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DC-13-0003: Front Range Flood and Extreme Rain Amendments to Article 19

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DC-13-0003: Front Range Flood and Extreme Rain Amendments to Article 19

Text Amendments to the Boulder County Land Use Code to amend Article 19-100.F. to extend the timeline to rebuild following the Fourmile Canyon Fire, to add a new Article 19-200 establishing an interim permitting procedures for restoring structures damaged or destroyed by the September 2013 Front Range Flood and associated weather impacts, and other related provisions of the Land Use Code.

Past Public Hearing Information

Board of County Commissioners Public Hearing

The Board of County Commissioners reviewed DC-13-0003 on October 23, 2013, to adopt interim rules for rebuilding homes in the aftermath of the flooding and mudslides that occurred in September. The proposed regulations allow property owners to restore and rebuild structures at the same size or smaller and at a safer location, as determined by a Hazard Mitigation Review. Hearing feedback from the public and from the Planning Commission, the Board did not establish a sunset date for these provisions, however, staff has committed to additional regulation revisions in the coming months to aid property owners who were affected by this disaster. The Land Use Department began accepting appointments for onsite pre-application meetings for the Hazard Mitigation Review beginning November 4, 2013.

BOCC Action: The Board of County Commissioners voted 3-0 to approve DC-13-0003 on October 23, 2013.


Planning Commission Public Hearing

PC Action: Planning Commission (6-0 vote) recommended approval of the proposed interim regulations at their public hearing on October 16, 2013.


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