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Land Use Code Update: Eldorado Springs Townsite Plan

DC-10-0003: Eldorado Springs Townsite Plan

On April 15, 2009, the Boulder County Planning Commission adopted the Eldorado Springs Townsite Plan.

The Land Use code update phase of this process began with the creation of the Eldorado Springs Planning Committee (ESPC). The ESPC was comprised of community members tasked to explore and propose specific regulations to implement the plan. After numerous committee meetings and public meetings the ESPC concluded its work in May 2011 by finalizing a draft proposal for new zoning regulations.

Since May 2011, Land Use staff has been working to draft a staff proposed set of zoning regulations, incorporating the ESCP proposal, the existing Land Use Code, Boulder County Comprehensive Plan, and Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan. Once the staff recommended regulations are completed, the staff proposal will move to the public hearing phase of the process which includes public hearings before the County Planning Commission and the Board of County Commissioners. The result of the public hearing process would be the adoption of new zoning regulations and zoning map changes in the Planning Area. Staff anticipates completing this process during the fall of 2012.

Information on the background and comprehensive plan elements is available on the Eldorado Springs Townsite Planning page.


Past Community Meetings

Topic: Uses, Parking, and Additional Requirements – Discuss these for the three new zone districts and compare the draft to the existing code.
Date: Thursday, July 26, 2012 
Location: Land Use Department - Caribou Room, 2045 13th Street, Boulder
Documents: Meeting AgendaPresentationMeeting Notes

Topic:
The Land Use Review Processes – Understand the basics of each process, the review criteria, and how the draft compares to the existing code. Includes Site Plan Review (SPR), Variances (VAR), Limited Impact Special Use Review (LU), Special Use and Site Specific Development Plan (SU), and Subdivision Exemption (SE).
Date: Thursday, August 2, 2012 
Location: Land Use Department - Caribou Room, 2045 13th Street, Boulder
Documents: Meeting AgendaPresentationReview Criteria ChartSite Plan Review Trigger Comparison ChartSite Plan Review Waiver Eligibility Comparison Chart

Topic: Lot Yard, Building, and Structure Requirements – Discuss these for the three new zone districts and compare the draft to the existing code, including Lot Size, Setbacks, and Building Height, Lot Coverage, and Maximum Floor Area.
Date: Thursday, August 9, 2012
Location: Land Use Department - Caribou Room, 2045 13th Street, Boulder
Documents: Meeting AgendaPresentation, Bulk Standards Comparison Chart

Code Update Timeline

  • February 12 to March 3, 2012 – Staff and Community Dialogue
  • March 4 to March 24, 2012 – Staff Review and Incorporate Community Feedback
  • March 25 to June 1, 2012 – Staff Creates Revised Draft 
  • June 2 to July 27, 2012 – Staff and Community Dialogue
  • July 28 to August 18, 2012 – Review and Incorporate Comments to Finalize Proposed Draft Regulations
  • August 19 to September 14, 2012 – Referral to Agencies and Affected Property Owners
  • September 15 to October 17, 2012 – Draft Staff Recommendation and Report to Planning Commission
  • November 21, 2012 – Planning Commission
  • TBD – Board Of County Commissioners Hearing For Final Adoption

DC-10-0003: Land Use Code Text Amendment Documents


DC-10-0003: Draft Documents


Contact for this Docket

To learn more about the Eldorado Springs Initiative, to share your views and concerns, please contact:
Hannah Hippely; Senior Planner
Email: hhippely@bouldercounty.org
Phone: 720-564-2603


Contacts

Land Use Planning Division

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

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