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DC-11-0003: Agricultural Amendments

This docket considered text amendments to Articles 4 and 18 of the Boulder County Land Use Code related to principal and accessory agricultural uses including but not limited to definitions, allowed zone districts, use-specific criteria, and required land use processes. This docket may propose new use classifications or propose to modify or delete existing classifications. Other related issues were addressed as identified through the public process.

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Past Public Meetings:

Land Use staff has been hosting small group meetings with farmers to talk about specific issues, reviewing the existing regulations (requirements from Land Use as well as other agencies), and brainstorming possible future regulations.

Topic Date  Time  Location   Agenda
Wineries  January 5, 2012  3:00-4:30  Land Use Dept.  Wineries
Farm Camps  January 17, 2012  3:30-5:00  Land Use Dept.  Farm Camps
Farm-to-Table Dinners January 20, 2012  3:00-4:30  Land Use Dept.  Farm Special Events
Demonstration Farms  January 27, 2012  2:00-3:30  Land Use Dept.  Demonstration Farms/Classes
Farm Stands  January 30, 2012  10:00-11:30 Parks & Open Space  Farm Stands
Ag Worker Housing  February 2, 2012  10:00-11:30 Land Use Dept. Ag Worker Housing
Hoophouses and Greenhouses February 7, 2012 3:00-4:30 Parks & Open Space Hoophouses and Greenhouses
Ag and Public Health February 24, 2012 3:00-4:30 Land Use Dept.  
Neighborhood Impacts May 7, 2012 6:00-8:00 Boulder County Courthouse  

Board of County Commissioners Public Hearing: Proposed text amendments to the Boulder County Land Use Code Articles 4 and 18 related to principal and accessory agricultural uses including but not limited to definitions, allowed uses (including new use classifications and modification of existing use classifications), permitted zone districts, use specific criteria, and required land use processes. Amendments are also proposed to Article 3 (Processes) and Article 17 (Enforcement) for purposes of implementation. Public testimony will be taken, but only on the provisions on which the Board of County Commissioners at its January 3 public hearing requested further Land Use staff consideration (impact of factors such as water availability and weather on agricultural production; allowance for new Farm Events use to occur on parcels that are not legal building lots). Public testimony was taken.
Date: February 21, 2013
Documents:  Public Hearing Notice for Board of County Commissioners – Thursday, February 21, 2013 Staff Report for Board of County Commissioners – Thursday, February 21, 2013

Board of County Commissioners Public Hearing:
Proposed text amendments to the Boulder County Land Use Code Articles 4 and 18 related to principal and accessory agricultural uses including but not limited to definitions, allowed uses (including new use classifications and modification of existing use classifications), permitted zone districts, use specific criteria, and required land use processes. Amendments are also proposed to Article 3 (Processes) and Article 17 (Enforcement) for purposes of implementation. Other related issues will be addressed as identified through the public process. Public testimony was taken.
Date: January 3, 2013
Documents: Planning Commission Approval Memo – December 20, 2012 Staff Report for Board of County Commissioners – January 3, 2013

Planning Commission Public Hearing: Review of draft amendments discussed on November 14, 2012. This is a Public Hearing – Planning Commission will be asked to take action on this docket. Public testimony was taken.
Date: December 19, 2012
Documents: Staff Report for Planning Commission – December 19, 2012

Planning Commission Public Hearing: Review of draft amendments introduced and discussed on August 15, 2012, and introduction and discussion of additional draft amendments to the Land Use Code related to agricultural uses and events that may occur on agricultural properties. This was a Public Hearing – Planning Commission was asked to take action on this docket. Public testimony was taken.
Date: November 14, 2012
Documents: Staff Report for Planning Commission – November 14, 2012

Planning Commission Study Session: Introduced and discussion of the first half of draft amendments to the Land Use Code related to agricultural uses and events that may occur on agricultural properties. This was a Study Session – Planning Commission was not asked to take action on this docket. Public testimony was not taken.
Date: August 15, 2012
Documents: Staff Report for Planning Commission – August 15, 2012

Planning Commission Study Session: Introduction and discussion of the issue identification worksheets. This was an informational item – Planning Commission did not take any action, but provided direction to staff. Public testimony was taken.
Date: May 16, 2012 
Documents: Staff Report for Planning Commission - May 16, 2012

Planning Commission and Board of County Commissioners Joint Study Session:
A review and discussion of the project goals. This was an informational item where the two decision-making bodies provided direction to staff. Public testimony was taken. The meeting was streamed live on the web, and you can view an archived version of this meeting.You will need Microsoft Silverlight on your computer to view the video. 

Date: December 14, 2011

Documents: Staff Report for Planning Commission - December 14, 2011



Ag Amendments Documents


Contact for this Docket

Abby Shannon, AICP; Senior Planner
Email: ashannon@bouldercounty.org
Phone: 720-564-2623


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