June 13, 2018
Boulder County Floodplain Remapping Project public hearing June 20
The estimated start time of this agenda item is 1:45 p.m. Staff recommendation to the Planning Commission is available online
Boulder County, Colo. - Boulder County Transportation has completed the second phase of technical review and public outreach for the draft
floodplain maps developed by the State of Colorado’s Colorado Hazard Mapping
Program (CHAMP) for major stream corridors in areas of unincorporated Boulder County.
Staff are proposing to adopt these draft floodplain maps for local regulatory purposes. Ultimately, the revised floodplain mapping produced by the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) through CHAMP will be adopted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs). There will be no impact on flood insurance rates until that time.
Boulder County has worked closely with the State of Colorado to
ensure that the new maps reflect local conditions since the 2013 Flood,
which changed the physical features of waterways throughout the county. In
addition to proposed adoption of the maps into the county’s zoning map, the
State of Colorado has submitted them to FEMA for review, which will also
include a public comment opportunity.
Accurate floodplain studies and maps are a key
component of the county’s floodplain management program, which seeks to protect
the health, safety, and welfare of Boulder County residents in the event of
future flood events.
Planning Commission Public Hearing - Wednesday, June 20, 1:30 p.m. in the Boulder County Courthouse, Commissioner's Hearing Room, 1325 Pearl St., Boulder, third floor
Staff will present the following and public testimony will be taken:
- Zoning map amendments to the Floodplain Overlay District ("FO District"), specifically the Boulder County Floodplain and Floodway, based upon CHAMP floodplain remapping and other best available information
Action Requested from Planning Commission: Recommendation to the Board of County Commissioners
Additional information, including the staff recommendation memo and the
Planning Commission hearing agenda, is available on the Land Use Docket
Z-17-0002 webpage. The meeting will be live-streamed via the Public Meetings,
Hearings, Records, & Video Archives page.