Position on Comp Plan Update

Sean KendallAffordable Housing, Development, Growth

To Planning Board Members: Plan-Boulder County recommends that you include a recommendation to City Council that the new BVCP include the following affordable housing policies: Increase affordable housing as a percentage of overall housing: The city will develop regulations and policies to ensure that: A) development and redevelopment does not result in a net percentage (of overall housing) loss of … Read More

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

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

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

Affordable Housing Documents and Resources

Sean KendallDevelopment

CITY OF BOULDER Housing and Human Services Master Plan Housing and Human Services Master Plan – Appendices Housing and Human Services Master Plan Advisory Committee  Boulder Housing Partners Discussion Housing Implementation and Funding Task Force Report City of Boulder, May 23, 2000 Comprehensive Housing Strategy City of Boulder.  February 16, 1999. Affordable Housing: Its Role and Prospects in Sustained Community … Read More

Height Limit in Boulder Colorado

Sean KendallDevelopment

Plan Boulder County on Height Limit PBC supports limiting building height to 35/38ft in all areas except the downtown and Boulder Junction. Any building approved at 55 feet should have a clear, well-defined, enforceable community benefit as part all permits granted. PBC urges Council to put the Comprehensive Housing Strategy and envision East Arapahoe on hold. Staff efforts are better … Read More

PLAN Policy Recommendations to City Council

Sean KendallCity Council, Development

We hope that you will have a productive retreat and that you will be able to focus your attention and that of staff for the coming year to the issues of greatest concern to Boulder citizens. We’d like to point out that one of the most important themes dominating community dialogue in the last year has been citizen concern over … Read More

Pearl Place Site Review

sgmcclainDevelopment

Re: Pearl Place Site Review (Planning Board Nov. 6, 2014) Dear Planning Board Members: At our regular board meeting on Dec. 1, 2014, we discussed at length the above project (LUR2014-00035, located in an L-shaped configuration around the Chase Bank Building situated on the SW corner of 30th and Pearl). At 55 feet and 325,000 square feet of floor space, … Read More