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:

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 are scheduled for the Planning Commission Meeting on January 2, 2019.

Levy House: On October 30, 2018 the Planning Commission held a Prelminiary 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.

East Peak 8 Hotel (1599 Ski Hill Road): The Planning Commission has scheduled a Preliminary Hearing for a Class A Development Permit application, for 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. 

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.  Follow this link to view a draft of the proposed amendments.  The Code Amendments are set to be approved by Town Council at an upcoming meeting, date to be determined.

319 N. French Street: On September 4, 2018, the Planning Commission held a Preliminary Hearing for a Class B Development Permit application, regarding 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. A second preliminary meeting is scheduled for January 2, 2019.

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.

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 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. The application is scheduled for a Town Project Public Hearing on March 19, 2019.

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:

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. 

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.

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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