DC-12-0001: Amendment to Residential Floor Area

DC-12-0001: Amendment to Residential Floor Area

Background

This docket was a proposed text amendment to Article 18-189D of the Boulder County Land Use Code, related to the definition of residential floor area (used for purposes of Site Plan Review and the Expanded Transfer of Development Rights program). The docket proposed a slight change to the exception in the definition of residential floor area. The previous exception exempts gazebos and carports under 200 square feet each, up to a total of 400 square feet, from counting as residential floor area. The proposed revision was to exempt 400 square feet total of gazebo or carport in any configuration from counting as residential floor area.

Proposed Amendment to Article 18 – Definitions:
18-189D: Residential Floor Area

For the purposes of Site Plan Review and the presumptive size thresholds associated with the Expanded Transfer of Development Rights Program, Residential Floor Area includes all attached and detached floor area (as defined in 18-162) on a parcel including principal and accessory structures used or customarily used for residential purposes, such as garages, studios, pool houses, home offices, and workshops. (Exemptions: Gazebos and carports up to a total combined size of 400 square feet.)

Previous exemption language:
(Exemptions: Gazebos and carports under 200 square feet.)

Proposed exemption language:
(Exemptions: Gazebos and carports up to a total combined size of 400 square feet.)

Past Public Hearing Information

Board of County Commissioners Public Hearing

The Board of County Commissioners reviewed the proposed text amendment to Article 18-189D of the Boulder County Land Use Code following a public hearing on March 13, 2012.

BOCC Action: Commissioners Gardner and Toor voted to approve, Commissioner Domenico was absent.

Documents: Staff Report for BOCC including public comment

Planning Commission Public Hearing

Planning Commission discussed this docket and hosted public testimony on February 15, 2012.

PC Action: Planning Commission approved and recommended to the Board of County Commissioners approval of DC-12-0001.

Documents: Staff Report for Planning Commission presented February 15, 2012

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