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July 21, 2017

Planning Commission Decisions Regarding the 2015 Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan (BVCP) Update

Planning Commission Decisions Regarding the 2015 Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan (BVCP) Update

On July 19, 2017, the Boulder County Planning Commission held a public meeting to deliberate and vote on the BVCP adoption draft (policies, text, and maps) and CU South land use changes, and to give feedback to the Board of County Commissioners on the IGA and amendment procedures. View the video of the meeting (select Event Bookmark #6 after browser window opens).

Three motions by the PC were approved on July 19:

CU South land use changes:

  • A motion to approve (a) the land use designation for CU South, changing from Low and Medium Density Residential (LR and MR) and portions of Open Space-Other (OS-O) to Public (P) and Parks, Urban, and Other (PK-U/O) and retaining portions of OS-O and (b) to approve the Guiding Principles, as set forth in Attachment A of the of the Supplement to the July 19, 2017 Planning Commission Staff Report. This motion passed unanimously.
  • A motion to recommend that the city work with county staff in developing best practices that go above and beyond federal and state standards to reduce risk to life, health and economic impacts downstream from the proposed flood mitigation given the continued risk from climate change. This motion passed unanimously.

2017 BVCP Adoption Draft:

  • A motion to approve the 2015 Update to the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan as set forth in the June 15, 2017 BVCP Adoption Draft (Attachment C of the Supplement to the July 19, 2017 Planning Commission Staff Report) with minor amendments from the Board of County Commissioners and Planning Commission (Attachment B of the Supplement to the July 19, 2017 Planning Commission Staff Report) and amendments to the Policy 1.05 and the definition of Parks, Urban and Other (PK-U) (Attachment A of the Supplement to the July 19, 2017 Planning Commission Staff Report). This approval is conditioned on retaining four body decision making for a service area expansion plan approval in Area III Planning Reserve. This motion passed 6-2.

Documents:

Next Step - July 26 Board of County Commissioners Public Meeting

On July 26, the County Commissioners will hold a public meeting (view agenda) to deliberate and vote on the BVCP adoption draft (policies, text, and maps), CU South land use changes, and IGA and amendment procedures. This meeting is a continuation of the joint County Public Hearing on June 28, so public testimony will not be taken on July 26. The meeting will be livestreamed via the Public Meetings, Hearings, Records & Video Archives webpage.
Date: Wednesday, July 26
Time: 4 p.m.
Location: Boulder County Courthouse - Commissioners Hearing Room, 1325 Pearl St., 3rd Floor, Boulder
Documents: The staff report to the Board of County Commissioners for July 26 is currently being prepared by staff, and is expected to be posted to the BVCP-15-0001 webpage early next week.

For more information about the county’s role in the 2015 Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan Update, visit: http://bit.ly/bvcp150001.