DC-13-0003: Front Range Flood and Extreme Rain Text Amendments to Article 19 of Land Use Code

Proposed Text Amendments to the Boulder County Land Use Code to amend Article 19-100.F. to extend the timeline to rebuild following the Fourmile Canyon Fire, to add a new Article 19-200 establishing an interim permitting procedures for restoring structures damaged or destroyed by the September 2013 Front Range Flood and associated weather impacts, and other related provisions of the Land Use Code as needed.

Past Public Hearing Information:

Board of County Commissioners: The Board of County Commissioners (3-0 vote) on October 23, 2013, adopted interim rules for rebuilding homes in the aftermath of the flooding and mudslides that occurred in September. The adopted regulations allow property owners to restore and rebuild structures at the same size or smaller and at a safer location, as determined by a Hazard Mitigation Review. Hearing feedback from the public and from the Planning Commission, the Board did not establish a sunset date for these provisions, however, staff has committed to additional regulation revisions in the coming months to aid property owners who were affected by this disaster. The Land Use Department will begin accepting appointments for onsite pre-application meetings for the Hazard Mitigation Review beginning November 4, 2013. The hearing was streamed online at Commissioners' Hearings and Records. For any questions regarding rebuilding, please contact the Flood Rebuilding and Permitting Information Center at 303-441-1705 or floodrecovery@bouldercounty.org
Planning Commission:
Planning Commission (6-0 vote) recommended approval of the proposed interim regulations at their public hearing on Wednesday, October 16, and the proposal will go forward to a public hearing in front of the Board of County Commissioners on October 23 at 4:30 p.m.

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Contact for this Docket

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


Land Use Planning Division

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

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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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