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September 9, 2016

Public Meeting: Boulder County Land Use Code Floodplain Regulations – Sept. 28

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

Proposed Land Use Code updates in Docket DC-15-0004 - 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 28

Boulder County Land Use Code Floodplain Regulations

On Sept. 1, 2016, the Board of County Commissioners held a public hearing on proposed amendments to the Boulder County Land Use Code floodplain regulations, which include updates to Land Use Code Article 4-400 and related provisions which govern the Floodplain Overlay District. The Commissioners voted to table adoption to allow additional time for public review and comment.

No changes to the floodplain maps which define the floodplain overlay district will occur as part of this regulatory update. The proposed updates only affect unincorporated areas of Boulder County.

The Board of County Commissioners will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 28 to discuss the comments received and actions taken since the Sept. 1 hearing. Public testimony will NOT be taken at this meeting, but the public may submit written comments on DC-15-0004 via email using the Boulder County Ask a Planner Form.

  • What: Board of County Commissioners Public Meeting on proposed Land Use Code updates in Docket DC-15-0004
  • When: Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 11:30 a.m.
  • Where: Commissioners’ Hearing Room, 3rd Floor, 1325 Pearl St., Boulder (Map and Directions)

The staff report to the Board of County Commissioners from the Sept. 1 Public Hearing along with further details about the Sept. 28 meeting and the proposed amendments are posted on the DC-15-0004 webpage.

The latest draft of the Floodplain Code (4-400) in preparation for the Sept. 28 hearing is available at: https://www.bouldercounty.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/dc-15-0004-draft-code.pdf

Background

In the proposed amendments, the county has created transparent processes for use of new flood hazard studies and best available flood hazard data, clarified existing federal, state, and county regulatory requirements, streamlined permitting for minor projects, and added development criteria to better protect the health, safety, and welfare of the residents of and visitors to the unincorporated areas of Boulder County.