News Archive

June 1, 2016

Media Contacts:

Kelly Watson, Boulder County Transportation, Floodplain Specialist, 720-564-2652

Andrew Barth, Boulder County Transportation, Communications, 303-441-1032

Possible amendments to floodplain regulations in Land Use Code to be discussed

Discussion to take place at Boulder County Planning Commission's regular meeting

Boulder County, Colo. - The Boulder County Planning Commission
will hold a public meeting to discuss possible amendments to floodplain
regulations in the Boulder County Land Use Code.

What:
Planning Commissioner Meeting
When:
Wednesday, June 15 at 1:30 p.m.
Where:
Commissioners’ Hearing Room, 3rd Floor, 1325 Pearl St., Boulder
County

The purpose of the proposed amendments
would be to:

  • Create a transparent public process
    to make possible the incorporation of best available data for regulatory use in
    anticipation of future FEMA floodplain remapping;
  • Revise language in the floodplain
    regulations regarding non-conforming structures and uses to be consistent with
    the rest of the Code;
  • Revise language regarding appeals
    and variances to decisions made under the floodplain regulations to be
    consistent with the rest of the Code; and
  • Update related provisions in the
    Code in order to best protect the health, safety, and welfare of Boulder County
    residents in the event of future flood events.

No changes to the current floodplain
maps which define the floodplain overlay district will occur as part of this
regulatory update.

Further details about this meeting can be found online.