Historic Preservation

  1. Caitlin Berube-Smith

    Historic Preservation Planner

Through its Historic Preservation Program, the City of Steamboat Springs seeks to preserve the community’s natural and built historic resources to help maintain distinct community character, and contribute to the cultural awareness, sustainability, and economic growth of the community.

Pinwheel 3May is Preservation Month

We all know that Steamboat Springs has a magical soul and so do the structures and landscapes that have shaped our evolution as a community over the past century. May is historic preservation month and the theme this year, People Saving Places, fits right into the essence of the Yampa Valley.

Have a property that is more than 50 years old or one listed on the historic register, then show your passion for preservation by displaying a Preservation Pinwheel during May. Free pinwheels (silver for 50+ & multi-color for historic register) can be picked up at City Hall (124 10th Street) during normal business hours. Share your historic space with others by snapping a photo with the pinwheel and posting to social media with the hashtag #PinHistory. 

Historic Downtown Tour
Old Stone Church Plaque Photo

Development Review Process

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Design Guidelines & Standards

The design guidelines provide a basis for making decisions about the appropriate treatment of historic resources and compatible new construction. They also serve as a planning tool for property owners and their design professionals who seek to make improvements that may affect historic resources. Property owners are strongly encouraged to enlist the assistance of qualified design and planning professionals, including architects and preservation consultants. 

Hugues Building
Steamboat Art Museum

Preservation Partners

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History Colorado
NW CO Heritage