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Posted on: April 28, 2017

[ARCHIVED] New Planning Development Application Forms Released

The City of Steamboat Springs Planning Department is rolling out updated development application forms intended to streamline the overall process, provide digital capabilities and enhance departmental resources for applicants. The new program takes effect May 1st. 

“The planning process can be complex and the best way to expedite the review process is with a quality and complete submittal,” said Planning Director Tyler Gibbs. “Our goal with the new forms is to help applicants navigate the process and develop a comprehensive plan set in the most efficient and straightforward way possible while providing a higher level of customer service along the way.” 

The new suite of development application forms include: one simplified application for all processes; digital submittal capabilities; dynamic submittal requirements customizable to each project; reduced hardcopy requirements; informational handouts explaining the process and requirements; and opportunities for presubmittal meetings in person, over the phone or via email. 

“We know this is will be a change for many,” said City Planner Kelly Zappia. “However, we believe the new forms, informational handouts and digital focus will have an immediate and positive impact for all applicants whether just contemplating an application or moving through the review process.” 

Starting May 1st, applicants will see the following changes at the Planning Department and on the city’s website including new forms, a portal to digitally upload new projects and resubmittals and presubmittal meeting availability.  Applicants should note that presubmittal meetings become mandatory as part of the development review process beginning July 3, 2017. 

All development review applications fall into one of three groups: land use, site development or subdivision. Within those three groups, there are administrative and public hearing projects. The new forms and informational handouts provide fully coordinated, user-friendly direction in completing comprehensive applications for all services provided by the department. 

For additional questions on the new development review forms, please contact City Planner Kelly Zappia. 

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Kelly Zappia, City Planner – 970-871-8245 or
Tyler Gibbs, Planning Director - 970-871-8244 or
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