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

Transportation Master Plan

PLAN-Boulder County BoardTransportation

PLAN-Boulder County urges Council to recognize that transportation decisions drive (or largely determine) land use patterns and quality of life. Transportation infrastructure and policies, therefore, should be conducive to the land use and quality of life vision Boulder seeks for associated nearby land uses. Conducive transportation decisions are the necessary first step in achieving desired land use patterns, financial objectives, … Read More

ROW Consideration

PLAN-Boulder County BoardGood Governance

PLAN-Boulder County urges you to rescind your recommendation to City Council on the ROW ordinance for three reasons. First, this ordinance, if passed, will significantly change density requirements in a number of areas of Boulder. This is a major policy change, and it has been subject to no real public discussion, certainly not adequate public discussion. That is contrary to … Read More

Does Dense Make Sense

Sean KendallDevelopment

DoesDenseMakeSense  (<<== Click here for PLAN Boulder paper) Boulder has a residential population density greater than Denver – and is 40% more dense than peer cities like Palo Alto, California and Madison, Wisconsin. Still, there are calls by some for much greater density in Boulder. The public debate about increasing Boulder’s density has been emotional and rife with misinformation. A … Read More