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.

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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


By |May 24th, 2011|Comments Off on AREA III PLANNING RESERVE

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 [...]


By |May 17th, 2011|Comments Off on CITY OF BOULDER CHARTER AMENDMENTS

The following letter was sent by PBC Co-chair Pat Shanks, on his own behalf, to the Boulder City Council on May 17, 2011. Dear City Council Members-   I am speaking for myself and am [...]


By |October 12th, 2010|Comments Off on AREA III PLANNING RESERVE

To the Members of the Boulder City Council: The intent of the procedure for the expansion of the Area II-Service Area into the Area III-Planning Reserve is to ensure that decisions about changes to the [...]

Does Dense Make Sense

By |July 1st, 2010|Comments Off on Does Dense Make Sense

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 [...]

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