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The Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan is used by the City of Boulder and Boulder County to guide long-range planning, the review of development proposals and other activities that shape the built and natural environments in the Boulder Valley. The plan helps the community create and preserve a sustainable future for the Boulder Valley and a high quality of life.
Boulder County public hearing for land use requests: On Tuesday, Aug. 30, the Boulder County Board of Commissioners and Planning Commission will have a joint meeting to receive an update from staff and to take public testimony about the land use requests for properties in Boulder County. This testimony will be used when the commissions consider the requests in September.
The meeting starts at 4 p.m. in the Boulder County Courthouse, 1325 Pearl St. Visit the county's website for additional details, to sign up to speak or to watch the livestream or archived video. See the schedule for the land use requests for more information.
Policy updates and integration: Part of the update is making sure the next comp plan is aligned with other master plans and policies adopted during the past few years. Staff released a draft of the proposed changes on Aug. 24 after working with various advisory boards to receive their guidance. You can read the draft and give your opinion at an open house on Monday, Aug. 29, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 1820 15th St. or by emailing the comp plan team.
Community engagement: The City of Boulder will host an open house from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 29, to discuss potential changes to the policy chapters based on other approved city and county master plans and guidance from boards and commissions about emerging policy areas. It also is an opportunity to begin sharing research and analysis gathered to date that will be used to understand the benefits and tradeoffs of different planning scenarios. A draft of the potential changes will be available in advance of the meeting.
The event at the First Presbyterian Church, 1820 15th St., is followed by a joint meeting of city boards scheduled from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Still to come: For the rest of the summer and into the fall, this website will be updated with information about ways to engage, meeting dates, reports and analysis. Keep checking back or stay up to date with the weekly planning newsletter.
City of Boulder Open House
Monday, Aug. 29 ● 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. ● First Presbyterian Church, 1820 15th St.
City of Boulder joint board meeting
Monday, Aug. 29 ● 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. ● First Presbyterian Church, 1820 15th St.
Boulder County Commissioners and Planning Commission joint meeting
Tuesday, Aug. 30 ● 4 p.m. ● Commissioners Hearing Room, Boulder County Courthouse, 1325 Pearl St.
City Council study session
Tuesday, Sept. 13 ● 6 p.m. ● City Council Chambers, Municipal Building, 1777 Broadway
Wednesday, Sept. 21 ● Noon ● 1777 West Conference Room, Municipal Building, 1777 Broadway
Learn more about the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan, which the City of Boulder and Boulder County use to guide long-range planning and help preserve the built and natural environments in the Boulder Valley. Read how the plan helps the community create and preserve a sustainable future and a high quality of life on the about the plan page.
The Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan update is the community's chance to shape the Boulder Valley's future. Learn more about upcoming meetings, community events and ways to engage in the process, plus check out the results from the survey and focus groups and summaries of the listening sessions and the Boulder 2030 kickoff on the get involved page.
Explore interactive "story maps," dig in to the community trends reports, see demographic projections, read about how Boulder's neighborhoods changed over time and watch videos on the key resources and maps page.