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Limited Impact Special Use (LU) Review

A use permitted by Limited Impact Special Use Review may be established only upon approval of the Board of County Commissioners, and subject to the conditions set forth in an approval of the use by the Board of County Commissioners.

Limited Impact Special Use Reviews typically include developments or uses that may potentially have a significant impact on the property, its resources, and the surrounding areas.

These uses include developments such as:

  • Grading of more than 500 Cubic Yards;
  • Accessory Dwelling for Agricultural Unit;
  • Wind Powered Electric Generator;
  • Limited Impact Open Mining;
  • Temporary Fireworks Stand; and
  • Adaptive Reuse of a Historic Landmark

See the Boulder County Land Use Code for more information.

Pre-Application Conference

Applicant(s) must first contact the Land Use Department to make an appointment for a Pre-Application Conference with a Planner to discuss the proposal prior to its submittal.

Limited Impact Special Use Review Information

Additional Information


Land Use Planning Division

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

Courthouse Annex Building

2045 13th Street
Boulder, CO 80302
Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. M-F
Closed Tuesdays 8 a.m.-10 a.m.
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PO Box 471
Boulder, CO 80306

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