A Code Amendment Project

Aligned the Use Table and Standards with the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan and streamlined and updated the Use Table and Standards make the Land Use Code more understandable.

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Project Overview

The purpose of this project is to bring Chapter 9-6, “Use Standards” of the Land Use Code, into greater alignment with the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan’s (BVCP) policies and the city’s priorities, to better enable desired development outcomes throughout the city and to more effectively support the goals and outcomes of the BVCP. The project was paused in Fall 2020 due to staffing challenges during the pandemic, but the work has restarted in 2022.

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City Council approved three ordinances in 2022-2023 for phase two of the project:

  • Ordinance 8523 - Functional Fixes. This module reorganized Chapter 6 of the Land Use Code, including a complete restructuring of the use table and use standards. Adopted June 21, 2022.
  • Ordinance 8556 - Industrial Areas. This ordinance focused on the diversity of uses allowed in the industrial districts. Adopted Feb. 2, 2023.
  • Ordinance 8590 - Neighborhood Centers. This module focused on improving walkability by addressing the mix of uses allowed in neighborhood centers. Adopted Nov. 16, 2023.

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