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Historic Preservation


Historic Preservation in Steamboat Springs assists in the preservation of the community’s natural and built historic resources helping to maintain distinct community character and promotes the importance of historic preservation as an economic development strategy.
Click for the Historic Preservation Commission or for the HPC Agendas and Minutes

The City of Steamboat Springs Historic Preservation Program consists of:

  • Historic Preservation Ordinance
  • Steamboat Springs Register of Historic Places
  • Historic Preservation Commission review of planning and development projects for buildings eligible to the historic register (Local, State or National)
  • Facilitation of financial and other incentives that exist to assist property owners with preservation and restoration of historic buildings and structures.  Colorado OEDIT New Tax Credit Program 
  • Conducting historic and architectural inventories (surveys) of properties in residential and commercial neighborhoods.
  • Providing basic technical assistance and information of historic preservation and the City’s historic preservation program to property owners.
  • Education and Outreach

Historic Preservation Documents and Standards

Adopted Historic Preservation Ordinance 
City of Steamboat Springs Cultural Heritage Interpretive Plan 
Commercial Design Standards - Commercial Neighborhood Zone District 
Commercial Design Standards - Commercial Old Town Zone District 
Commercial Design Standards - Yampa Avenue Commercial Zone District 
Design Guidelines for Residential Old Town Steamboat Springs
Historic District Application
Historic Landmark Application 
Historic Resource Application
Historic Properties Maintenance Checklist 
Historic Properties Maintenance Manual 
Historic Properties Maintenance Plan Template 
Map of Inventoried Properties in Steamboat Springs 2009 
Olympic Heritage Walking Tour
Springs of Steamboat Springs Walking Tour
Steam Rails To Ski Trails, An Architectural Walking Tour of Downtown Steamboat Springs
Tax Credit Program through CO OEDIT