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

Service Improvements Ahead

The City and County will concurrently go-live with CityView, our new land management software, on August 16. The customer portal will enable online development plan, building permit, liquor license, and many other applications to be submitted, monitored, resubmitted, and tracked by the applicant. We anticipate the CityView software will offer applicants a significantly improved customer experience, and we appreciate your support while we all become efficient in using it.

City staff will be in training from July 28 – August 13. This training will include nearly all staff from Planning, Engineering, and Utilities, but it will also include staff from Clerks, Streets, Finance, IT, Fire, and Police. During this time, staff capacity and availability will be limited, especially for heavily impacted departments. Ability to meet development review deadlines, schedule meetings, and respond to inquiries will be impacted. Staff will do their best to be as responsive as possible during this time, however, please expect delays. For applicants with pending development review applications, your project planner will be in communication regarding any impacts on your project.

Mountain Area Master Plan

Big thanks to the 401 participants in the community engagement survey for the Mountain Area Master Plan in March! The City is using the input to work with stakeholders on implementation ideas and to develop a draft plan available for public review in July. To learn more, visit or email Julie Baxter.

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.


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