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 Filing #4: Per the Lincoln Park at the Wellington Neighborhood Master Plan, the applicant proposes to subdivide a portion of three lots into 12 lots, private alleys, public right-of-way including vehicular bridge, and private and public open space. 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.  A combined hearing is scheduled for July 5, 2017.

Walker House Addition, Restoration, and Landmarking, 213 Lincoln Avenue: A proposal to move a historic house no more than 10-feet, locally landmark the historic property, and add a one-car garage with a connector off the back of the house. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 5, 2017.

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 final hearing is scheduled for August 1, 2017.

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 was held May 2, 2017, and a final hearing is pending.

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:

Lincoln Park at the Wellington Neighborhood Subdivision Filing #3: Per the Lincoln Park at the Wellington Neighborhood Master Plan, a proposal to subdivide a portion of Remainder Lot 2 Block 6 Wellington Neighborhood Subdivision # 2 Future Development/Lincoln Park at The Wellington Neighborhood  into 13 lots, private alleys, public right of way, with private and public open space. 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. This project was approved at the June 20, 2017 Planning Commission meeting, and was approved by Town Council on June 27, 2017.

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.

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.

Broken Compass


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.

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. This project is currently under construction.

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 is currently under construction.


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. 


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. This project is currently under construction.

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

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