DC-11-0003: Agricultural Amendments

DC-11-0003: Agricultural Amendments

Background

This docket considered text amendments to Articles 4 and 18 of the Boulder County Land Use Code related to principal and accessory agricultural uses including but not limited to definitions, allowed zone districts, use-specific criteria, and required land use processes. This docket proposed new use classifications or proposed to modify or delete existing classifications. Other related issues were addressed as identified through the public process.

Past Public Meetings

Land Use staff hosted small group meetings with farmers to talk about specific issues, reviewing the existing regulations (requirements from Land Use as well as other agencies), and brainstorming possible future regulations.

Topic Date Time Location Agenda
Wineries January 5, 2012 3:00-4:30 Land Use Dept. Wineries
Farm Camps January 17, 2012 3:30-5:00 Land Use Dept. Farm Camps
Farm-to-Table Dinners January 20, 2012 3:00-4:30 Land Use Dept. Farm Special Events
Demonstration Farms January 27, 2012 2:00-3:30 Land Use Dept. Demonstration Farms/Classes
Farm Stands January 30, 2012 10:00-11:30 Parks & Open Space Farm Stands
Ag Worker Housing February 2, 2012 10:00-11:30 Land Use Dept. Ag Worker Housing
Hoophouses and Greenhouses February 7, 2012 3:00-4:30 Parks & Open Space Hoophouses and Greenhouses
Ag and Public Health February 24, 2012 3:00-4:30 Land Use Dept.
Neighborhood Impacts May 7, 2012 6:00-8:00 Boulder County Courthouse

Past Public Hearings

Board of County Commissioners Public Hearing, February 21, 2013

Docket DC-11-0003: Proposed text amendments to the Boulder County Land Use Code Articles 4 and 18 related to principal and accessory agricultural uses including but not limited to definitions, allowed uses (including new use classifications and modification of existing use classifications), permitted zone districts, use specific criteria, and required land use processes was discussed on February 21, 2013. Amendments are also proposed to Article 3 (Processes) and Article 17 (Enforcement) for purposes of implementation. Public testimony was taken, but only on the provisions on which the Board of County Commissioners at its January 3 public hearing requested further Land Use staff consideration (impact of factors such as water availability and weather on agricultural production; allowance for new Farm Events use to occur on parcels that are not legal building lots).

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Board of County Commissioners Public Hearing, January 3, 2013

DC-11-0003: Proposed text amendments to the Boulder County Land Use Code Articles 4 and 18 related to principal and accessory agricultural uses including but not limited to definitions, allowed uses (including new use classifications and modification of existing use classifications), permitted zone districts, use specific criteria, and required land use processes was discussed on January 3, 2013. Amendments were also proposed to Article 3 (Processes) and Article 17 (Enforcement) for purposes of implementation. Other related issues were addressed as identified through the public process. Public testimony was taken.

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Planning Commission Public Hearing, December 19, 2012

Planning Commission reviewed draft amendments on December 19, 2012. This was a Public Hearing.

PC Action: Planning Commission was asked to take action on this docket. Public testimony was taken.

Documents: Staff Report for Planning Commission – December 19, 2012

Planning Commission Public Hearing, November 14, 2012

Planning Commission reviewed draft amendments that were introduced and discussed on August 15, 2012, and additional draft amendments to the Land Use Code related to agricultural uses and events that may occur on agricultural properties. This was a Public Hearing.

PC Action: Planning Commission was asked to take action on this docket. Public testimony was taken.

Documents: Staff Report for Planning Commission – November 14, 2012

Planning Commission Study Session, August 15, 2012

Land Use staff introduced and discussed the first half of draft amendments to the Land Use Code related to agricultural uses and events that may occur on agricultural properties on August 15, 2012. This was a Study Session – Planning Commission was not asked to take action on this docket. Public testimony was not taken.

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Planning Commission Study Session, May 16, 2012

Land Use staff introduced and discussed the issue identification worksheets. This was an informational item – Planning Commission did not take any action, but provided direction to staff. Public testimony was taken.

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Planning Commission and Board of County Commissioners Joint Study Session, December 14, 2011

This was a review and discussion of the project goals on December 14, 2011. This was an informational item where the two decision-making bodies provided direction to staff. Public testimony was taken. The meeting was streamed live on the web, and you can view an archived version of this meeting. You will need Microsoft Silverlight on your computer to view the video.

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