Steamboat Springs Steamboat Springs Planning Commission will review plans for a 6,000-square-foot Blue Mountain Warehouse during a public hearing Thursday night.
Dave and Marilyn Brotherton of rural Steamboat Springs are planning to build the warehouse in the Blue Mountain Subdivision on County Road 129 (Elk River Road). The site is directly north of the Jehovah's Witnesses church.
Planning Commission meets at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Public Safety Building at 840 Yampa St. In addition to the Blue Mountain Warehouse petition, the commissioners will hear two separate petitions for variances to waterway setbacks. The Mel and Jenny Stewart petition would allow a new porch roof to overhang the Yampa River setback on River Street. The Jeff Cure and Larry Mear petition would allow a variance to the 50-foot setback on Butcherknife Creek for a new residence along Hill Street. Also on the agenda is an extension of the development permit for the existing Ski Town Inn on U.S. 40. The hotel is vacant and in receivership.
In addition to the warehouse, the plans call for 1,600 square feet of office space and a second phase that would include a 3,600-square-foot garage and storage space.
The Brothertons have revised their architecture three times since with meeting Planning Commission in a preapplication conference on June 20.
City planner Tracey Hughes reported that the Brothertons have found a way to break up a long, uninterrupted roof line that was part of the original proposal.
"The applicant has subsequently modified the architecture of the warehouse/office structure to include additional windows and a raised center section of the roof on the warehouse building," Hughes wrote in a memo.
She added that the Brothertons have also increased the landscaping on the site and provided a soft-surface trail on the front portion of the property.
The primary building material for the warehouse is a prefabricated, siliconized polyester metal. The office portion of the building will incorporate some stucco exteriors.