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Niwot Design Review Committee

Niwot Design Review Committee

Public Meetings

Historic Preservation Advisory Board Subcommittee Meeting – April 23, 2020

Notice is hereby given that a subcommittee meeting will be held via email exchange by the Boulder County Historic Preservation Advisory Board (HPAB), and by the Niwot Design Review Committee (NDRC) to consider the following agenda item:
Certificate of Appropriateness/Historic Preservation Grant: CA-20-0005: Old Town Niwot Historic District – new sign for Niwot Blacksmith bldg
Request: Certificate of Appropriateness for a new sign on the Niwot Blacksmith building
Location: 124 2nd Avenue, Niwot
Zoning: Niwot Rural Community District 1 (NRCD1) Zoning District
Owner: Niwot Blacksmith LLC
Agent: Angela Miltersen
Date: Thursday, April 23, 2020
Time: 11 a.m.
Meeting Location: Email exchange (email historic@bouldercounty.org or call 303-441-3930 for more information)
Documents: Subcommittee Meeting Notice, April 23, 2020

Past Public Meetings

Niwot Design Review Committee Public Meeting, Feb. 18, 2020

Public meeting of the Niwot Design Review Committee. Agenda Items included:

  1. Appointment of Chair and Vice-Chair
  2. Preliminary Review of Redevelopment Plans for 210 Franklin St., Niwot, by applicant Terry Palmos.
    Boulder County requires applicants to schedule and hold a meeting with the Niwot Design Review Committee (NDRC) prior to submitting the application to Community Planning & Permitting for development, which triggers Site Plan Review, Special Review, or other planning review process. The purpose of this engagement is to provide sufficient opportunity for public comment on development plans, and for the applicant to listen to and address, as reasonable, the NDRC and community’s concerns and recommendations related to the proposed development.
  3. Adoption of By-Laws

Documents: Information packet for proposed Redevelopment Plans for 210 Franklin St.

Past Public Meetings

Niwot Design Review Committee Public Meeting, Feb. 11, 2020

Kick-off meeting for new members of the Niwot Design Review Committee.

Duties and Responsibilities

The committee’s primary role is to act as a referral agency for proposals within the Niwot Rural Community District I (NRCD I). The committee does not have legal authority to grant Certificates of Appropriateness. However, the Historic Preservation Advisory Board (HPAB) shall consider the committee’s recommendation as well as other public testimony in decisions pertaining to the historic district.

Member Selection

The Niwot Design Review Committee consists of 5 members. Members are appointed by the Board of County Commissioners, and the selection process will be completed with the intent to include representatives of the Niwot Business Association, the Niwot Community Association, the Niwot Historical Society, at least one member of the HPAB, and members of the community who have lived or worked in the community for more than five years.


  • Satir DeMarco, Vice-chair
  • Jason Emery
  • Will Hentschel
  • Katherine Koehler
  • Bruce Larsen, Chair


Members shall serve three-year terms, and no member may serve more than three consecutive terms.

Meeting Schedule

The Niwot Design Review Committee is authorized to hold meetings on an as needed basis and may adopt official bylaws for the conduct and procedures of its meetings.

Niwot Design Review Committee Coordinator