Steamboat Planning Department launches new website features
April 22, 2014
Steamboat Springs — The city of Steamboat Springs Planning Department has launched new features on the city's website after making changes to its public notice requirements.
A recent amendment to the Community Development Code included the creation of new Web pages to provide more information about development activities to surrounding property owners.
In addition to new pages for Development Review and What's New Near You?, the planning and GIS departments partnered to create an interactive map that shows where current projects are located as well as provides additional information and documentation for each.
City Planning Director Tyler Gibbs said the new pages and map are working well and looking good.
The new pages can be found at http://www.steamboatsprings.net by hovering over Planning & Community Development in the department listing drop-down menu.
The current projects map can be found from the Development Review and What's New Near You? pages, the Planning Department's main page and at maps.steamboatsprings.net/planning/currentprojects/.
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Planning staff has compiled a list of tips and tricks for using the current projects map.
Projects marked by yellow stars will have a public hearing, and those with orange stars are handled administratively. There also is a list of projects in the top right corner. Zoom controls for the map are in the top left corner.
Clicking on a star will bring up a window with information about the project, any associated documents and the name and contact information for the city planner who is handling the project. Clicking on document description will open the document in a new window.
Users can navigate the map by clicking, holding and dragging like they would on any other Web-based map, or users can search by a specific address or owner.
Typing in the address or owner search fields in the top left corner of the map will bring up a list of the closest matches from the city's records. Selecting an address or owner name will take you to that property, which will be highlighted in red.
Users also can enter their own address to find projects in the vicinity of their property.
The What's New Near You? page lists what project types are shown on the map and which are approved administratively versus reviewed at a public hearing. The Development Review page has additional resources, such as links to applications and the community development code.
Gibbs said residents should find the new Web pages helpful once they discover and try them out.