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Steamboat briefs: Planning Commission to consider zone changes

— The Steamboat Springs Planning Commission meets at 6 p.m. today at Centennial Hall to discuss a controversial proposed change to the Community Development Code that would limit the size of “single-family dwelling units” in the industrial zone district, but increase the allowable percentage of “accessory uses,” such as smaller employee housing units. City planners say the code change is in response to developers maximizing the residential potential of industrial development.

“In short, this policy is creating a more residential character in the Industrial Zone District than is appropriate,” a city staff report reads.

In a letter to the city, Mark Halvorson, of Snow Country Construction, said he opposes the limitation on single-family residences in the industrial zone, which he said provide affordable housing for local businesspeople.