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Review the Adopted 2015 Plan

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The Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan (BVCP) Mid-Term Update is scheduled for 2020. 

The Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan (BVCP) mid-term update, a routine process to ensure the BVCP incorporates recent area plans and current maps, is scheduled to take place in 2020. The mid-term update reviews progress made against objectives identified in the last major plan update, provides an opportunity for the public to request changes to the plan that do not involve significant city and county resources and makes minor additions or clarifications to the policy section.

Visit the Mid-Term Update tab above for more information.


Current BVCP

The 2015 update to the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan pdf ( BVCP) is complete along with the 2017 Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA). pdf Many decision makers and members of the community provided input to this plan. Thank you!  As of July 26, 2017 all four approval bodies have adopted the 2015 Major Update to the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan.  As part of the  Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan Update  , a request has been made to change the Planning Area designation for the Knollwood and Spring Valley subdivisions. Click her to learn more. 

The 2015 Major Update Focus Areas include:                                                                               

  1. Housing Affordability and Diversity
  2. Growth – Balance of Future Jobs and Housing 
  3. Design Quality and Placemaking
  4. Resilience and Climate Commitment
  5. Subcommunities and Area Planning
  6. Arts and Culture
  7. Small Local Business

You can find more information about these focus areas in the following documents:

Summary of Key Changes pdf

BVCP Indicators pdf

Action Plan pdf

Adopted Plan 

Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan pdf

Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan (with track changes) pdf

Maps and Images:

Trail Map pdf

Area I,II, III Map pdf

Land Use Map pdf

Natural Ecosystems pdf



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