Community-driven Development

Boulder has a vibrant history of citizen engagement when it comes to growth and development issues. From PLAN-Boulder County’s inception, we’ve been dedicated to helping ensure that the people who live here and care deeply about our community –not corporate interests – decide the fate of our town.

We believe that all voices should be heard during land-use debates, and that environmental protections and quality-of-life should trump corporate profits. We strive to engage the broader community in conversations about the development and land-use decisions that will affect us all. We advocate for solutions to our most pressing problems that will create the greatest good for our local environment and for the people who live in it.

City Council is Working to UpZone Boulder

By |June 11th, 2019|Comments Off on City Council is Working to UpZone Boulder

On June 4th, City Council discussed redevelopment options for the former Boulder Community Hospital at Broadway and Balsam and the surrounding area including, Ideal Plaza and Community Plaza shopping centers.  All the options proposed considerably [...]

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April 2, 2019 Dear City Council, The Peoples League for Action Now (PLAN-Boulder County) supports the goals established as the basis for the Opportunity Zone moratorium and as restated on page one of the staff [...]

ADU/OAU presentation from recent public forum

By |May 2nd, 2018|Comments Off on ADU/OAU presentation from recent public forum

Mike Marsh made a presentation about his views on new proposed ADU regulations and how they could work practically.  To view the powerpoint, click on the link and open in power point.  Mike lays out [...]

Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) and Owner Accessory Units (OAUs

By |April 20th, 2018|Comments Off on Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) and Owner Accessory Units (OAUs

PLAN (Peoples League for Action Now) - Boulder County applauds and strongly supports City Council’s effort to broaden opportunities for the creation of Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) and Owner Accessory Units (OAUs) for the purpose [...]

PLAN (People’s League for Action Now)-Boulder County Affordable Housing Strategy

By |December 15th, 2017|Comments Off on PLAN (People’s League for Action Now)-Boulder County Affordable Housing Strategy

    December 15, 2017 PART I   INTRODUCTION The Problem: Boulder is the most expensive city in the region. With average single-family home prices near one million dollars, and many apartments renting for thousands of [...]

Hogan-Pancost

By |October 17th, 2017|Comments Off on Hogan-Pancost

October 14, 2017 Boulder City Council Dear Council members: PLAN-Boulder County urges you to deny the new annexation request for the Hogan-Pancost property that is now before you. The 6-1 vote of the Planning Board [...]

CU-South

By |May 22nd, 2017|Comments Off on CU-South

  Respected environmentalist Tim Hogan's letter to the newspaper, outlining the issues.   For many longtime residents of Boulder, the current proposal from the university requesting annexation, engineered flood mitigation, and additions to their housing [...]

Why More Density and Market Rate Housing Won’t Result in Lower Cost Housing in Boulder

By |May 8th, 2017|Comments Off on Why More Density and Market Rate Housing Won’t Result in Lower Cost Housing in Boulder

Subject: RE: Articles regarding Inclusionary Housing (This letter to the council member was publicly posted) Dear Jan Burton: Thanks for sharing these articles of various points of view that will certainly help us in wrestling with our [...]

Position on Comp Plan Update

By |April 10th, 2017|Comments Off on Position on Comp Plan Update

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 [...]

CU South – $22million for berm?

By |March 6th, 2017|Comments Off on CU South – $22million for berm?

  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 [...]

Position on Co-op Ordinance

By |January 4th, 2017|Comments Off on Position on Co-op Ordinance

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 [...]

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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 [...]

Affordable Housing Documents and Resources

By |February 25th, 2016|Comments Off on Affordable Housing Documents and Resources

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 [...]

Height Limit in Boulder Colorado

By |January 20th, 2015|Comments Off on Height Limit in Boulder Colorado

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 [...]

PLAN Policy Recommendations to City Council

By |January 20th, 2015|Comments Off on PLAN Policy Recommendations to City Council

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 [...]

Pearl Place Site Review

By |November 6th, 2014|Comments Off on Pearl Place Site Review

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 [...]

Boulder’s Future Development

By |September 16th, 2014|Comments Off on Boulder’s Future Development

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 [...]

Council Should Pause Growth

By |August 29th, 2014|Comments Off on Council Should Pause Growth

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/4"][callout type="left" button_icon="adjust" target="blank" title="Daily Camera" message="Council Should Pause Growth" button_text="Article" href="http://www.dailycamera.com/guest-opinions/ci_26425952/council-should-pause-growth"][/vc_column][vc_column width="3/4"][text_output]We are in the midst of a development binge. Many of us are seriously concerned. Is this rush to build hotels, luxury [...]

Council Should Pause Growth

By |August 29th, 2014|Comments Off on Council Should Pause Growth

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 [...]

Baseline Zero

By |January 16th, 2014|Comments Off on Baseline Zero

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 [...]

BOULDER VALLEY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

By |May 17th, 2013|Comments Off on BOULDER VALLEY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

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 [...]

GOSS-GROVE NEIGHBORHOOD

By |June 7th, 2011|Comments Off on GOSS-GROVE NEIGHBORHOOD

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 [...]

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