Current Planning and Development Review

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NOTE: New fees are starting January 1, 2017. 

Program Goals:
Development Review for new construction and site plans is a program that maintains the important balance of preserving Breckenridge’s small town Victorian character and the natural setting of the community.

Breckenridge Development Code
Town of Breckenridge Vision Plan
Town of Breckenridge Planning Commission
New Construction Packet - Helpful for first time builders.

(For additional information and upcoming meeting dates on projects, please contact the Planning Department)

Pending and In Process Projects:

Lincoln Park at the Wellington Neighborhood Subdivision Filings #3 & #4: The applicant proposes to subdivide the remaining developable area of the Wellington Neighborhood into 25 individual single family and duplex lots, private alleys, and private open space “greens.”  The application is currently scheduled for the June 6th, 2017 Planning Commission meeting. 13 lots are proposed in Filing #3, and 12 lots are proposed in Filing #4. The remaining Bridge Street Right of Way is also proposed with this subdivision application. 26 units in Filing #1 have been constructed, and 24 units in Filing #2 have been constructed or are currently under construction. Approximately 80% of the total units in Lincoln Park at the Wellington Neighborhood are subject to existing restrictions providing local occupancy, an owner occupancy requirement, and resale price limitations.

Lincoln Park at the Wellington Neighborhood Vehicular Bridge: The applicant has submitted engineered plans for the Bridge Street vehicular bridge, which will provide one-way vehicular connection across French Creek between the existing Wellington Neighborhood and the new Lincoln Park at the Wellington Neighborhood.

This vehicular bridge is required by the Lincoln Park at the Wellington Neighborhood Master Plan Amendment, approved at the February 7, 2017, Planning Commission meeting and at February 28, 2017, Town Council meeting.

Ploss Residence, 305 North French Street: The applicant is proposing to remove a non-historic single-family home and construct in its place a new 4,261 square foot single-family home on the 9,705 square foot lot. A Preliminary Hearing with the Planning Commission is scheduled for June 6, 2017.

Broken Compass: The proposed project is on a vacant 2.5 acre parcel located at 1900 Airport Road and consists of a 9,712 sq. ft. brewery with seating and operations as well as 4 deed restricted workforce townhome units (4,986sq. ft.) fronting Denison Placer Road. A final hearing is scheduled for the June 6, 2017 Planning Commission meeting.


 Broken Compass


Town of Breckenridge Water Treatment Plant:  


The Town is proposing a second water treatment facility, support buildings and pump station on Tract 1 of the McCain Master Plan area. This plant will include future connections to the Lake Dillon pump-back and to the water storage tank at Peabody Terrace in the Highlands. There will be four main buildings - Main Treatment Building with 13,138 square feet; Residuals Building with 2,851 square feet; High Service Pump Station with 1,257 square feet and the Administration Building with 2,349 square feet. Much of the building form, orientation, height and placement are a function of the machinery housed inside the structures. The larger structures are filled with machinery necessary to the function of the treatment plant. This will go to Town Council as a Public Project Hearing on April 25, 2017.

Lincoln Avenue Restaurant: The proposal is a new, two-story restaurant building with a basement containing a total of 2,678 sq. ft. of restaurant space at 112 Lincoln Avenue. The project site is a vacant parcel between the Salt Creek Restaurant and the Blue Front Bakery Building. The project will have a final hearing with the Planning Commission on May 2, 2017.

Grad Duplex, 302 South Harris Street: In accordance with the Handbook of Design Standards for the Historic District Transition Areas, the applicant is proposing an extensive exterior refinish including new front porch, new siding, new windows and doors, landscaping along with constructing a 2-car garage off the alley for the back half of the duplex. The front yard will have parking for two vehicles with paving strips and a one-car covered carport.

Searle House Restoration, Landmarking and Addition, 300 East Washington Avenue: The applicant is proposing to restore/renovate the existing Searle House, locally landmark the structure, add a full basement beneath the historic house and build an addition with an accessory apartment and two-car garage. A preliminary hearing with the Planning Commission is scheduled for May 2, 2017. 

Gold Pan Saloon Exterior Modification, 130 North Main Street: The applicant is proposing to remove 187 square feet of upper level non-historic density from a portion of the west portion of the building and restore the original historic roof form. This square footage will then be relocated to the main level to expand the kitchen. The west facing siding and roofs will be replaced with code compliant finishes. This project will be heard as a combined hearing with the Planning Commission on May 2, 2017.

Town of Breckenridge Development Code Updates: A Development Code Steering Committee, comprised of three Staff Members, two Planning Commissioners, and four local architects, is in the process of reviewing the Town Development Code in order to bring the code up to date. This is a multiple month long project with an aim to adopt the suggested changes by the end of 2017.

Breckenridge Sign Code: Staff is working on a complete overhaul of the Town of Breckenridge Sign Code in order to be in conformance with recent Federal Court decisions regarding signage. The existing foundation and policies within the Sign Code are not going to change in substance; however, the format and wording need to be updated to conform to the recent court decisions.

Recent Accomplishments:

Recreation Center Expansion / Remodel and New Indoor Tennis Building: The project consists of constructing a Town owned, 16,894 sq. ft. indoor tennis center, one additional outdoor tennis court, and adding 8,116 sq. ft. of additional floor space within the existing Recreation Center building.  

Vail Resorts Epic Discovery Signage:  Installation of various wayfinding and informational signage to be utilized during the summer seasons at the base of Peak 8. None of the signs will have any lighting as the activities occur during daylight hours. A variance request is also part of the application, including: providing seasonal signage which is not defined in the Sign Code as either permanent or temporary; providing directional signage that is not associated with a "civic event"; providing signage that will exceed 20 square feet in area; providing free-standing signage that is over ten feet tall; and providing a Gateway Arch as an entry / exit focal point. 

Lincoln Park at the Wellington Neighborhood Phase II Master Plan Modification: A proposal to amend the approved Wellington Neighborhood Phase II Master Plan with a minor master plan modification. Primary modifications include the removal of bus stops on Bridge Street, width detail on the one lane / two way bridge, slight shift of Bridge Street in Phase 4, change of Phase 4 notes, 4 unit model changes in Phases 3 & 4, and changes to the master plan notes for clarification on carriage homes and bonus rooms. There is no change in the previously approved density or uses. This project was approved at the February 7, 2017, Planning Commission meeting and at February 28, 2017, Town Council Meeting.

Denison Placer Phase 1 Master Plan and Site Plan Modification: This Town Project is a modification to the existing Denison Placer Phase 1 and Overflow Parking Lot Site Plans which were approved by the Planning Commission in April of 2016. The proposal is to construct 58 workforce for sale townhomes (13 one bedrooms, 37 two bedrooms, and 8 three bedrooms) and 18 one bedroom workforce rental apartments in seventeen buildings on approximately 5 acres of the northernmost section of the Block 11 parcel with access from Denison Placer Road and Floradora Drive. Primary changes include changes to the unit number, types, architecture and parking. This project was approved by the Planning Commission is on February 21, 2017, and by the Town Council on February 28, 2017.

Huron Landing
Huron Landing:
This joint Town of Breckenridge / Summit County Government workforce housing project located at 0143 Huron Road consists of 26 rental apartments.  This locally designed project includes 12 two-bedroom, two-bathroom units and 14 two-bedroom, one-bathroom units. Construction started in the fall of 2016 and the apartments will be available as 12 month leases in the summer of 2017. 


Stables Lot Elevated Deck Cucumber Gulch Preserve Preventative Maintenance Area (PMA) Variance (1700 Ski Hill Road): In association with the Grand Colorado at Peak 8 East Building (PL-2015-0215) development permit, the Stables Parking Lot will be improved to include an elevated parking deck over the existing parking lot. The work will include: two entry points (one at the current location and a second located off the upper deck just south of the Ski Hill Road bridge; two new crosswalks and lighting for pedestrian access safety; drainage improvements and infrastructure to maintain water quality within the Cucumber Gulch PMA. The development area is within the Cucumber Gulch PMA, establishes by the Cucumber Gulch Preserve Overlay Protection District Ordinance (No. 9, Series 2000, which is also enforced under the Development Code Policy 2, Absolute, Land Use Guidelines). During construction, all activity will be monitored as directed by the Ordinance. 

McAdoo Corner Lot 5 (209 S. Ridge St.): Construction of a new mixed-use building of a restaurant and apartment on Lot 5 of McAdoo Corner Subdivision. The total allowed density is subject to the McAdoo Corner Master Plan. There will be a 750 sq. ft. Apartment and a 2,625 sq. ft. Restaurant.

Contact Us:
For additional information, contact the Planning Department at or (970) 453-3160.

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