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 The Town of Breckenridge is currently under STAGE 1 FIRE RESTRICTIONS.

Current Planning and Development Review

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NOTE: New fees are starting January 1, 2018. 

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.

Administrative Rules and Regulations

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

Pending and In Process Projects:

Snider Building; 327 N. Main Street: On August 21, 2018, the Planning Commission held a Preliminary Hearing for a Class A Development Permit application, regarding a proposed three floor, 2,567 sq. ft. mixed use building with an office on the main floor, a two bedroom market rate residential apartment on the upper floor, and office space and one bedroom market rate apartment in the basement. The applicant has not yet submitted an application for a Final Hearing.

Noble House Addition, Restoration, Change of Use, and Landmarking; 213 S. Ridge St.: On September 18, 2018, the Planning Commission will hold Final Hearing on a Class B Minor Development Permit application to restore the historic Noble House at 213 S. Ridge St. The proposal includes the removal of a non-compliant addition, the relocation of the house approximately 5 ft. to the east, installation of a full foundation under a new addition, construction of a connector element and garage on the west end of the property totaling 1,200 sq. ft. above ground, a new 767 sq. ft. basement, a change of use from commercial to residential, and designation of the historic structure as a Local Landmark. The application was previously reviewed by the Planning Commission at Preliminary Hearings held on May 15, 2018 and August 7, 2018.

McCain Master Plan Update: This proposed update includes modifications related to a future school parcel, workforce housing, overflow parking, and open space. Other minor modifications are included in the update as well. A worksession was held at the Town Council meeting on September 11, 2018. An open house and Planning Commission worksession are scheduled for October 2, 2018. 

Handbook of Design Standards: The Town has contracted with Winter and Company the original authors of The Handbook of Design Standards for the Conservation and Historic Districts for an update to the standards. This process will start in September 2018. Work sessions with the Planning Commission, public comment period and Town Council work session and formal hearing approval process will follow.

Breck 365 (next phase of Block 11 Housing apartments): On October 2nd, the Planning Commission will hold a second work session on the next phase of Block 11 workforce housing directly south of Blue 52 townhomes. The development consists of 96 rental apartments (a mix of micro units, Studios, 1 bedroom and 2 bedrooms) on 5.2 acres. The application is scheduled for a Town Project Public Hearing in December 2018.

Denison Apartments, 1910 Denison Placer Road: A proposal to construct two apartment buildings with 16, one-bedroom and 16 two- bedroom apartments totaling 26,632 sq. ft. The buildings are sited on 1.2742 acres and will feature 16 deed restricted employee apartments and 16 market rate apartments that have a short-term rental restriction. This project is scheduled for preliminary hearing on June 19, 2018 by the Planning Commission.

Noble House Addition, Restoration, and Landmarking: The Town of Breckenridge Community Development Department has received a Class B Minor Development Permit application to restore the historic Noble House at 213 S. Ridge St. The proposal includes the removal of a non-compliant addition, the relocation of the house 5 ft. to the east, installation of a full foundation under a new addition, construction of a connector element and small barn on the west end of the property totaling 1,200 sq. ft. above ground, a new 767 sq. ft. basement, and the local landmarking of the historic structure. The application is currently scheduled for public hearing at the May 15, 2018 Planning Commission meeting.

Verizon Wireless Communication Facility: The Town of Breckenridge Community Development Department has received a Class A Development Permit application to install a wireless communication facility at 305 S. Ridge St. The proposal includes screened antennas on the existing building’s roof, equipment in the existing parking garage, and associated cables and conduit. There is not any additional density proposed with this application. The Planning Commission held a public hearing on the application at their January 30, 2018 meeting and moved to continue the application to their February 20, 2018 meeting. This hearing has since been continued to May 1, 2018.  A third party analysis has been completed on this matter, and can be viewed by clicking here.

New Peak 8 Hotel Development Agreement (1599 Ski Hill Road): The applicant, Lionheart BGV Ventures, LLC is requesting a Development Agreement from the Town Council on the property most widely known as the Administrative lot for Breckenridge Ski Resort for a new hotel and residential condominium development. The Planning Commission is hosted a worksession at their January 16th meeting, and a development agreement will be before Town Council on February 27, 2018.

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 in late 2018.  Multiple work sessions have been held with the Planning Commission and the Town Council during this process. A public open house and comment period will be scheduled tentatively around November 2018.

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. This is scheduled for Planning Commission October 2018 as a work session.

Recently Approved Projects:

Verizon Wireless Communication Facility; 305 S. Ridge St.: On May 8, 2018, the Town Council issued a Class A Development Permit to install a wireless communication facility at 305 S. Ridge St. The proposal includes screened antennas on the existing building’s roof, equipment in the existing parking garage, and associated cables and conduit. There was not any additional density propose. A Public Hearing was held by the Planning Commission at their January 30, 2018 meeting and the Commission moved to continue the application to their February 20, 2018 meeting. This Public Hearing was continued to May 1, 2018, and was approved by the Planning Commission.

Lot 7, Denison Placer Subdivision (Block 11): A proposal to resubdivide Denison Placer, Lot 7 to create a total of 4 new lots and dedicate additional right-of-way for Floradora Drive and Fraction Road was approved by Town Council on August 14, 2018.

Cucumber Creek Estates Subdivision: The applicant is proposing to subdivide a 9.24 acre parcel into six tracts of land. This subdivision is based on a Master Plan that was approved in 2016 for 23 residential units. This project was approved during a combined hearing by the Planning Commission on June 4, 2018, and was approved by Town Council on June 5, 2018. 

Ten Mile Room 505 South Park Avenue: The applicant is proposing a conference room at 505 South Park Avenue. The original building on this site collapsed in January of 2017. The application includes a new 7,859 square foot structure. This application has been scheduled for a final hearing at the July 3, 2018 Planning Commission meeting.

Brenner Materials Concrete Batch Plant, 13545 Colorado State Highway 9: The applicant is proposing to have a Concrete Batch Plant Production operation. The operation will consist of storing, combining, and delivering Ready Mix Concrete. The raw materials will be hauled into the location from various sources, and will be stored until use. This project was approved by Planning Commission at the final hearing on March 20, 2018, and approved by Town Council on March 27, 2018.

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.


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

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