Comments on the Open Space Master Plan – June 2019

Sean KendallOpen Space

The Draft Open Space Master Plan is a very different master plan than PLAN-Boulder County envisioned and worked toward when the process started. We anticipated a document that would build on the many plans and study data that have been developed by OSMP over the years to create actions to sustain the valuable natural ecosystems of our Boulder Open Space. … Read More

Annexation of CU South Property

Sean KendallOpen Space

Next up in the BVCP is discussion of CU-South, long a contentious topic.   Planning staff sent links to the two relevant consultants’ reports to the two advisory boards less than 24 hours before their meetings (Open Space Board of Trustees and Planning Board).   These are not small matters. CU-South includes major flood-control proposals, preparation for annexation by the city, … Read More

Open Space & Mountain Parks

Sean KendallOpen Space

Open Space & Mountain Parks Among Council’ “Two Year Desired Outcomes” for Open Space is the following item: “Overriding policy issues: Carrying capacity, night time use, on/off road trail use, temporal restrictions”. This arose originally when Council passed the West Trail Study Area Management Plan. The Department brought in an experienced retired planner, Dave Kuntz, to lead this effort, but … Read More