CU South – $22million for berm?

Sean KendallDevelopment, Environment

  Boulder is moving forward with annexing the CU South property.  This will require a change in land use designation from Open Space to Public in the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan.  Ben Binder writes in the Boulder Daily Camera that the old gravel pits rather than building a berm is the best solution. “Because CU told the city that it … Read More

The Belonging Revolution

Sean KendallDiversity

Walking the neigborhoods. Former Longmont Mayor Dan Benavidez and Police Chief Butler develop community by walking the neighborhoods. Walk 1-19-2017 It has been quite a few Sundays due to weather and holidays that Chief Mike Butler and I have been able to do a neighborhood walk. So how nice it was when Mike called my last Thursday and said “Dan … Read More

Why the Sky is Not the Limit in Boulder

PLAN-Boulder County BoardDevelopment

On November 10, 2014 Ruth Wright spoke at a PLAN-Boulder County Forum on Why the Sky is Not the Limit in Boulder. Watch the video here. Ruth spoke at this PLAN-Boulder Forum as she was finishing a paper called Limiting Building Height: The Story of a Citizens Initiative to Preserve Mountain Vistas and a City’s Future.  Her paper has been published … Read More

What’s Up with CU’s South Campus?

PLAN-Boulder County BoardDevelopment

On December 16, 2016, PLAN-Boulder held a Forum about plans for CU’s South Campus.  You can view the visuals here. Background: The City is considering re-designating the land uses for CU’s South Campus as part of the five-year revision of the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan. Talks between CU and the City about annexing the property to the City are underway. … Read More

Position on Co-op Ordinance

Sean KendallAffordable Housing, Development

PLAN-Boulder County has been following the development of the Co-op Ordinance since its inception and has provided input to the Planning Board and to Council on different versions of the ordinance. This letter summarizes PLAN-Boulder County’s position on the most current version of the Co-op Ordinance for your consideration at your January 3, 2017 public hearing. PLAN-Boulder County does not … Read More

Does Growth Pay Its Own Way? What Boulder Is and Isn’t Doing.

Richard HarrisAffordable Housing, Growth

Watch our Forum held on November 11, 2016. Chris Meschuk, the City staff person who is coordinating the update of the City’s impact fees, and Steve Pomerance, former City council member and citizen expert on the costs of growth, will discuss the City’s process to update its impact fees related to general fund services like libraries, parks and rec, police … Read More

PLAN-BOULDER COUNTY CANDIDATE ENDORSEMENTS AND POSITIONS ON (SOME) BALLOT ISSUES

Sean KendallEndorsements

County Commissioner Candidates Elise Jones and Deb Gardner—Although we recognize that valid concerns have been raised about some of the County Commissioners’ decisions since the last election, we commend the incumbents Jones and Gardner for generally good management and policies, particularly in the human services area, as well as their work in leading the County’s recovery from the 2013 Flood. … Read More

Sean KendallDevelopment

Thursday, Oct. 20 – A Look at Planning in Boulder County Join Boulder County staff for a look at the past, present and future of planning in Boulder County. First, staff  from each department will summarize how planning is integrated into their department’s work and how it impacts residents, wildlife, and health in the county. Next, Boulder County’s Pete Fogg, … Read More

Yes or No on Council Term Limits? – a PLAN-Boulder Forum

Richard HarrisNews

Watch this video of the debate. PLAN-Boulder County held a debate on Friday, October 7, 2016, from noon to 1 pm, in the Boulder Creek Room of the main Boulder Public Library. Speaking in favor was Andy Schultheiss, Executive Director of Open Boulder, former Boulder City Council member, and former administrative assistant to U.S.  Congressman Jared Polis.  Andy was the … Read More

PLAN-Boulder Position on Proposed Ordinance to Allow Cooperative Housing in Single Family Neighborhoods

PLAN-Boulder County BoardAffordable Housing

This coming Tuesday, City Council will have a “2nd reading” of a proposed new ordinance to allow “co-ops” in single-family residential neighborhoods. It would allow up to 15 “co-ops” per year in single-family residential neighborhoods. Communal living options such as co-ops and boarding houses (which are not substantively different) have been allowed in Boulder for many years in a variety … Read More