Current Planning and Development Review

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NOTE: New fees are starting January 1, 2019. 

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
Comprehensive Code Amendments, Effective February 12, 2019
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:

South Gondola Lot Parking Structure (Watson Avenue): The Planning Commission has scheduled a Work Session on June 18, 2019 for a new parking structure containing 688 parking spaces, along with  255 exterior surface parking spaces, bicycle parking and public restrooms. The proposed parking structure totals 249,984 sq. ft. and when completed will provide 413 additional spaces beyond the South Gondola Lot’s current capacity. A Town Project Hearing is anticipated for July or August 2019.


East Peak 8 Hotel (1599 Ski Hill Road): On January 15, 2019, the Planning Commission held a Preliminary Hearing for a Class A Development Permit application, regarding a new 137 room hotel and 58 for sale condominium units located on the property most widely known as the Administrative lot for Breckenridge Ski Resort. The project proposes a total of 235,964 sq. ft. of new density and mass, and 500 garage parking spaces. A second preliminary meeting is anticipated for Fall 2019.

King Residence Relocation, Addition, Restoration, Local Landmarking, Garage and Accessory Apartment; 300 N. French St.: The applicant proposes to relocate the historic circa 1890’s house approximately 5 ft. towards the interior of the lot, construct an approximately 100 sq. ft. addition, install a basement and concrete foundation, conduct a full restoration of the house, designate the house as a Local Landmark, relocate the historic secondary structure (cabin) further towards the interior of the lot and conduct a full restoration, construct a detached 2-car garage and accessory apartment, and install new fence and landscaping. The application is scheduled for a Preliminary Hearing at Planning Commission on Wednesday, April 10.

Village at Breckenridge Master Plan Amendment and Lobby Conversions/Change of Use; 535, 555, 655 S. Park Ave.: The applicant proposes to amend the 1983 Village at Breckenridge Master Plan, and to transfer 0.7 SFEs of density within the Master Plan.  The applicant also proposes to change the use of a portion of the Antero Building (Plaza 1) residential condominium lobby and the Shavano Building (Plaza 2) residential condominium lobby into commercial use, for the expansion of the existing adjacent commercial uses into the lobbies. The Antero Building lobby is proposed to be reduced by 371 sq. ft., and the Shavano Building lobby is proposed to be reduced by 337 sq. ft. The applicant proposes that the HOA will retain ownership of the converted lobby spaces as General Common Area. There are not any exterior modifications proposed with this application. This application is scheduled for a Combined Hearing at the Tuesday, March 19 Planning Commission meeting.

City Market Addition; 400 N. Park Ave: The applicant proposes to increase the total gross floor area of the City Market supermarket and adjacent retail building by 4,292 square feet, including a 7,826 sq. ft. (gross floor area) retail grocery store expansion through the absorption of existing adjacent retail space, with associated landscaping and site modifications. The application was reviewed by the Planning Commission at a Work Session on December 4, 2018, and is expected to return for a Combined Hearing in 2019.

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 started in September 2018. A second work session will be held with the Planning Commission on February 19th, followed by a worksession March 5th.  A worksession is scheduled for the Town Council at their March 12th meeting. After Planning Commission and Town Council input, a public comment period/open house and formal hearing approval process will follow.

Breck 365 (next phase of Block 11 Housing apartments): On December 4, 2018, the Planning Commission held a second work session on the next phase of Block 11 workforce housing directly south of Blue 52 townhomes. The development consists of 102 modular rental apartments (a mix of studios, 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom, and 3 bedroom units) on 5.2 acres. A Town Project Public Hearing was held at the Planning Commission meeting on March 5, 2019. The application was pulled from the Town Council agenda on March 12, 2019 and no action was taken on the project. 

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 January 15 as a work session and will go to Town Council January 22. The Sign Code will be processed as a first and second reading before the Town Council in February.

Recently Approved Projects:

319 N. French Street: A proposal to rehabilitate, locally landmark, and add connector and addition to existing historic residence on North French Street. The project proposed a total of 3,368 sq. ft. of new density in addition to the 700 sq. ft. historic home, consisting of 5 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms. This project received Final Approval on April 2, 2019 by the Planning Commission. 

McCain Subdivision: A Combined Hearing for a subdivision application was held at the Planning Commission meeting on April 10, 2019 and was approved at the Town Council meeting on April 23, 2019. The application was to subdivide the Town Owned McCain Property into four parcels.

Levy House: On October 30, 2018 the Planning Commission held a Preliminary Hearing for the Levy House, located at 112 South French Street. The applicant proposes a relocation of the house two ft. to the north, a restoration of the facades, a new 900 sq. ft. basement, installation of a full foundation under the historic house, the local landmarking of the historic structure, and a renovation of the interior. A Final hearing was held on April 2, 2019 and the Planning Commission meeting and the project was approved at the Town Council meeting on April 9, 2019.

Stephen C. West Ice Arena Additions and Alterations; 189 Boreas Pass Rd.: A Town Project was approved by the Town Council on Tuesday, February 12 to add construct a project at the existing Ice Rink, including two new locker rooms with attached restroom facilities, one "referee room" with restroom facilities, one storage room, one mechanical room, two new office rooms on the second floor of the building, new lockers, new exterior stairs and egress path, site/landscaping works, and mechanical, electrical, plumbing additions/alterations to service the existing space. The application was reviewed by the Planning Commission and a Public Hearing held on January 29, 2019.

Town of Breckenridge Comprehensive Code Amendments:  A Comprehensive Code Steering Group, comprised of local architects and members of the Breckenridge Planning Commission, has worked periodically over the last year and a half to develop a set of recommendations for revisions to the Development Code.  The code amendments were adopted on January 8th by the Town Council.  These code amendments will take effect February 15th. Follow this link to view the approved amendments. 

Placer Flats Master Plan & Subdivision: These two applications are related to the Breckenridge Building Center Property. The previous Master Plan expired prior to subdivision and must been renewed for any subdivisions take place. The Master Plan calls for a total of two lots, one of which includes the existing Breckenridge Building Center. The subdivision application is to subdivide the lot into two, per the master plan. These applications were reviewed and approved by the Planning Commission on January 2, 2019 and Town Council on January 8, 2019.

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 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 were held on October 2, 2018. A public hearing was held during the Planning Commission meeting on November 6, 2018 and at Town Council on November 13, 2018. The Town Council approved the update on November 13.

Casey Residence; 112 N. French Street: On November 6, 2018, the Planning Commission approved a Class B Development Permit application, regarding a proposal to rehabilitate, locally landmark, add connector and addition to existing, historic residence. The proposal includes, approximately 2,103 sq. ft. of above ground density and 2,871 sq. ft. of mass.  

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 received Final Approval on August 7, 2018 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.

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 or (970) 453-3160.

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