Planning & Community Development


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 & Community Development strives to ensure growth and development that enhances our quality of life and promotes the community’s vision for the future.

What We Do

  • Long-Range Planning
  • Development and Land Use Review
  • Code Compliance
  • Historic Preservation

Vision & Values

What’s New Near You?

View the Current Projects Map and stay informed of proposed development activity near you.

Planning Projects Map

Community Impact Projects

City View Portal

We have new land use management software, CityViewThe customer portal enables online applications for development plan, building permit, liquor license, and many other types of permits, to be submitted, monitored, resubmitted, and tracked by the applicant. 

Mountain Area Master Plan

The City of Steamboat Springs has developed a draft Mountain Area Master Plan (MAMP). The draft plan was informed by broad community participation and guided by a 13-member Advisory Committee. Learn more and review the draft plan at or email Brad Calvert.

Public Meeting Agendas


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  1. Rebecca Bessey

    Planning & Community Development Director

  2. Bob Keenan

    Principal Planner

  3. Brad Calvert

    Principal Planner

  4. Darby Kenyon

    Planning Technician
    Phone: 970-871-8258

  5. Physical Address
    124 10th Street
    Steamboat Springs, CO 80477

    Mailing Address
    P.O. Box 775088
    Steamboat Springs, CO 80477

    Phone: : 970-871-8258
    Fax: : 970-871-8285