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Planning Board

The Planning Board reviews and approves certain site and use review applications, studies long-range planning matters including the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan and makes recommendations to City Council. It also serves as an advisory board to City Council on applications for annexation and rezoning.

The Planning Board generally meets on the first and third, and occasionally fourth, Thursday of each month at 6 p.m.  The board will meet either in the City Council Chambers, 1777 Broadway or hold the meeting Virtually.  The dates, times and locations are subject to change.


The Planning Board's Next Regular meeting will be on May 6th,
and it will be held virtually.  The meeting will begin at 6PM.

To join the meeting, click here: 

Passcode: 332967
Or Telephone: +1 253 215 8782
Webinar ID: 948 0313 0704



The Planning Board consists of seven members appointed by City Council, each to a five-year term. One member of Planning Board is appointed to attend the Landmarks Board, Design Advisory Board and Housing Advisory Board meetings to act as a non-voting or ex-officio member.

Planning Board Members

Name Term
David Ensign, CHAIR  March 2017 - March 2022
Peter Vitale, VICE CHAIR  March 2017 - March 2022
John Gerstle March 2018 - March 2023 
Lupita Montoya  March 2019 - March 2024
Sarah Silver March 2019 - March 2024
Lisa Smith March 2020 - March 2025
Jorge Boone March 2021 - March 2026


Agenda & Packet for Next Planning Board Meeting

A link to the webpage where the agenda and meeting packet may be found is in the right sidebar for computers and below for mobile devices and tablets. Or click on Agenda & Packet for Next Planning Board Meeting.   Packets are posted the Friday prior to each meeting.

For more information please call the Board Secretary, Cindy Spence at 303-441-1880, or  email the Planning Board.  Board packets can be made available at the Planning Department reception area, located at 1739 Broadway, third floor.

It is the City of Boulder's practice to provide more notice than is required by law whenever possible.  However, this practice shall not be used to invalidate any action taken with the minimum notice required by state law.

Watch Planning Board Meetings

Planning Board meetings are usually broadcast live on Comcast channel 8 and streamed lived on When virtual meetings are held, live viewing is available by using the web-based meeting link provided.  Recorded versions of live and virtual meetings will also be available online at Watch Board and Commission Meetings At times, Planning Board may meet at locations where there are no video facilities, and in those cases the audio recording of the meetings is available in the Planning Board Records Archive along with the meeting documents.

Speaking at Planning Board Meetings

Planning Board meetings are open to the public. When they are held in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building, 1777 Broadway, you may sign up to speak to Planning Board about city issues or any public hearing items that may be on the agenda that evening in person. Sign up with the Board Secretary the night of the meeting approximately 15 minutes before the start of the meeting. There is no online sign up for open comment. Each individual speaker will be given three (3) minutes to address Planning Board. For more detailed information, visit Speaking at Planning Board Meetings in Council Chambers pdf

At times, Planning Board meetings may be held VIRTUALLY. These meetings will still be open to the public, and you are welcome to speak to Planning Board about city issues or any public hearing items that may be on the agenda that evening. To the extent practical, any person who wants to attend the meeting will be added to the meeting and will be muted. Any person who wants to testify should inform the moderator. The moderator will unmute such person during the public hearing to testify for three (3) minutes. For more detailed  information, visit Speaking at Planning Board Meetings During Virtual Meetings pdf.

2021 Planning Board Meeting Dates

Jan. 7, 2021 - Meeting CANCELED  
Jan. 21, 2021 - VIRTUAL MEETING 01.21.2021 PB Agenda pdf
Feb. 4, 2021 -  VIRTUAL MEETING 02.04.2021 PB Agenda pdf
Feb. 18, 2021 - VIRTUAL MEETING 02.18.2021 PB Agenda pdf
Mar. 4, 2021 - VIRTUAL MEETING 03.04.2021 PB Agenda pdf
Mar. 18, 2021 - VIRTUAL MEETING  03.18.2021 PB Agenda pdf
Apr. 1. 2021 - VIRTUAL MEETING 04.01.2021 PB Agenda pdf
Apr. 5, 2021 - VIRTURAL MEETING - Joint PB/TAB Workshop  04.05.2021 PB/TAB Joint-Board Agenda pdf
Apr. 15, 2021 - VIRTUAL MEETING 04.15.2021 PB Agenda pdf
May 6, 2021 - VIRTUAL MEETING 05.06.2021 PB Agenda pdf
May 20, 2021 - VIRTUAL MEETING  
May 27, 2021 - Affordable Housing 101 with BHP - VIRTUAL MEETING   
June 3, 2021 - VIRTUAL MEETING  
June 10, 2021 - Retreat - VIRTUAL MEETING  
June 17, 2021 -  VIRTUAL MEETING  
July 1, 2021 - Meeting CANCELED  
July 15, 2021 -   
Aug. 5, 2021 -   
Aug. 19, 2021 -   
Sept. 2, 2021 -   
Sept. 16, 2021 - Meeting CANCELED - Yom Kippur Holiday  
Oct. 7, 2021 -   
Oct. 21, 2021 -   
Nov. 4, 2021 -   
Nov 18, 2021 -   
Dec. 2, 2021 -   
Dec. 16, 2021 -   


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