Limited Impact Special Use (LU) Review

Limited Impact Special Use (LU) Review

A use permitted by Limited Impact Special Use Review may be established only upon approval of the Board of County Commissioners, and subject to the conditions set forth in an approval of the use by the Board of County Commissioners.

Limited Impact Special Use Reviews typically include developments or uses that may potentially have a significant impact on the property, its resources, and the surrounding areas.

These uses include developments such as:

    • Earthwork of more than 500 Cubic Yards
    • Accessory Dwelling for Agricultural Unit
    • Wind Powered Electric Generator
    • Limited Impact Open Mining
    • Temporary Fireworks Stand
    • Adaptive Reuse of a Historic Landmark

See the Boulder County Land Use Code for more information.

Pre-Application Conference

Applicant(s) must first contact the Land Use Department to make an appointment for a Land Use Review Pre-Application Conference with a Planner to discuss the proposal prior to its submittal.

Limited Impact Special Use Review Information

Additional Information

Submittal Schedule for Planning Applications

The Land Use Department manages the number of planning applications accepted each week in order to align with available resources. Once you have had a Pre-application Conference and have a complete application ready for review, please contact the Land Use Department at 303-441-3930 to get on the schedule to submit your planning application.

Contact Us

Land Use Dept.

Email: Ask a Planner Form
Main: 303-441-3930
Fax: 303-441-4856

Courthouse Annex Building

2045 13th Street
Boulder, CO 80302
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M, W, Th, F (Building permits can be applied for and issued until 4 p.m.)
10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday (For Planning and Zoning services only)
The Building Safety & Inspection Services office is closed on Tuesday.
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Mailing Address

PO Box 471
Boulder, CO 80306