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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.

2018 Project Activities

Mt. Werner Circle & Ski Time Square Roundabout Design & Construction

The project looks to enhance 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. 

Save the date!
Roundabout Open House
February 12 from 4pm to 6pm

Creekside Meeting Room, Torian Plum
1855 Ski Time Square

Additional 2018 Projects
  • Iconic Entry
  • Gondola Transit Center
  • Complete Streets
  • Spare Parts Acquisition

Media Releases and Articles
Open House Media Release

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Rendering of Mt. Werner Circle & Ski Time Square Drive Roundabout

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
Final Report

Thanks for attending!

Ralph Walton
SSRA Project Manager
(406) 471-0327

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Ski Area Arrival Experience