Land Use Planning Commission (PC)

The Planning Commission (PC) conducts public hearings and takes action on Land Use Code Updates and Land Use Review dockets and advises the County Commissioners of those actions and on planning matters. The PC has statutory responsibility to make, adopt, and amend the Boulder County Comprehensive Plan.

The commission also has a role in reviewing and acting on revisions and amendments to the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan as authorized under the four-body intergovernmental agreement between the City of Boulder and Boulder County.

See Guidelines for Planning Commission Hearings for more information and meeting protocol.

Meeting Schedule

The Planning Commission meets on the third Wednesday of each month, in the Commissioners' Hearing Room on the third floor of the County Courthouse,1325 Pearl Street, Boulder, Colorado. View the Planning Commission agenda for meeting times.


Planning Commission/Planning Board Joint Study Session

BVCP-15-0001: Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan 2015 Update
Joint study session to provide an update to the City Planning Board and the County Planning Commission on the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan update work to date and receive feedback on the foundations work (i.e., Trends Report, baseline data, projections, fact sheets, and mapping); the Land Use Request process; the August 31st Community Conversation and Kickoff at Chautauqua; the revised focused topics for the plan update; and next steps. The joint meeting also provides an opportunity for the two boards to converse together about the BVCP update.
Discussion Item – No action requested. Public testimony will not be taken.
Thursday, September 17
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: West Boulder Senior Center, 909 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder
Documents: Planning Commission/Planning Board Joint Study Session agenda for September 17, 2015

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Past Agendas

For older Planning Commission agendas, please email Meredith Lanning or call 720-564-2638

Current Members

Appointed Participants (Citizens)

  • Michael Baker
  • Ben Blaugrund
  • Dan Cohen
  • Natalie Feinberg Lopez
  • Lieschen Gargano
  • Daniel Hilton
  • Leah Martinsson 
  • W.C. Pat Shanks
  • Doug Young

Staff Participants

  • Dale Case
  • Bill Davidson
  • Ben Doyle
  • Peter Fogg
  • Hannah Hippely
  • Kathy Parker
  • Kim Sanchez
  • Abigail Shannon
  • Others as needed or interested

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Land Use

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Main: 303-441-3930
Fax: 303-441-4856

Courthouse Annex Building

2045 13th Street
Boulder, CO 80302
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M, W, TH, F
10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday
Plan review services for building permits are not available on Tuesdays.
Building permits can be applied for and issued until 4 p.m.
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Mailing Address

PO Box 471
Boulder, CO 80306