Parcels in the Industrial Zone District of the City of Steamboat Springs used or developed for principal or accessory outdoor storage are regulated by the Community Development Code (CDC) and are required to comply with the City’s Outdoor Storage regulations which were revised this year. Properties in this zone used for any purpose including but not limited to outdoor storage must submit a Development Plan application to the Department of Planning & Community Development.
Development Plan applications are required to show storage areas, drainage, access, surfacing, landscaping, fencing, buildings, structures, and any other improvements that may exist or be contemplated. Property owners may be required to provide improvements to the property to accommodate these existing or planned improvements and to follow all development standards. “Our regulations were revised to bring more consistency to industrial and commercial areas for all types of development and we are encouraging property owners to work with us so their properties are consistent with others in the City,” says Toby Stauffer, City Planner.
Information on the development standards can be found on the City’s website at www.steamboatsprings.net/planning. Drainage and access standards can be found at www.steamboatsprings.net/engineeringdocs.
Applications may be submitted to the Planner of the Day at the planning office in Centennial Hall, 124 10th St., Monday – Thursday from 7:30am to 5:30pm, and Friday from 7:30am to 11:30am. Required improvements for outdoor storage as a principal use on a property as specified in a development plan will need to be complete by October 31, 2015.