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Boulder County Comprehensive Plan Geologic Hazard Mapping Geology Element Update BCCP-20-0001
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Boulder County Comprehensive Plan Geologic Hazard Mapping Geology Element Update - BCCP-20-0001

Past Public Meetings and Hearings

Planning Commission Public Hearing, July 15, 2020

Adoption of Planning Commission Resolution 2020-03 (for Docket BCCP-20-0001: Geologic Hazard Mapping-Related Amendments).
Action Taken: Adoption
Staff Planner: Chad Endicott
View the Planning Commission agenda, July 15, 2020 or video of the hearing.

Planning Commission Public Hearing, May 20, 2020

On May 20, 2020, staff presented the updated Geology Element of the Boulder County Comprehensive Plan (BCCP) to incorporate improved geologic hazard and constraint mapping that represents the best available data on a range of geologic hazard features present in the county. The mapping was prepared with grant funds following the 2013 extreme rain event. That event changed the landscape, making some areas more susceptible to geologic hazards, and it increased awareness of the importance of understanding the geologic hazards and constraints present in the county. The proposed geologic hazard and constraint mapping will help ensure that properties are developed in a manner that addresses those risks. Minor revisions to the Geology Element of the BCCP also include updates to the definitions and policy sections of the element and a new guidelines table and map for providing further guidance when reviewing development on properties with potential geologic hazards. Final revisions to the Geology Element incorporate feedback obtained from public hearings held by Planning Commission and the Board of County Commissioners on February 19, 2020 and March 31, 2020 respectively.
Documents: Staff report for May 20, 2020

Board of County Commissioners Public Hearing, March 31, 2020

On March 31, 2020, staff presented the draft update the Geology Element of the BCCP to the Board of County Commissioners. The draft incorporates improved geologic hazard and constraint mapping that represents the best available data on a range of geologic hazard features present in the county. The mapping was prepared with grant funds following the 2013 extreme rain event. That event changed the landscape, making some areas more susceptible to geologic hazards, and it increased awareness of the importance of understanding the geologic hazards and constraints present in the county. The proposed geologic hazard and constraint mapping will help ensure that properties are developed in a manner that addresses those risks. Minor revisions to the Geology Element of the BCCP also include updates to the definitions and policy sections of the element and a new guidelines table and map for providing further guidance when reviewing development on properties with potential geologic hazards.
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Planning Commission Public Hearing, Feb. 19, 2020

On Feb. 19, 2020, the Planning Commission held a public hearing where staff requested approval of the new geologic hazard map, as well as minor revisions to the BCCP Geology element to appropriately reference the updated geologic hazard mapping. After the staff presentation, discussion and deliberation, Planning Commission voted to recommend approval by the Board of County Commissioners. The hearing will was webstreamed and archived on the Open Meeting Portal.
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Background

The Boulder County Comprehensive Plan (BCCP) is the county’s primary policy document to guide land use and related decision making in unincorporated Boulder County.

The Community Planning and & Permitting Department is updating the BCCP to incorporate improved geologic hazard and constraint mapping that represents the best available data on a range of hazard features present in the county. The mapping was prepared with grant funds following the 2013 extreme rain event. That event both changed the landscape in ways that increased geologic hazards in some areas, and it increased awareness of the importance of understanding the geologic hazards and constraints present in the county. The proposal to adopt the updated geologic hazard and constraint mapping will ensure that properties are developed in a manner that addresses those risks.

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Chad Endicott, Long Range Planner I
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