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Land Use Planning Commission (PC)

Land Use Planning Commission (PC)

Planning Commission Public Meeting, 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 16, 2021

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View the Boulder County Planning Commission agenda, June 16, 2021

Public Hearing agenda items:

  1. Public Hearing – Docket LE-21-0001: City of Boulder Baseline and Foothills Trunk Sewer Replacement
    Request: Location and Extent review to replace an existing interceptor, trunk sewer, and collector sewer that conveys wastewater to the City of Boulder Water Resource Recovery Facility. Approximately 1,510 LF are in the unincorporated Boulder County and the remainder of the proposed pipeline is within the City of Boulder.
    Location: Commencing at parcel 146334300026; replacement of the existing interceptor and trunk sewer along Baseline Rd and the existing collector sewer along Foothills Parkway, located in Sections 33-34, Township 1 North, Range 70 West and Sections 3 4, Township 1 South, Range 70 West of the 6th Principal Meridian, City of Boulder, County of Boulder, State of Colorado.
    Zoning: Suburban Residential and Rural Residential
    Applicants/Owners: City of Boulder Utilities, c/o Chris Olson
    Agent: Merrick and Company
    Action Requested: Decision
    Staff Planner: Chad Endicott
    Public testimony will be taken.
  2. Public Hearing – Docket V-21-0001: Hartsell Vacation
    Request: Request to vacate the alleyway at 1104 Eldorado Ave between the south 70 feet of lots 1 through 6 and the entirety of lots 42-48 of Block 51 in the townsite of Eldora, Colorado, as well as a triangular portion of Old 11th Avenue east of the subject property as recorded with Boulder County under reception #90916881.
    Location: 1104 Eldorado Avenue, approximately 2 and 1/4 miles west of the intersection of Lake Eldora Ski Road and Eldora Avenue, Section 21, Township 1S, Range 73W.
    Zoning: Forestry (F) Zoning District
    Applicant: Stephanie J. Hartsell
    Owner: Stephanie J. and Paul S. Hartsell
    Action Requested: Recommendation to Board of County Commissioners
    Staff Planner: Nathaniel Shull
    Public testimony will be taken.
  3. Public Hearing – Docket DC-20-0001: Text Amendments to Marijuana Regulations
    Text Amendments to Article 4 (Zoning) and any companion changes to the Land Use Code related to marijuana to clarify existing code language and align the Code with State statutes.
    Action Requested: Recommendation to Board of County Commissioners
    Staff Planner: Molly Marcucilli
    Public testimony will be taken.

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Planning Commission Information

The Boulder County Planning Commission (PC) conducts public hearings and takes action on Land Use Code Updates and Development Applications Under Review and advises the County Commissioners of those actions and on planning matters. The PC has statutory responsibility to make, adopt, and amend the Boulder County Comprehensive Plan.

The commission also has a role in reviewing and acting on revisions and amendments to the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan as authorized under the four-body intergovernmental agreement between the City of Boulder and Boulder County.

See Guidelines for Planning Commission Hearings for more information and meeting protocol.

Meeting Schedule

The Planning Commission usually meets on the third Wednesday of each month.

Past Meeting Videos, Agendas and Information Packets

Video recordings of Planning Commission meetings held since April 15, 2020, are posted to the Community Planning & Permitting YouTube channel. Live streaming and archiving of Planning Commission meetings began on Nov. 16, 2016, and are available on the Boulder County Open Meeting Portal.

2018-2021 Past Agendas and Minutes

Older Past Agendas and Minutes

For older Planning Commission agendas, please submit a request via the Ask a Planner Form.

Past Special Sessions and Subcommittee Meetings

Joint Study Session. Oct. 15, 2019

The Board of County Commissioners and Planning Commission held a Joint Study Session on Telecommunications Planning Topics on Oct. 15, 2019. Planning Commission (PC) requested a joint study session with the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) to address the following topics:

  1. Understanding the relationship between height, density, and emissions for macro-cells and small cells;
  2. Feasibility, analysis, and incentives for co-location;
  3. Third party verification; and
  4. Small Cell Wireless Facilities Design Requirements and Guidelines associated with proposed Small Cell Wireless Code provisions (Docket DC-19-0001).

The study session outcomes will informed changes to the Design Requirements and Guidelines that staff presented to the BOCC when seeking approval for the proposed Code provisions for Docket DC-19-0001: Proposed Boulder County Land Use Code Amendments to Article 4-514 Small Cell Telecommunication Facilities. The session also helped identify additional steps that may be appropriate regarding potential future policy or Land Use Code amendments related to telecommunications.
Documents: Staff report for Oct. 15, 2019

Joint Study Session, March 5, 2019

The Board of County Commissioners and the Planning Commission held a joint study session on March 5, 2019 concerning the E-Bike Pilot Study for Open Space Trails.

Public Meeting: Planning Commission Subcommittee Consideration of input for draft Boulder County Regional Affordable Housing Strategic Plan – Sept. 7, 2017

Planning Commission was presented with an overview of the Draft Boulder County Regional Affordable Housing Strategic Plan in May. The plan is currently undergoing revision based on input from stakeholders. At its August meeting Planning Commission determined it would like to submit comments on the draft plan as an entity and decided to hold a subcommittee meeting to discuss topics in greater depth. At the September 20 Planning Commission meeting the subcommittee reported back on outcomes and provided a draft of comments for the Planning Commission to finalize prior to submitting. View more information about the draft plan.
Meeting Materials:

Current Members

Appointed Volunteer Participants (Citizens)

  • Ann Goldfarb, Chair (term ends Feb. 28, 2022)
  • Sam Libby, Vice-Chair (term ends Feb. 28, 2023)
  • Mark Bloomfield, 2nd Vice-Chair (term ends Feb. 28, 2024)
  • Sam Fitch (term ends Feb. 28, 2023)
  • Lieschen Gargano (term ends Feb. 28, 2023)
  • Dave Hsu (term ends Feb. 28, 2024)
  • Gavin McMillan (term ends Feb. 28, 2024)
  • Melanie Nieske (term ends Feb. 28, 2022)
  • Todd Quigley (term ends Feb. 28, 2022)

Staff Participants

  • Dale Case, Director
  • Kim Sanchez, Deputy Director – Planning
  • Hannah Hippely, Long Range Planning Manager
  • Richard Hackett, Communications Specialist
  • Others as needed

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