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Summary of Previous Planning Board Decisions

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November 5, 2020

A.  AGENDA TITLE: Public hearing and consideration of a request to determine if the restaurant use River and Woods, located at 2328 Pearl St., is in compliance with its development agreement executed for Nonconforming Use Review LUR2015-00087. This request is considered pursuant to Section 9-2-11, “Compliance With Development Agreement,” B.R.C. 1981. (case LUR2020-00041.

On a motion by S. Silver seconded by H. Zuckerman the Planning Board voted 7-0 to find that the conditions of the development agreement for approval #LUR2015-00087 have not been met, adopting the staff memorandum and its attachments as findings of fact.

On a motion by S. Silver seconded by D. Ensign the Planning Board voted 6-1 (J. Gerstle opposed) imposes the following additional conditions to carry out the purposes of the original approval with the following recommended conditions:

  1. There shall be no amplified sound in the backyard outdoor area except as specified below.
  2. Live music performances in the backyard outdoor area shall be limited to unamplified or amplified acoustic instruments and vocals, no more than three days per week (which would constitute “periodic” music as stated in the previously approved management plan), and no more than a total of three hours per day. The live music shall end no later than 9:00 p.m.
  3. Pre-recorded music during operation hours will be allowed but must be shut off no later than 9:00 p.m.
  4. The site design and the restaurant operation shall be consistent per the approved plans for the use, except that the current site plan may be temporarily operated pursuant to a permit approved under COVID-19 emergency orders.

 

B.  AGENDA TITLE: Public hearing and Planning Board consideration of a motion to amend the North Boulder Subcommunity Plan (NBSP) by adoption of a refined streetscape plan for North Broadway in the commercial area to reflect direction recommended in the public process for the North Broadway Reconstruction Project.

On a motion by J. Gerstle seconded by L. Montoya the Planning Board voted 7-0 to amend the North Boulder Subcommunity Plan (NBSP) by adoption of a refined streetscape plan for North Broadway in the commercial area to reflect the direction recommended in the public process for the North Broadway Reconstruction Project.

 

October 22, 2020

A.  AGENDA TITLE:  CONCEPT PLAN REVIEW for redevelopment of the property located at 1820 15th Street, Grace Commons Church (formerly known as First Presbyterian Church) for an addition to the existing church campus along with the redevelopment of the site referred as the church “annex” located at 1603 Walnut Street. Proposed on the main church campus is demolition of an existing addition and construction of new building area for a total of approximately 104,873 square feet on the campus. Planned uses include assembly and recreation space, along with meeting rooms, with building height up to 49 feet. Proposed at the annex property at 1603 Walnut Street is a new four-story, 55-foot tall mixed use building with ground floor non-residential uses including church assembly space, a small café, and ground floor parking, along with 30 permanently affordable residential units on the second and third floors, and an event space and deck on the fourth floor. Reviewed under case LUR2020-00033.

Since this is a Concept Review, no action is required on behalf of the Planning Board.

 

September 24, 2020

A.  AGENDA TITLE:  Public hearing and consideration of a Site Review Amendment to the Twenty Ninth Street Shopping Center to adaptively reuse and redesign the existing Macy’s department store located at 1900 28th Street in the Business – Regional 1 (BR-1) zoning district as an office and retail building; reviewed under case no. LUR2018-00075. The proposal requires review by Planning Board because it includes a modification to the principal building height and the applicant has requested Vested Rights.

On a motion by D. Ensign seconded by H. Zuckerman the Planning Board voted 4-3 (J. Gerstle, S. Silver, L. Montoya opposed) to approve Site Review case no. LUR2018-00075 incorporating the staff memorandum and the attached Site Review Criteria Checklist as findings of fact, and subject to the conditions of approval recommended in the staff memorandum.

 

September 3, 2020

A.  AGENDA TITLE: Public hearing and consideration of a Site Review to redevelop the 9,833 square-foot (0.225 acre) property at 1629 17th Street with six attached dwelling units in the RH-2 (Residential – High 2) zoning district (LUR2018-00034).

On a motion by D. Ensign seconded by J. Gerstle the Planning Board voted 6-0 (L. Montoya absent) to approve Site Review case no. LUR2018-00034 incorporating the staff memorandum and the attached Site Review Criteria Checklist as findings of fact, and subject to the conditions of approval recommended in the staff memorandum.

 

August 27, 2020

A.  AGENDA TITLE: Public hearing and consideration of a Site Review application (case LUR2020 ‑00008) for the redevelopment of the site located at 2400 and 2450 Central Avenue with an approximately 144,500 square foot, two story office building within the Flatiron Industrial Business Park and Industrial General (IG) Zoning District. The proposal also includes parking, landscaping, and access improvements for other adjacent and commonly owned properties of 2300, 2465, 2545, 2590, and 5797 Central Avenue. A seven percent parking reduction is requested.

On a motion by D. Ensign seconded by J. Gerstle the Planning Board voted 7-0 to approve Site Review case no. LUR2020-00008 incorporating the staff memorandum and the attached Site Review Criteria Checklist as findings of fact, and subject to the conditions of approval recommended in the staff memorandum.

 

B.  AGENDA TITLE: Public hearing and recommendation to City Council on an ordinance that proposes amendments to the city’s land use code to fix mistakes, clarify existing code sections, update graphics, and improve the readability of the code.

On a motion by S. Silver seconded by L. Smith the Planning Board voted 7-0 to recommend that City Council adopt Ordinance 8409, that proposes to amend Title 9, “Land Use Code, and Section 2-3-12, “Board of Zoning Adjustment and Building Appeals,” B.R.C.1981, to clean up and clarify the Land Use Code and related code sections.

On a motion by S. Silver seconded by H. Zuckerman the Planning Board voted 7-0 motion to further recommend to City Council to consider in the future a substantial change to the public notification requirements for development review processes 9-4-3(a) Table 4-2 to include all residents within 600 feet of subject property.

 

August 20, 2020

A.  AGENDA TITLE: Public hearing and consideration of a recommendation to City Council on the proposed 2021-2026 Capital Improvement Program (CIP).

On a motion by H. Zuckerman seconded by L. Smith the Planning Board voted 7-0 to recommend to City Council the 2021-2026 proposed Capital Improvement Program (CIP), including the list of CIP projects to undergo a Community and Environmental Assessment Process, as outlined in the staff memorandum. Furthermore, in light of diversity being a core value and a sustainability principle in the Comp Plan, which Plan also contains policies promoting inclusiveness, resilience, environmental purchasing, and sustainable business practices that call for purchasing of local products and services, Planning Board recommends that City Council explore Code and other legislative changes to encourage procurement from and contracting with local businesses, minority owned businesses, women owned businesses, and disadvantaged business enterprises.


B.  AGENDA TITLE: Public hearing and Planning Board consideration of the following items relating to the 2.84-acre property at 4540 Broadway (North Boulder Branch Library):

1)  Consideration of a Site Review application to develop the site with a 13,010 square foot public branch library, including an east-west street connection between 13th and 14th Streets, surface parking lot with 30 spaces, and associated site improvements (#LUR2019-00043).

2)  Consideration of a Use Review application for a governmental facility (public library) on the site, which requires Use Review approval to operate in the BMS, RM-2, and MU-2 zone districts (#LUR2019 00048).

On a motion by D. Ensign seconded by L. Montoya the Planning Board voted 7-0 to approve Site Review case no. LUR2019-00043 and Use Review case no. LUR2019-00048, incorporating the staff memorandum and the attached criteria checklists as findings of fact, and subject to the conditions of approval recommended in the staff memorandum.


 

July 30, 2020

A.  AGENDA TITLE: Public hearing and consideration of the 2150 Folsom Subdivision (TEC2020-00009): Final Plat to combine an existing lot, tracts, and vacated alley right-of-way into one lot 27,506 square-foot lot and dedicate easements.

On a motion by D. Ensign seconded by H. Zuckerman the Planning Board voted 7-0 to approve Technical Document Review case no. TEC2020-00009 incorporating the staff memorandum and the attached Review Criteria Checklist found in Attachment B as findings of fact, and subject to the recommended condition of approval and taking into account the correction as described during the presentation tonight with regard to parcel ownership.

 

B.  AGENDA TITLE: Public hearing and consideration of a Site Review application (case no. LUR2019‑00058) for the redevelopment of the properties at 1750 15th St. and 1680 Canyon Blvd. with a 148,820 square foot three-story mixed-use building containing 14,048 square feet of commercial space on the first floor and 147 residential units on the garden, first, second, and third levels. Development includes one level of underground parking with 102 vehicular and 27 moped/motorcycle parking spaces.

On a motion by S. Silver seconded by J. Gerstle the Planning Board voted 7-0 to approve Site Review case no. LUR2019-00058 incorporating the staff memorandum and the attached Site Review Criteria Checklist as findings of fact, and subject to the conditions of approval recommended in the staff memorandum, with the following language to replace Condition #8:

The Applicant shall establish an Alternative Transportation Fund which, every year, shall provide funds of no less than $50 per dwelling unit for the 147 dwelling units in the new building to support transportation alternatives to the single-occupant vehicle.  The dollar amount set forth in the foregoing sentence shall be adjusted on the first day of every fourth year in accordance with any increase in the United States Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics final consumer price index for the Denver-Boulder consolidated metropolitan statistical area for the preceding calendar year. Prior to issuance of a certificate of occupancy for the new building, and upon every quadrennial adjustment to ensure that the Fund continues to support transportation alternatives to the single-occupant vehicle, the Applicant shall submit a plan for the management of the fund, subject to review and approval of the City Manager.

 

July 16, 2020
 

A.  AGENDA TITLE: Public hearing and consideration of the following requests related to a site at 5600 Airport Blvd.:

1)  Recommendation on an application to annex a 4.87-acre parcel at 0 Airport Blvd. and a 1.03-acre parcel at 0 Valmont Drive with initial zoning designations of Industrial General (IG) and Public (P) (LUR2018-00059).

2)  Site Review for the construction of a 111,645 square foot research office and laboratory building on an existing industrial campus. The building would be 3 stories and 45-feet in height. Two hundred thirty-one parking spaces to be provided in surface parking and on an elevated parking deck (LUR2018‑00060).

On a motion by J. Gerstle seconded by L. Smith the Planning Board voted 7-0 to recommend to City Council approval of the proposed annexation with initial zoning of Industrial General (IG) and Public (P) for 0 Airport Blvd. and 0 Valmont Dr. pertaining to case number LUR2018-00059, incorporating this staff memorandum as findings of fact, subject to the recommended conditions of approval for the annexation as provided for in the draft annexation agreement forwarded to the Board on July 16, 2020.

On a motion by L. Smith seconded by D. Ensign the Planning Board voted 7-0 to approve Site Review case number LUR2018-00060 incorporating the staff memorandum and the attached Site Review Criteria Checklist as findings of fact, and subject to the conditions of approval recommended in the staff memorandum.

 

June 25, 2020

A.  AGENDA TITLE: Public hearing and consideration of a Site Review to redevelop the properties at 1727 and 1737 Pearl Street with a 28,222 square foot three-story mixed-use building containing 9,439 square feet of commercial space on the first floor and 14 residential units on the second and third floors (case no. LUR2018-00073). Development includes one level of underground parking with 14 vehicular parking spaces.

On a motion by D. Ensign seconded by H. Zuckerman the Planning Board voted 5-2 (S. Silver, J. Gerstle opposed) to approve Site Review case no. LUR2018-00073 incorporating the staff memorandum and the attached Site Review Criteria Checklist as findings of fact, and subject to the conditions of approval recommended in the staff memorandum.

 

June 18, 2020

A.  AGENDA TITLE: CONCEPT PLAN REVIEW AND COMMENT: Request for citizen, staff, and Planning Board input on a proposal to redevelop the property at 3485 Stanford Court to include 60 permanently affordable apartments for seniors (age 55+) and maintain the existing childcare facility on site. Case number LUR2020-00019.

Since this is a Concept Review, no action is required on behalf of the Planning Board.

 

June 4, 2020

A.  AGENDA TITLE: CONCEPT PLAN REVIEW CONCEPT PLAN REVIEW for an approximately 5.5-acre property at 5691 South Boulder Road in advance of a future annexation application.  The concept is illustrated with four new single-family lots and remodeling of an existing single-family home at the east end of the site. Reviewed under case no. LUR2020-00014.

Since this is a Concept Review, no action is required on behalf of the Planning Board.

 

B.  AGENDA TITLE: CONCEPT PLAN REVIEW for property located at 2727 29th Street. Proposed concept plan for a new 100% on-site permanently affordable housing development, consisting of 100 attached dwelling units (mix of unit sizes will range from studio to 2-bedroom), with on-site leasing office and small community space.  Reviewed under case no. LUR2020-00011.

Since this is a Concept Review, no action is required on behalf of the Planning Board.

 

May 28, 2020

A.  AGENDA TITLE: Public Hearing and motion on the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan (BVCP) Mid-Term Update screening process for amendments to the plan from members of the community and staff-initiated amendments to receive further consideration.

On a motion by D. Ensign, seconded by S. Silver, the Planning Board voted 7-0 to further consider and analyze the following land use map amendments proposed by members of the public for Area I properties: 

  • 1590 Hillside Road and adjacent properties – (request #2)
  • 3015-3055 47th Street (request #5) and consider a designation that would allow expansion of uses beyond existing
  • 1345 S. Broadway (request #7) and consider the opportunity for mixed use given the parcel’s proximity to public schools and gateway to South Boulder

On a motion by D. Ensign, seconded by H. Zuckerman, the Planning Board voted 7-0 to conduct further analysis of the amendments outlined by staff in this memo that reflect recent adopted policy direction and including the Gunbarrel Odell Road proposal for affordable housing.

On a motion by D. Ensign, seconded by H. Zuckerman, the Planning Board voted 7-0 to recommend that City Council prioritize the following work items on the City Planning Department work plan: 

1) Implement a Neighborhood Infill Pilot Project as outlined in the 2015 Major Update to the BVCP as a near-term project,

2) Prioritize TVAP Phase 2,

3) Prioritize Gunbarrel Subcommunity Planning,

4) Prioritize Diagonal Plaza Area Planning.

 

May 21, 2020

A.  AGENDA TITLE: CONCEPT PLAN REVIEW AND COMMENT: Request for citizen, staff, and Planning Board input on a proposal to develop three vacant lots at 4775 and 4649 Spine Road totaling 9.8 acres with a new residential development with 268 residential units in ten buildings. The development is proposed to include 25 percent permanently affordable housing (68 units) on the southernmost lot. Proposed residential units consist of studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and three-bedroom apartments. Case number LUR2020-00003.

On a motion by D. Ensign, seconded by S. Silver, the Planning Board voted 7-0 that the notice defect does not impair surrounding property owner’s ability to participate in the public review process.

Since this is a Concept Review, no action is required on behalf of the Planning Board.

 

B.  AGENDA TITLE: Public Hearing and motion on the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan (BVCP) Mid-Term Update screening process for amendments to the plan from members of the community and staff-initiated amendments to receive further consideration.

On a motion by H. Zuckerman, seconded by J. Gerstle, the Planning Board voted 7-0 to continue Item 5B until the next Planning Board meeting on May 28, 2020.

 

May 7, 2020

A.  AGENDA TITLE: Public hearing and consideration of a Use Review for the expansion of an existing daycare use (“Children's Alley”) at 2222 14th Street within the Residential - Mixed 1 (RMX-1) district. The proposal is to convert office space into two additional classrooms and larger kitchen. The hours of operation will remain the same, but the number of employees and children will increase to a maximum of 23 employees and 49 children. Case no. LUR2020-00017.

On a motion by J. Gerstle seconded by L. Smith the Planning Board voted 6-0 (S. Silver recused) to approve Land Use Review no. LUR2020-00017 incorporating the staff memorandum as findings of fact and subject to the recommended conditions of approval.

 

February 27, 2020

A.  AGENDA TITLE: Public hearing and Planning Board recommendation to the city manager on a request for occupancy higher than 12 persons for an existing not-for-profit permanently affordable cooperative housing unit (“Ingram Court Community Housing”) at 4662 Ingram Court. The proposed occupancy for the property is 16 persons. Case no. CHL2019-00004.

On a motion by D. Ensign seconded by B. Bowen the Planning Board voted 7-0 to recommend to the city manager to authorize an occupancy of 16 persons at the Ingram Court Community Housing cooperative housing unit, incorporating this staff memorandum as findings of fact.

 

B.  AGENDA TITLE: CONCEPT PLAN & REVIEW for a redevelopment of the property located at 1313 Broadway. Proposed is a 198-room hotel along with ground floor retail, co-working office space, plaza space and below grade parking within the University Hill Business District. Reviewed under case no. LUR2020-00004.

Since this is a Concept Review, no action is required on behalf of the Planning Board.

 

February 6, 2020

A.  AGENDA TITLE: Public Hearing and Recommendation to City Council for Acceptance of the Boulder Fire-Rescue Master Plan and Action on the Proposed Amendment to the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan (BVCP) Boulder Fire-Rescue Master Plan Summary.

On a motion by B. Bowen seconded by H. Zuckerman the Planning Board voted 6-0 (L. Montoya absent) to recommend to City Council acceptance of the Boulder Fire-Rescue Master Plan.

Friendly amendment by H. Zuckerman to add policy language that celebrates the diversity of BFR’s workforce and commits to maintaining a commitment to such diversity. B. Bowen accepted. The board voted 6-0 (L. Montoya absent).

On a motion by B. Bowen seconded by H. Zuckerman the Planning Board voted 6-0 (L. Montoya absent) to approve of the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan, Boulder Fire-Rescue Master Plan Summary.

On a motion by S. Silver seconded by B. Bowen to recommend City Council approve this plan and support the action plan and vision plan. 5-1 (J. Gerstle opposed, L. Montoya absent).

 

January 23, 2020

A.  AGENDA TITLE:  Public hearing and consideration of a recommendation to city council regarding amendments to the medium density overlay zone.

On a motion by H. Zuckerman seconded by B. Bowen the Planning Board voted 6-1 (J. Gerstle opposed) to recommend to city council elimination of the medium density overlay zone from the University Hill area.

 

December 5, 2019

A.  AGENDA TITLE:  CONCEPT PLAN & REVIEW for a redevelopment of the site at 2400 and 2450 Central. Proposed is a new office building along with improved internal connectivity between the contiguously owned properties of 2300, 2400, 2450, 2465, 2545, 2590 and 5797 Central Avenue along with the addition of bicycle parking, adjustments to exiting parking, and improvements to drainage, water quality, lighting and landscaping. No modifications to the land use code are requested.  Reviewed under case no. LUR2019-00061.

Since this is a Concept Review, no action is required on behalf of the Planning Board.

 

November 21, 2019

A.  CONTINUATION ITEM:  Continuation from November 7, 2019, Planning Board meeting: Consideration of a Site and Use Review (LUR2019-00042) proposal to eliminate an existing residential use and establish a restaurant, “Snarf’s Sandwiches,” use at 1852 Arapahoe Avenue.  The total square footage of the tenant space is 2,275 square feet with 60 interior seats and 12 exterior seats on the 215 square foot outdoor patio.  The proposal includes the consideration of a 65% parking reduction for 7 spaces where 20 are required.

On a motion by D. Ensign seconded by L. Montoya the Planning Board voted 7-0 to approve the Site and Use Reviews under case no. LUR2019-00042, subject to the recommended conditions of approval found in the November 21, 2019 staff memorandum and adopting the Findings of Fact incorporated into the November 21, 2019 staff memorandum and adding an additional condition that outdoor music be stopped at 9:00 p.m. as part of the Good Neighbor Plan.

 

B.  AGENDA TITLE: Public hearing and recommendation to City Council on an ordinance amending Title 9, “Land Use Code”, to clarify Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) standards, including ADU occupancy standards, and to update the roof-pitch standards for detached ADUs greater than 20 feet and up to 25 feet in height to allow the conversion of existing accessory buildings to ADUs.

On a motion by B. Bowen seconded by H. Zuckerman the Planning Board voted 7-0 to recommend that City Council approve an ordinance, as generally shown in Attachment A, to update the ADU standards.

Friendly amendment by H. Zuckerman to further recommend the following additional changes:

  1. To remove the architectural design standard for the detached accessory dwelling units found in 9-6-3 (a)(3)(C)(iii)(c);
  2. Changing 9-8-5 (d) to include “and their accessory dwelling units, if any” after “All such dwelling units…”;
  3. Add a provision that states “Notwithstanding owner occupancy requirements elsewhere in the code, cooperative housing units may have ADUs”; and
  4. All the residents of a cooperative housing unit with an ADU in both the cooperative housing unit and the accessory dwelling unit need to be members of that cooperative.  

B. Bowen accepted.   The board voted 7-0.

On a motion by J. Gerstle, seconded by H. Zuckerman, the Planning Board voted 7-0 to recommend that consideration be taken that the potential abuse of ADUs in Boulder to be turned into condominiums and effective subdivisions be studied and considered. 

 

November 7, 2019

A.  AGENDA TITLE: Public hearing and consideration of a Site and Use Review (LUR2019-00042) proposal to eliminate an existing residential use and establish a restaurant, “Snarf’s Sandwiches”, use at 1852 Arapahoe Avenue. The total square footage of the tenant space is 2,275 square feet with 60 interior seats and 12 exterior seats on the 215 square foot outdoor patio. The proposal includes the consideration of a 65% parking reduction for 7 spaces where 20 are required.

On a motion by B. Bowen, seconded by D. Ensign, the Planning Board voted 7-0 to continue LUR2019-00042 Site Use Review for 1852 Arapahoe Avenue until the next Planning Board meeting on November 21, 2019.

 

B,  AGENDA TITLE: Public hearing to consider a recommendation to City Council to update Chapter 2 and some sidewalk/ramp standard details of the City of Boulder Design and Construction Standards.

On a motion by B. Bowen, seconded by H. Zuckerman, the Planning Board voted 7-0 to recommend approval of the proposed revisions to the DCS to the City Council.

Friendly amendment by H. Zuckerman to further recommend that City Council consider increasing minimum sidewalk widths in general and, in particular, increasing the Residential Street Sidewalk width (found in Table 2-13: Residential Design Standards) from 4’ to 5’.  Under Section 2.09 (C)(2)(a), the criteria for alternative design, Planning Board recommends that it be amended to read “Streets shall be designed with due attention to building spacing and setbacks, green spaces, attractive materials, plantings and landscaping, as well as pedestrian safety, utility, multimodal use and walkability, and alternative designs.” B. Bowen accepted. The board voted 7-0.

On a motion by B. Bowen, seconded by S. Silver, the Planning Board voted 7-0 to recommend to City Council to consider the “Twenty is Plenty” movement and to reduce the speed limit within the city limits from 25 mph to 20 mph.

 

October 17, 2019

A.  AGENDA TITLE: Public hearing and consideration of a Use Review to allow “personal service” and “professional office” uses within an existing, approximately 3,704 square-foot office building at 954 North Street within the RH-5 (Residential – High 5) zoning district. This proposal is to allow personal services uses in addition to the existing professional offices currently in the building and is reviewed under case no. LUR2019-00025.

On a motion by P. Vitale seconded by H. Zuckerman the Planning Board voted 5-0 (D. Ensign, L. Montoya absent) to approve Land Use Review No. LUR2019-00025 incorporating the staff memorandum and the attached analysis of use review criteria as findings of fact and subject to the recommended conditions of approval.

 

B.  AGEND TITLE: Public hearing and consideration of a Site Review to redevelop a 1.6-acre property at 1665 33rd Street with a congregate care facility with 106 permanently affordable residential units (100 one-bedroom units and 6 two-bedroom units) (case no. LUR2018-00050). The proposed development includes common dining, social, and recreational features and the provision of social services for residents. The proposal requires review by Planning Board for request for an increase in maximum allowable building height.

On a motion by P. Vitale seconded by J. Gerstle the Planning Board voted 5-0 (D. Ensign, L. Montoya absent) to approve Site Review case no. LUR2018-00050 incorporating the staff memorandum and the attached Site Review Criteria Checklist as findings of fact, and subject to the conditions of approval recommended in the staff memorandum.

 

C.  AGENDA TITLE: Public hearing and consideration of a recommendation to the City Council regarding a proposed ordinance amending Title 10, “Structures,” B.R.C. 1981 by adopting and modifying international codes regarding property maintenance, rental licenses, building, electrical, energy conservation, commercial and industrial energy efficiency, fire, wildland, mechanical, fuel gas, and plumbing; adopting the 2020 City of Boulder Energy Conservation Code; and setting forth related details.

On a motion by H. Zuckerman seconded by B. Bowen the Planning Board voted 5-0 (D. Ensign, L. Montoya absent) to recommends approvals of proposed amendments to BRC 1981, Title 10, including adoption of the 2018 International Building Codes and the 2020 City of boulder Energy Conservation Code. Planning Board further recommends the following changes related to tiny homes:

  1. That BRC 1981, 9-13-5 Livability Standards, under the Inclusionary Housing chapter of the Code, be amended such that dwelling units that are permitted under Residential Code Appendix Q, Tiny Houses, and which are also permanently affordable under the City’s IH program, not be required to meet all of the Livability Standards; and
  1. That the Tiny Houses code be modified to require that tiny houses be set on fixed foundations and be served by fixed utilities.

 

October 3, 2019 

A.  AGENDA TITLE: Public hearing to consider Form-Based Code (FBC) Review application no. LUR2019-00028 for the second sequence of redevelopment for the 30Pearl site located generally at 3001 Pearl Parkway on the former Pollard Motors Company site. Application includes eight total buildings:  three mixed use buildings referred to as 1A, 1B and 1C with a combined 76 dwelling units and first floor non-residential retail or restaurant uses, below grade parking; attached residential buildings 3A and 3B with 62 dwelling units; two townhome buildings A and B with 10 dwelling units total; and residential building 4N with 29 dwelling units. Also proposed is a 0.52-acre city pocket park.  The initial sequence of redevelopment for the property, with 120 permanently affordable residential units, was approved under a separate Form Based Code review in April 2019.

On a motion by H. Zuckerman and seconded by D. Ensign the Planning Board voted 6-0 (B. Bowen recused) to approve Form-Based Code Review application no. LUR2019-00028, adopting the staff memorandum with attachments as findings of fact and subject to the conditions of approval recommended in the staff memorandum.

 

September 24, 2019 - Joint Meeting with City Council

A.  AGENDA ITEM: Consideration of a motion to adopt the Alpine-Balsam Area Plan. Planning Board will deliberate and consider a motion for adoption following the public hearing on September 24. City Council will deliberate and consider a motion for adoption on October 1.

On a motion by H. Zuckerman seconded by P. Vitale the Planning Board voted 5-0 (J. Gerstle, D. Ensign absent) to adopt the Alpine-Balsam Ara Plan included in Attachment A.

 

September 19, 2019

A.  AGENDA TITLE: Public hearing and recommendation to City Council on an ordinance amending Title 9, “Land Use Code” to include new Site Review criteria related to community benefit and requests for additional height, consistent with the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan goals and policies for enhanced community benefit.

Planning Board supports the concept embodied in the staff-recommended ordinance that proposes to amend the Land Use Code by establishing a new community benefits program housed largely within the Site Review criteria to promote affordable housing in Boulder.  That notwithstanding Planning Board believes that there are additional changes that are required to make the proposed ordinance more conforming to the Comp Plan and therefore recommends that Council consider certain additional ideas.

On a motion by B. Bowen seconded by H. Zuckerman the Planning Board voted 3-1 (D. Ensign, J. Gerstle, P. Vitale absent, L. Montoya opposed) to recommend that City Council consider the following as a part of Phase 1 of the Community Benefit project: 

  • To consider developing separate regulations and incentives outside of Site Review to encourage affordable housing projects, which incentives may include prescriptive density and intensity increases, increased height, discounted fees, expedited review, appropriate parking requirements;
  • Should include prescriptive density and intensity increases tied to affordability (as called for in the BVCP Section 1.11 Enhanced Community Benefit), and consider discretionary height modifications through revised Site Review criteria; 
  • Consider discounting city fees to support affordable housing projects and establishing an expedited approval process; 
  • Consider adjusting the dwelling units per acre calculations for affordable housing projects so that they do not disincentivize smaller units and create a broader diversity of unit types and more de facto affordability;
  • Separate from suggestions specific to affordable housing projects, Planning Board asks that City Council also consider modifying the height calculation to allow floor area required to access roof decks by stair or elevator and treat roof decks like pitched roofs are being treated in the proposed ordinance; and
  • Maintain a sunset date for Appendix J and prioritize the work required to consider where height makes sense in the City, which includes robust community engagement.

 

September 5, 2019

A.  AGENDA ITEM: Public hearing and consideration of the following requests related to a 6.3-acre property at 4475 Broadway (Ponderosa Mobile Home Park):

  1. Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan (BVCP) land use map designation change from Manufactured Housing and Open Space, Other to Medium Density Residential (#LUR2019-00014); 
  2. Recommendation on an application for Annexation of the property with an initial zoning of Residential Medium – 2 (RM-2) (#LUR2019-00016); and
  3. Site Review for the phased installation of utility and transportation infrastructure and construction of 12 new residential units along the western edge of the property (currently vacant). The site review would allow existing mobile homes to remain but would permit the replacement of mobile homes with fixed foundation homes. The long-term concept (10+ years) includes 73 permanently affordable residential units on fixed foundations. New homes are proposed as primarily single-family and duplex homes, with some carriage houses, triplexes, fourplexes, and townhomes (#LUR2019-00015).

On a motion by S. Silver seconded by L. Montoya the Planning Board voted 6-0 (B. Bowen recused) to approve case no. LUR2019-00014, a Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan (BVCP) land use map designation change for the property at 4475 Broadway from Manufactured Housing and Open Space, Other to Medium Density Residential.

On a motion by L. Montoya seconded by S. Silver the Planning Board voted 6-0 (B. Bowen recused) to recommend to City Council approval of the proposed annexation with initial zoning of Residential-Medium 2 (RL-2) for 4475 Broadway pertaining to case number LUR2019-00016, incorporating this staff memorandum as findings of fact, subject to the recommended conditions of approval for the annexation as provided for in the memorandum of understanding in Attachment C.

On a motion by P. Vitale seconded by D. Ensign the Planning Board voted 6-0 (B. Bowen recused) to approve Site Review case no. LUR2019-00015 incorporating the staff memorandum and the attached Site Review Criteria Checklist as findings of fact, and subject to the conditions of approval recommended in the staff memorandum.

 

August 22, 2019

 

A.  AGENDA TITLE: Public hearing and consideration of a Site and Use Review (LUR2019-00042) proposal to eliminate an existing residential use and establish a restaurant, “Snarf’s Sandwiches”, use at 1852 Arapahoe Avenue. The total square footage of the tenant space is 2,275 square feet with 60 interior seats and 12 exterior seats on the 215 square foot outdoor patio. The proposal includes the consideration of a 65% parking reduction for 7 spaces where 20 are required.

      ITEM 5A REQUESTED CONTINUATION BY APPLICANT 48 HOURS PRIOR TO MEETING

 

B.  AGENDA TITLE: Public hearing and recommendation to City Council on an ordinance amending Title 9, “Land Use Code” to conditionally allow one additional Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) per lot in the Residential Estate (RE) and Residential Rural (RR) zoning districts, and to conditionally allow the conversion of existing detached dwelling units into duplex or triplex units within the Residential Estate and Residential Rural zoning districts, consistent with the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan (BVCP) goals and policies for increased housing diversity, affordability and capacity, and energy efficient land use.

On a motion by D. Ensign to recommend approval of the draft ordinance found in Attachment A, an ordinance amending Title 9, “Land Use Code” to conditionally allow one additional Accessory Dwelling Unit per lot in the Residential Estate (RE) and Residential Rural (RR) zoning districts, and to conditionally allow the conversion of existing detached dwelling units into duplex or triplex units within the Residential Estate and Residential Rural zoning districts, consistent with the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan (BVCP) goals and policies for increased housing diversity, affordability and capacity, and the energy efficient land use. Motion failed for lack of a second.

On a motion by L. Montoya seconded by B. Bowen the Planning Board voted 6-0 (S. Silver absent) to recommend to City Council the following:

  1. Focus on big houses and enact an ordinance that more directly deals with the problem of big houses;
  2. To work with the community involved to come with a plan to obtain their buy-in from the beginning;
  3. To get all the definitions and language clear so that all stakeholders understand the meaning; and
  4. The Planning Board further recommends that staff engage in Phase 2 planning and create more consistency with the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan (BVCP) goals and policies for increased housing diversity, affordability and capacity, and the energy efficient land use through attractive and creative options city-wide such as exploring pocket neighborhoods and small neighborhoods for in-commercial nodes as already provided in the Comprehensive Plan.

 

C.  AGENDA TITLE: Public Hearing and Recommendation to City Council for Acceptance of the Transportation Master Plan (TMP) and Action on the Proposed Amendment to the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan (BVCP) Transportation Master Plan Summary

On a motion by D. Ensign seconded by B. Bowen the Planning Board voted 6-0 (S. Silver absent) to recommend to City Council for acceptance of the Transportation Master Plan Update

On a motion by H. Zuckerman, seconded by P. Vitale, the Planning Board voted 6-0 (S. Silver absent) to approve of the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan, Transportation Master Plan summary.

 

August 15, 2019

A.  AGENDA TITLE: Public hearing and consideration of a recommendation to City Council on the proposed 2020-2025 Capital Improvement Program (CIP).

On a motion by B. Bowen seconded by H. Zuckerman the Planning Board voted 6-0 (P. Vitale absent) to recommend to City Council the 2020-2025 proposed Capital Improvement Program (CIP), including the list of CIP projects to undergo a Community and Environmental Assessment Process, as outlined in the staff memorandum.

Friendly amendment by H. Zuckerman to recommend that City Council develop guidelines for CIP expenditures to encourage procurement from and contracting with local businesses, minority owned businesses, women owned businesses, and disadvantaged business enterprises so as to ensure that the CIP better complies with the Comp Plan, which contains policies promoting diversity, resilience, environmental purchasing, and sustainable business practices that call for purchasing of local products and services. B. Bowen accepted. The board voted 6-0 (P. Vitale absent)

Friendly amendment by J. Gerstle to recommend that the CEAP process be used in connection with future capital investment plan efforts and other decisions by the city on capital investment to ensure that we get the most appropriate alternative as intended for signature projects. B. Bowen did not accept.  

Motion by J. Gerstle to recommend a formal consideration of the CEAP process to ensure that it is used in appropriate places for capital investment decisions. The Planning Board voted 3-3 (B. Bowen, H. Zuckerman and D. Ensign opposed; P. Vitale absent). Motion fails.

 

August 1, 2019

A.  AGENDA TITLE: Public Hearing and Recommendation to City Council for Acceptance of the Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) Master Plan and Action on the Proposed Amendment to the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan (BVCP) Open Space and Mountain Parks Master Plan Summary.

On a motion by B. Bowen seconded by D. Ensign the Planning Board voted 7-0 to recommend to City Council for acceptance of the Open Space and Mountain Parks Master Plan; and

On a motion by H. Zuckerman seconded by B. Bowen the Planning Board voted 7-0 to approve of the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan, Open Space and Mountain Parks Master Plan summary.

 

July 25, 2019

A.  AGENDA TITLE: Public hearing and recommendation to City Council on ordinances amending Title 9, “Land Use Code” to update the Use Standards associated with zoning districts within the federally designated Opportunity Zone (Census Tract 122.03), consistent with the Opportunity Zone Moratorium Ordinance 8314, to ensure development consistent with the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan (BVCP).

On a motion by D. Ensign seconded by H. Zuckerman the Planning Board voted 5-0 (L. Montoya, P. Vitale absent) to recommend approval of the ordinance included as Attachment A in the packet and Moratorium Ordinance 8314 described below, as follows:

1.Ordinance amending Title 9, “Land Use Code” to update the Use Standards associated with zoning districts within the federally designated Opportunity Zone (Census Tract 122.03), consistent with the Opportunity Zone Moratorium Ordinance 8314, to ensure development consistent with the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan (BVCP) with the exception of the raising of limitations on Use Review requirements for ELUs.

2. Lifting the development restrictions of the Moratorium Ordinance 8314, with the exception of applications that would result in the demolition of existing multi-family dwelling units in the RH-4 and RM-1 zoning district within the Opportunity Zone.

 

June 20, 2019

A.  AGENDA TITLE: Public hearing and consideration of a Site Review to redevelop a 0.59-acre property at 2150 Folsom with a total of eight attached dwelling units in two buildings in the RMX-1 and RH-2 zoning districts (LUR2018-00043). The proposal requires review by Planning Board because it proposes additional density in the portion of the site zoned RH-2 (Residential – High 2) to construct six units where a maximum of three units could be constructed by right and a 53 percent parking reduction.

On a motion by D. Ensign seconded by B. Bowen the Planning Board voted 6-0 (L. Montoya absent) to approve Site Review case no. LUR2018-00043 incorporating the staff memorandum and the attached Site Review Criteria Checklist as findings of fact, and subject to the recommended conditions of approval.

Friendly amendment by B. Bowen to have final approved site plan shall include a six-foot width of traffic calming textured pavement or concrete beyond the top back of the sidewalk on the driveway.  D. Ensign accepted.

 

B.  AGENDA TITLE: Public hearing and Planning Board action on the following items related to a proposed development of the property located at 3350 Bluff Street:

  1. Site Review Amendment under case no. LUR2018-00016 to remove the site from approved S’PARK Site Review application case no. LUR2015-00010;
  2. Form-Based Code (FBC) Review application no. LUR2018-00017 for a new mixed use building with 85 residential units and approximately 1,976 square feet of non-residential space on the ground floor along with parking at the rear of the building; and
  3. Use Review to permit greater than 20 percent of the units as Efficiency Living Units (ELUs) under application case no. LUR2018-00018.

On a motion by H. Zuckerman seconded by D. Ensign the Planning Board voted 4-2 (L. Montoya absent; J. Gerstle and S. Silver opposed) to approve Site Review case no. LUR2018-00016, adopting the staff memorandum as findings of fact, including the attached analysis of site review criteria, and subject to the recommended conditions of approval.

On a motion by H. Zuckerman seconded by D. Ensign the Planning Board voted 4-2 (L. Montoya absent; J. Gerstle and S. Silver opposed) to approve Form-Based Code Review case no. LUR2018-00017, adopting the memorandum as findings of fact, including the attached FBC checklist, and subject to the recommended conditions of approval.

On a motion by B. Bowen seconded by P. Vitale the Planning Board voted 4-2 (L. Montoya absent; J. Gerstle and S. Silver opposed) to approve Use Review case no. LUR2018-00018, adopting the staff memorandum as findings of fact, including the attached analysis of use review criteria, and subject to the recommended conditions of approval.

 

C.  AGENDA TITLE: Public hearing and consideration of the following applications for redevelopment of a 4.99-acre property located at 90 and 96 Arapahoe Avenue zoned Residential - Medium 3 (RM-3):

  1. Site Review application (LUR2018-00005) for 46 attached residential units, 19 of which are intended as permanently affordable along with continued use of the 96 Arapahoe property as the September School, a non-profit private high-school (approved under separate application) and an interconnected access road.  The plans include adaptive reuse of several of the former Silver Saddle motel buildings and an access road linkage of the two sites;   
  2. Public Hearing and Planning Board recommendation to City Council on proposed amendment to the annexation agreement for 90 and 96 Arapahoe Ave. to remove the required dedication of right-of-way for a portion of Arapahoe Avenue adjacent to both properties (case no. LUR2019-00026); and
  3. Request for vested property rights per land use code section 9-2-20, B.R.C. 1981 for the following elements:  number and type of residential units, height modification, setback modifications, a parking reduction, parking setbacks from front lot line, building envelope locations, above grade floor area for each building for the maximum allowed per the annexation agreement, below grade floor area for each building, building architecture.

On a motion by J. Gerstle seconded by B. Bowen the Planning Board voted 6-0 (L. Montoya absent) to recommend to City Council approval of the annexation agreement amendments as they are consistent with the overall goals and policies of the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan policies pertaining to annexation as well as the intent of the original annexation terms (LUR2019-00026); and

On a motion by D. Ensign seconded by B. Bowen the Planning Board voted 6-0 (L. Montoya absent) to approve Site Review case no. LUR2018-00005, adopting the staff memorandum as findings of fact, including the attached analysis of review criteria, and subject to the recommended conditions of approval.

 

April 18, 2019

A.  AGENDA TITLE: Public hearing to consider Form-Based Code (FBC) Review application no. LUR2018-00064 for the initial sequence of redevelopment for 2360 30th Street (30th & Pearl, former Pollard Automotive site).  Project includes three buildings proposed to provide 120 permanently affordable attached residential units along with the extension of two new roadways with on-street parking; a new multi-use path and two new paseos, along with a below grade parking garage to serve the buildings.

On a motion by D. Ensign, seconded by L. Montoya, the Planning Board voted 6-0 (B. Bowen recused) to approve Form-Based Code Review application no. LUR2018-00064, adopting the staff memorandum with attachments as findings of fact and subject to the conditions of approval recommended in the staff memorandum, revised as proposed by staff at tonight’s hearing and with the following clarification to the findings of fact that an exception be granted to the storefront requirement along Junction Place, as proposed in the applicant’s plans as the proposed exception would be consistent with the TVAP goal to develop a higher percentage of affordable housing on this site and would not create adverse impacts on residents of the development or surrounding properties compared to those that would normally be expected by meeting the FBC standards.

 

B.  AGENDA TITLE: Public hearing to consider a recommendation to City Council to adopt an ordinance to amend Section 11-5-5, “Discharges to the Storm Water Utility System” and Section 11-5-6 “Master Drainage Plan, Land Development and Discharges Into the Storm Water System”, B.R.C. 1981, and an ordinance updating the city’s Design and Construction Standards, regarding the city’s compliance with the State of Colorado’s Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit and other utilities best practices, and setting forth related details.

On a motion by J. Gerstle seconded by L. Montoya the Planning Board voted 7-0 to recommend City Council adopt an ordinance to amend Section 11-5-5, “Discharges to the Storm Water Utility System” and Section 11-5-6 “Master Drainage Plan, Land Development and Discharges Into the Storm Water System”, B.R.C. 1981, and an ordinance repealing and reenacting, by reference, the City of Boulder Design and Construction Standards, regarding the city’s compliance with the State of Colorado’s Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit and to update other utilities best practices, and setting forth related details.

 

April 4, 2019

A.  AGENDA TITLE: CONCEPT PLAN REVIEW AND COMMENT: Request for citizen, staff, and Planning Board input on a proposal to construct a 12,800 square foot public library at 4540 Broadway, including site improvements, an east-west street connection between 13th and 14th Streets, and a surface parking lot with 28 spaces. Case number LUR2019-00002.

Since this is a Concept Review, no action is required on behalf of the Planning Board.

 

March 21, 2019

A.  AGENDA TITLE: CONCEPT PLAN REVIEW AND COMMENT: Request for citizen, staff, and Planning Board input on a proposal to redevelop the properties at 1750 15th St. and 1580 Canyon Blvd. with a three-story mixed-use development containing 11,000 square feet of retail space on the ground floor, 147 apartment units on a portion of the lower level and the upper floors, and below grade parking. Case number LUR2018-00077.

Since this is a Concept Review, no action is required on behalf of the Planning Board.
 

(Under MATTERS) A.  AGENDA TITLE: Discussion and potential consideration of a recommendation to City Council to amend the City of Boulder housing goals including the low- and moderate-income housing goal (also known as the 10 percent goal) and the middle-income goal.

On a motion by B. Bowen, seconded by H. Zuckerman, the Planning Board voted 6-0 (L. Montoya absent) to recommend City Council adopt a goal securing 15 percent of all residential development within the city of Boulder as permanently affordable serving low- to middle-income households by 2035. 

 

February 21, 2019

A.  AGENDA TITLE: Public hearing and Planning Board recommendation on the proposed annexation of an area generally including the Knollwood Subdivision, Knollwood Subdivision First Addition, Knollwood Subdivision Second Addition, 2285 Knollwood Drive and 150 Green Rock Drive with an initial zoning of Residential Estate (RE).  The annexation petition seeks annexation pursuant election procedures.

On a motion by D. Ensign seconded by C. Gray the Planning Board voted 7-0 to recommend to City Council approval of the proposed annexation with an initial zoning of Residential Estate (RE) pertaining to request No. LUR2018-00048, incorporating the staff memorandum and its attachments as findings of fact and  subject to the recommended additional terms and conditions of annexation as provided for in Attachment C to this staff memorandum and to call an annexation election for annexation of the area subject to the recommended additional terms and conditions.

 

February 7, 2019

A.  AGENDA TITLE: Public hearing and consideration of a Use Review application (case no. LUR2018-00058) for a change in the operating characteristics of the Colorado Chautauqua Cottage 1 (aka Galey Cottage) within Chautauqua that operates in the use category of “Government Facility.” Proposed is a small events and meeting space venue as well as a short-term rental for lodging at Chautauqua. No change to the square footage of the building is proposed. Exterior improvements and maintenance are proposed as approved through HIS2017-00369. Minor landscape changes are also proposed.

On a motion by L. Payton seconded by P. Vitale the Planning Board voted 5-0 (D. Ensign, B. Bowen absent) to approve Use Review (no. LUR2018-00058) incorporating the staff memorandum and the attached Use Review Criteria Checklist as findings of fact, and subject to the recommended conditions of approval and an additional condition that events will end by 9:00 p.m. rather than 10:00 p.m. as originally stated.

On a motion to amend the main motion, by C. Gray and seconded by J. Gerstle, to reduce the number of events per month to no more than 20 events per month instead of 26, and including no more than 8 evening events instead of 10 evening events, the Planning Board voted 2-3 (H. Zuckerman, L. Payton, and P. Vitale opposed; D. Ensign, B. Bowen absent)  Motion failed.

 

B.  AGENDA TITLE: Public hearing and Planning Board review and comment on a proposal to redevelop the property at 1810 30th Street with an 81,420 square foot hotel with approximately 135 rooms and associated amenity features. The proposal includes a request for an approximately 31.6 percent parking reduction. Case number LUR2018-00063.

Since this is a Concept Review, no action is required on behalf of the Planning Board.

 

January 17, 2019

A.  AGENDA TITLE: Public hearing and consideration of a Floodplain Development Permit (LUR2017-00045) for the replacement of a fence located at 816 Arapahoe Avenue within the conveyance and high hazard zones of Gregory Creek.

On a motion by J. Gerstle seconded by B. Bowen the Planning Board voted 6-0 (D. Ensign absent) to approve the Floodplain Development Permit # LUR2017-00045 attached to this memorandum as Attachment B, subject to the conditions of approval shown on such permit, with the following update to the Flood Vents condition to read:

Provide flood openings that automatically equalize the hydrostatic flood forces in accordance with section 9-3-3(a)(18)(B) of the BRC, and the floodplain development permit that was issued for this project.

and adopt this memorandum as findings of fact.

 

December 20, 2018

A.  AGENDA TITLE: Public hearing and Planning Board recommendation on a request for annexation of the approximately 2-acre property at 5469 South Boulder Road with an initial zoning of Residential - Low 2 (RL-2). The annexation is also proposed to include adjacent South Boulder Road right-of-way and an approximately 70-ft strip of city-owned open space land, to be zoned Public (P). Case no. LUR2017 00096.

On a motion by B. Bowen seconded by H. Zuckerman the Planning Board voted 4-3 (C. Gray, J. Gerstle, and L. Payton opposed) to recommend to City Council approval of the proposed annexation with initial zoning of Residential-Low 2 (RL-2) for 5469 South Boulder Road and of Public (P) for the strip of city-owned land pertaining to case number LUR2017-00096, incorporating this staff memorandum as findings of fact, subject to the recommended conditions of approval for the annexation as provided for in the annexation agreement in Attachment C.

 

December 6, 2018

A.  AGENDA TITLE: Public hearing and Planning Board action on a request to extend the approval of Site Review application no. LUR2014-00032, The James, located at 1750 14th Street., beyond the expiration period otherwise permitted by  the Land Use Code.

On a motion by B. Bowen seconded by H. Zuckerman the Planning Board voted 5-1 (L. Payton opposed; P. Vitale absent) to approve an extension to Site Review case no. LUR2014-00032 for a period not to exceed three years from the date of the decision on the request, incorporating the staff memorandum as findings of fact, and subject to the conditions of approval recommended in the staff memorandum.

 

B.  AGENDA TITLE: Public hearing and Planning Board recommendation on a request for Annexation and Initial Zoning of Rural Residential - 2 (RR-2) for an approximately of 1.04-acre property located at 1179 Cherryvale Road in Boulder County (case no. LUR2018-00021). Under the proposed zoning, the property would not be eligible for subdivision.

On a motion by L. Payton seconded by B. Bowen the Planning Board voted 6-0 (P. Vitale absent) to recommend to City Council approval of the proposed annexation with initial zoning of Rural Residential (RR-2) pertaining to request No. LUR2018-00021, incorporating this staff memorandum as findings of fact, subject to the recommended conditions of approval for the annexation as provided for in the annexation agreement in Attachment C.

Condition add that that no new habitable structures be constructed in the 100-year floodplain.

 

 

C.  AGENDA TITLE: Public hearing and Planning Board action on a Site Review application for the redevelopment of the existing site located at 1102 Pearl Street, with a new three-story, 38-foot mixed use building in the Downtown - 4 (DT-4) zoning district. The proposed project includes approximately 5,000 square foot ground floor retail/restaurant space; approximately 5,800 square feet office on the second story; and three residential units on the approximately 3,520 square foot third story.  Structured parking for three spaces is proposed at the rear of the building along the alley. The applicant is requesting a three-foot modification to the rear yard setback and an 18.1 percent Land Use Intensity modification given the adjacency of the Pearl Street Mall. Reviewed under case no. LUR2017-00097.

On a motion by D. Ensign seconded by J. Gerstle the Planning Board voted 6-0 (P. Vitale absent) to approve Site Review case no. LUR2017-00097 incorporating the staff memorandum and the attached Site Review Criteria Checklist as findings of fact, and subject to the conditions of approval recommended in the staff memorandum.

 

D.  AGENDA TITLE: Public hearing and recommendation to City Council on Ordinance 8296 amending Title 9, “Land Use Code” to preserve commercial retail uses in the Business Community – 1 (BC-1) and Business Community -2 (BC-2) zoning districts by restricting residential and other ground floor uses and setting forth related details.

On a motion by C. Gray seconded by B. Bowen the Planning Board voted 6-0 (P. Vitale absent) to recommend approval of Ordinance 8296 subject to the findings within the staff memorandum.

Amendment to the Motion by H. Zuckerman, seconded by B. Bowen, to remove the language after “B.R.C. 1981”  where all underlined language appears in the draft Ordinance 8296. 3-3 (L. Payton, J. Gerstle and C. Gray opposed; P. Vitale absent). Motion failed.

 

November 15, 2018

A.  AGENDA TITLE: Public Hearing and Planning Board consideration of a recommendation to City Council for the conveyance of two permanent easements on City park land (Scott Carpenter Park) for the operation of an irrigation ditch.

On a motion by B. Bowen seconded by H. Zuckerman the Planning Board voted 6-0 (C. Gray absent) to recommend to City Council the disposal of two permanent easements on City park land (Scott Carpenter Park), pursuant to City Charter Sec. 162, to the proposed grantees for operation of an irrigation ditch, including:

  1. the conveyance of a permanent easement of approximately 592 feet to the Smith and Goss Ditch and McCarty Ditch water users; and
  2. the conveyance of a permanent easement of approximately 110 feet to University of Colorado,

as generally depicted on Exhibit A.

 

B.  AGENDA TITLE: Public hearing and consideration of a Use Review (LUR2017-00049) to demolish an existing McDonald's restaurant with a drive-thru window and construct a new McDonald's restaurant with a drive-thru window at 2920 Baseline in the BC-2 (Business – Community 2) zoning district.

On a motion by H. Zuckerman seconded by B. Bowen the Planning Board voted 5-0 (P. Vitale recused; C. Gray absent) to approve Use Review (LUR2017-00049) to demolish an existing McDonald's restaurant with a drive-thru window and construct a new McDonald's restaurant with a drive-thru window at 2920 Baseline in the BC-2 (Business – Community 2) zoning district incorporating the staff memorandum and the attached Use Review Criteria Checklist as findings of fact, and subject to the recommended conditions of approval with an additional condition to install a directional sign at the southeast corner  of the property saying “Exit to Baseline Road” with an arrow pointing left.

 

C.  AGENDA TITLE: Public hearing and consideration of a Use Review (LUR2017-00063) to demolish an existing gas station and construct a new Starbuck’s restaurant with a drive-thru window at 2990 Diagonal Hwy. in the BC-1 (Business – Community 1) zoning district.

On a motion by D. Ensign seconded by B. Bowen the Planning Board voted 5-0 (P. Vitale opposed; C. Gray absent) to approve Use Review (LUR2017-00063) to demolish an existing gas station and construct a new Starbucks restaurant with a drive-thru window at 2990 Diagonal Hwy. in the BC-1 (Business – Community 1) zoning district incorporating the staff memorandum and the attached Use Review Criteria Checklists as findings of fact, and subject to the recommended conditions of approval.

 

D.  AGENDA TITLE: Minor Amendment to a previously approved Site Review application (LUR2018-00013) for a new Boulder Reservoir Visitor Services building at 5100 Reservoir Road, to amend previous conditions of approval related to electric vehicle (EV) charging stations and photo-voltaic readiness, and to amend the bike parking layout.

On a motion by L. Payton seconded by H. Zuckerman the Planning Board voted 6-0 (C. Gray absent) to approve Site Review case no. LUR2018-00065 incorporating the staff memorandum and the attached Site Review Criteria Checklist as findings of fact, and subject to the recommended conditions of approval.

 

November 1, 2018

A.  AGENDA TITLE: Public hearing and consideration of the University Place Addition Final Plat (TEC2017-00038): Final Plat to subdivide two developed lots (745 and 765 14th Street) totaling 0.64-acres to create 3 residential lots: Lot 1 (13,818 sf), Lot 2 (7,237 sf), and Lot 3 (7,010 sf). Lot 1 and 2 will each contain an existing single-family home.

On a motion by H. Zuckerman seconded by P. Vitale the Planning Board voted 6-0 (D. Ensign absent) to approve Technical Document Review # TEC2017-00038 for the University Place Addition Replat E Subdivision incorporating this staff memorandum and the Final Plat Subdivision Review Criteria found in Attachment B as findings of fact.

 

B.  AGENDA TITLE: Public hearing and Planning Board recommendation on a request to:
      1)  Approve a Post-Annexation Agreement for 1204 Upland Avenue; and
       2)  Adopt an ordinance amending Title 9, “Land Use Code,” B.R.C. 1981, to rezone approximately 33,067 square feet of land located at 1204 Upland Avenue from Residential - Rural 1 (RR-1) to Residential - Low 2 (RL-2).

 

On a motion by B. Bowen seconded by H. Zuckerman the Planning Board voted 6-0 (D. Ensign absent) to approve the Post-Annexation Agreement for 1204 Upland Avenue in Attachment A and to adopt an ordinance amending Title 9, “Land Use Code,” B.R.C. 1981, to rezone approximately    33,067 square feet of land located at 1204 Upland Avenue from Residential - Rural 1 (RR-1) to Residential - Low 2 (RL-2).

 

October 18, 2018

A.  AGENDA TITLE: Public hearing and Planning Board recommendation on a request for Annexation and Initial Zoning of Residential Estate (RE) for an approximately of 1.29-acre enclave property located at 2140 Tamarack Dr. in Boulder County (case no. LUR2017-00092). Under the proposed zoning, the property has additional development potential.

On a motion by C. Gray, seconded by H. Zuckerman, the Planning Board voted 7-0 to recommend to City Council approval of the proposed annexation with initial zoning of Residential Estate (RE) pertaining to request No. LUR2017-00092, incorporating this staff memorandum as findings of fact, subject to the recommended conditions of approval for the annexation as provided for in the annexation agreement in Attachment C.

On a motion by B. Bowen, seconded by H. Zuckerman, the Planning Board voted 6-0 (J. Gerstle opposed) to further recommend to City Council to allow each property within the annexation to allow up to two detached or attached ADUs per property and to modify the language in the Design Guidelines to say the primary entrances of the principle structures need to face the street.

 

September 6, 2018

A.  AGENDA TITLE: Public hearing and consideration of a Site Review Amendment to construct Red Oak Park Phase II, a 41-unit 100% permanently affordable development at 2625 Valmont and 2637 Valmont including 11 one-bedroom, 19 two-bedroom, and 11 three-bedroom units (LUR2018-00006). Amends Site Review LUR2008-00007.

On a motion by C. Gray seconded by D. Ensign the Planning Board voted 5-0 (B. Bowen recused; H. Zuckerman absent) to approve Site Review Amendment case no. LUR2018-00006 incorporating the staff memorandum and the attached Site Review Criteria Checklist as findings of fact, and subject to the recommended conditions of approval.

Friendly amendment by J. Gerstle that the building design be revised to simplify the materials and/or colors used along the Valmont Street elevation. C. Gray and D. Ensign accepted.

 

B.  AGENDA TITLE: Public hearing and recommendation to City Council on the following two ordnances:

  1. An ordinance amending Title 9, “Land Use Code” by the addition of development standards restricting residential uses in the Business Community – 1 (BC-1) and Business Community -2 (BC-2) zoning districts, and
  2. An ordinance amending Title 9, “Land Use Code” by correcting and clarifying provisions in the recently adopted code changes to the Mixed Use – 3 (MU-3) zoning district.

On a motion by D. Ensign, seconded by B. Bowen, the Planning Board voted 4-2 (C. Gray and P. Vitale opposed; H. Zuckerman absent) to recommend approval of the draft ordinance found in Attachment A related to the BC code changes with the restriction of the ground floor use in the BC-2 zone for the Basemar area to be non-residential otherwise by Use Review only.

On a motion by L. Payton seconded by B. Bowen the Planning Board voted 6-0 (H. Zuckerman absent) to recommend approval of the draft ordinance language presented to the board related to the MU-3 code changes with the minimum depth of 20 feet.

 

August 16, 2018

A.  AGENDA TITLE: Public Hearing and Recommendation to City Council for Acceptance of the Boulder Public Library Master Plan and Action on the Proposed Amendment to the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan (BVCP) Library Master Plan summary.

On a motion by H. Zuckerman seconded by D. Ensign the Planning Board voted 7-0 to approve the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan, Boulder Public Library Master Plan summary.

On a motion by J. Gerstle seconded by C. Gray the Planning Board voted 7-0 to recommend to City Council for acceptance of the Boulder Public Library Master Plan.

 

B.  AGENDA TITLE: Public hearing and consideration of a site review amendment to construct a new 7,830 square-foot Boulder Reservoir Visitor Services Center to replace the existing 7,424 square-foot building, including locker rooms, concessions, and staff offices in the P (Public) zoning district. Due to prior grade modifications, the proposal includes a height modification request (LUR2018-00013). Amends Height Review #H-83-15.

On a motion by B. Bowen seconded by C. Gray the Planning Board voted 7-0 to approve Site Review case no. LUR2018-00013 incorporating the staff memorandum and the attached Site Review Criteria Checklist as findings of fact, and subject to the recommended conditions of approval with the following condition:

  • To minimize and mitigate energy use and to offset the parking lot heat island effect, the final site plan shall include electric vehicle charging stations based on the parking count of 288 stalls meeting the requirements of Title 10, B.R.C. 1981, and a photovoltaic system sized to meet the projected energy demands of the building, electric vehicle charging stations, and site lighting.

H. Zuckerman made a friendly amendment that the applicant be required to provide adequate EV charging stations for bicycles and monitor the utilization of bike parking and increase the number of bicycle racks to meet demand if bike parking is found to be insufficient.  The amendment was accepted by B. Bowen and C. Gray.

 

August 2, 2018

A.  AGENDA TITLE: Public hearing and consideration of a motion to recommend to the City Council that the Phase I concept evaluation for the South Boulder Creek Flood Mitigation project is consistent with the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan including the CU South Guiding Principles.

On a motion by D. Ensign, seconded by H. Zuckerman, the Planning Board voted 3-3 (L. Payton, C Gray, J. Gerstle opposed; P. Vitale absent) to recommend to the City Council that the Phase I Concept evaluation for the South Boulder Creek Flood Mitigation project is consistent with the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan including the CU South Guiding Principles.  Motion failed.

On a motion by J. Gerstle, seconded by B. Bowen, the Planning Board voted 6-0 (P. Vitale absent) to recommend to the City Council that the Phase I concept evaluation for the South Boulder Creek Flood Mitigation project will be consistent with the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan including the CU South Guiding Principles with the following modifications: that the final project be designed for the 500-year flood, that upstream detention be considered in the preliminary design provided that such consideration does not unduly delay the project, and that impacts to state natural lands be given weight in preliminary design.

 

July 19, 2018

A.  AGENDA TITLE: Public hearing and consideration of a recommendation to City Council on the proposed 2019-2024 Capital Improvement Program (CIP).

On a motion by C. Gray, seconded by L. Payton, the Planning Board voted 6-0 (H. Zuckerman absent) to recommend to City Council approval of the 2019-2024 proposed Capital Improvement Program, including the list of CIP projects to undergo a Community and Environmental Assessment Process, as outlined in the staff memorandum.

On a motion by C. Gray, seconded by L. Payton, further recommended to City Council that in conjunction with a CEAP on Boulder Creek flood mitigation projects, to update the hydrological project and meteorological assumptions behind the flood studies. The Planning Board voted 6-0 (H. Zuckerman absent).

On a motion by J. Gerstle, seconded by D. Ensign,  further recommend to City Council that it create a contingency fund within the CIP or a reserve fund for historic property acquisition. The Planning Board voted 6-0 (H. Zuckerman absent).