Citizens Working Groups

HISTORIC PRESERVATION

Purpose Statement:

"The purpose is to define Historic Preservation, identify why it is important and how to encourage, promote and implement it.

Vision Statement:

"Steamboat Springs is a proactive, preservation community with regard to lands, waters, structures and cultural heritage. We have implemented regulations and incentives to ensure such preservation in perpetuity, and inventoried all known properties and taken necessary steps to compile, preserve and disseminate information regarding our history.

Historic Preservation

CAPITAL FACILITIES

Purpose Statement:

"Our purpose is to implement the vision statements from other Community Plan elements; update capital projects from the 1995 Community Plan; identify specific capital facilities projects and establish a balance for community needs as identified in other Community Plan elements; and determine priorities for capital facilities projects."

Vision Statement:

"We enhance, maintain, and protect the character and heart of our community through a coordinated capital facilities plan that supports other Community Plan elements.

Capital Facilities

GROWTH MANAGEMENT

Purpose Statement:

"Our purpose is to explore and develop methods to achieve balanced growth of Steamboat Springs and surrounding area in a cooperative effort with the City and County."

Vision Statement:

"Steamboat Springs and Routt County, Colorado are renowned for innovative growth management that considers economic stability, our diverse social community, natural resources, land preservation, and visual impacts.

Growth Management

HOUSING

Purpose Statement:

"To explore, identify and work with the current housing issues and to develop recommendations for achievable housing options and potential solutions to encourage an economically diverse population that retains our sense of community."

Vision Statement:

"The majority of the people who work or worked in the Steamboat Springs area can afford to live there if they so choose.

HOUSING

LAND USE

Purpose Statement:

"Re-examine and re-describe, as necessary, the land use categories, needs and issues, including the urban growth boundary, within the planning area to guide desired future land use through criteria, objectives, policies and maps. Also identifying criteria for future growth and annexations."


Vision Statement:

"Steamboat Springs, a community where land uses co-exist in harmony with our natural and cultural environment and our economy.

LAND USE

COMMUNITY DESIGN

Purpose Statement:

"Our purpose is to review and enhance the existing Community Design guidelines and practices in accordance with current and future conditions considering the assets and values of this community!"

Vision Statement:

"We encourage Community Design that promotes historical, environmental, recreational and family values through preserving and enhancing neighborhood character, community services and managed growth.

COMMUNITY DESIGN

TRANSPORTATION, CIRCULATION & MOBILITY

Purpose Statement:

"To, From, Where, When, How! Explore, identify and recommend ideas for transportation, mobility and circulation systems to address present and future needs."

Vision Statement:

"The Steamboat Springs area has solved its congestion problems by implementing an efficient and environmentally acceptable multi-modal transportation system."


The following is a list of Transportation, Circulation and Mobility issues identified by this group:


  • Transportation and Land Use

  • Local Transportation

  • Regional Transportation

  • Extra-Regional (Destination) Transportation



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TRANSPORTATION, CIRCULATION & MOBILITY

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & SUSTAINABILITY

Purpose Statement:

"Explore, identify, and develop recommendations on sustainable economic development as it relates to: the economy, the environment, and people."

Vision Statement:

"Our community sustains a self-reliant, vibrant, and diverse economy that is based upon our social, economic, & historic heritage, while protecting our natural environment. Our economy enables a healthy community by promoting local business; rewarding efficiency & natural resource protection; encouraging new alternative /non-traditional endeavors; and using 21st century technology and communications.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & SUSTAINABILITY

OPEN SPACE, RECREATION & TRAILS

Purpose Statement:

"To review, update, identify issues for SNORT and recommend modifications to the '95 Community Plan."

Vision Statement:

"The Steamboat Springs area has a well planned, well maintained, financed, and integrated system of trails, open space, and recreational opportunities, while preserving our natural & scenic resources as well as our quality of life.

Open Space Recreation And Trails

NATURAL, SCENIC, ENVIRON. SENSITIVE AREAS

Purpose Statement:
"Define environmentally sensitive areas and establish community goals with measures and implementable actions to achieve these goals."

Vision Statement:
"We, the citizens of Routt County, preserve, enhance, and protect our environmentally sensitive areas."



The following is a list of Natural, Scenic and Environmentally Sensitive Area issues identified by this group:

  • Preservation and Stewardship of Natural, Scenic, and Environmentally Sensitive Areas Issues
  • Legal and Policy Framework
  • Community Awareness and Education
  • Funding



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Natural Scenic And Environmentally Sensitive Areas

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