Council meetings provide opportunities for the public to learn more, provide comment, ask questions and become familiar with the intended updates. The following table outlines the schedule for public input during this process.

Public Open House

Planning Commission

City Council

August 9, 2017

Centennial Hall Lobby

7:30am-9:30am

September 14, 2017

Work Session-Centennial Hall

5:00pm

October 10, 2017

First Reading-Centennial Hall

5:00pm

August 23, 2017

Centennial Hall Lobby

5:30pm-7:30pm

September 28, 2017

Public Hearing-Centennial Hall

5:00pm

October 24, 2017

Second Reading-Centennial Hall

5:00pm


The purpose of the CDC is to set forth a unified regulatory program for development in the city that will implement the preferred direction and policies of the Steamboat Springs Area Community Plan and other applicable adopted plans. 

The overall goal of this update is to minimize policy related changes while addressing conflicts, inconsistencies, gaps, and errors as identified through the update process. Staff will eliminate lengthy, repetitive text and condense standards into a shorter, more graphic format while ensuring the code is legally sound, easy to use, and practical to enforce.

Drafts of the updated code are available at www.steamboatsprings.net/CDCUpdate.  Questions or comments on the CDC Update should be sent to CDCUpdate@steamboatsprings.net.  

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Contact:
Tyler Gibbs, Planning & Community Development Director, 970-871-8244, tgibbs@steamboatsprings.net
Rebecca Bessey, Principal Planner, 970-871-8202, rbessey@steamboatsprings.net 



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