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

PLAN-Boulder County BoardDevelopment

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

Boulder’s Future Development

PLAN-Boulder County BoardDevelopment

We strongly support moving forward with a Comprehensive Development Strategy, as a Council-driven priority. There have been many letters and other communications that have characterized PBC’s position as demanding no growth, low density, and keeping Boulder exactly the same as it is now. Those are mischaracterizations, and particularly for this effort by the council to address the development issues that … Read More

Council Should Pause Growth

PLAN-Boulder County BoardDevelopment, News

Daily CameraCouncil Should Pause GrowthArticle We are in the midst of a development binge. Many of us are seriously concerned. Is this rush to build hotels, luxury apartments, and high-end office space really what we need in Boulder? We don't think so. In 2003, the Boulder City Council passed resolution 922 directing undefined "...city staff to develop plans and proposed ... Read More

Council Should Pause Growth

Sean KendallDevelopment

8/29/2014 Daily Camera We are in the midst of a development binge. Many of us are seriously concerned. Is this rush to build hotels, luxury apartments, and high-end office space really what we need in Boulder? We don’t think so. In 2003, the Boulder City Council passed resolution 922 directing undefined “…city staff to develop plans and proposed regulations … … Read More

Baseline Zero

PLAN-Boulder County BoardDevelopment

PLAN-Boulder County commends the gestures toward low energy use in the proposed Baseline Zero project, but we have a number of concerns with the overall concept of the plans. We’d also like to emphasize that granting modifications to height and zoning requirements should not be a routine process, and it gives the city the right to press for a project … Read More

BOULDER VALLEY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

Sean KendallDevelopment

BOULDER VALLEY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT   PLAN-Boulder County is pleased that city staff is no longer recommending that the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan Intergovernmental Agreement (BVCP IGA) expire, but that doesn’t alleviate our concerns for staff’s recommendation that the City and County postpone extension of the current IGA and consider it as part of the 2015 BVCP update, prior … Read More

GOSS-GROVE NEIGHBORHOOD

Sean KendallDevelopment

The following statement was read to the Boulder City Council on June 7, 2011 by PLAN-Boulder County Co-chair Ruth Blackmore: Dear Councilmember: Re: Goss-Grove zoning and boundaries: PLAN Boulder County strongly urges the City Council to adopt the original staff recommendation, including the boundaries mapped by the staff, for the Goss Grove land use change from High Density Residential (HR) … Read More

AREA III PLANNING RESERVE

Sean KendallDevelopment

The following statement was read to the Boulder City Council on behalf of PLAN-Boulder County by PBC board member Max Taffet on May 24, 2011 (see also PBC statements regarding the Planning Reserve): Good evening members of the Boulder City council. I am here this evening representing my own convictions as well those of PLAN Boulder County. The many hours of … Read More