STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO-August 11, 2022-Before the first snowflakes fall and after nearly a year and a half of public meetings, online sessions and group discussions, the Mountain Area Master Plan (MAMP) has assembled the information into a comprehensive Final Draft Plan, which is ready for review by the community.
“We’ve weathered a lot, including a pandemic, during the process to move this plan to final draft form for review,” commented Rebecca Bessey, Planning & Community Development Director. “The MAMP will be the driving force in shaping the future of the mountain area, so it’s imperative to gain as much input as possible from the community.”
While much has changed in the past 17 years, much of the development and redevelopment in the Mountain Area that was previously anticipated has yet to materialize. The success of the Mountain Area is critical to the long-term vitality and resiliency of the entire community.
The draft plan identifies as a series of Big Moves – a new generation of public and private investments designed to enhance the Mountain Area’s identity, economic vitality, and the ease of travel to and within the area. These include Gondola Plaza enhancements, Ski Time Square improvements, Gondola Transit Center redevelopment and the Meadows Lot Parking Structure and High-Capacity Gondola to name a few.
In addition, the plan looks beyond major capital improvements and suggests a series of adjustments to existing codes, policies, and standards to better reflect current conditions, trends, and community priorities.
Please take a few moments to offer your feedback on the final draft plan. The city is looking forward to hearing from the community and will collect and share feedback as the plan is considered by the Planning Commission and formal adoption by City Council
The plan was informed by broad community participation and guided by a 13-member Advisory Committee and revises the most recent master plan for the Mountain Area, adopted in 2005. The final draft plan can be viewed and commented on at EngageSteamboat.net/MAMP through Friday, September 9, 2022.
Rebecca Bessey, Planning & Community Development Director, 970.871.8202 or email
Brad Calvert, Principal Planner, 970.871.8214 or email
Michael Lane, Communications Manager, 970.871.8220 or email