2020 BVCP Mid-Term Update: Hillside Road

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2020 Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan Mid-Term Update

What’s Proposed?

Hillside Road

In the public application process earlier this year a property owner in this area applied for a land use change to the Public land use designation on a portion of their property. Staff supports this change and recommends including several other properties in this area with similar split land use designations that do not accurately reflect public ownership and uses.

The recommendation is to remove the Public (PUB) designation on residential parcels and remove the residential land use on parcels owned by the University of Colorado (CU) and the Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) with public uses.

Existing BVCP Land Use

Why should this be considered?

It appears the Public (PUB) land use designation is an error as applied on several parcels in this area. Correcting this error does not signal a change the low-density residential character of the area. The Public Land Use designation is typically used for all CU and BVSD properties. The area is within the Hillside Historic District and this change will not affect any of the current regulations regarding historic preservation.

What’s the Process?

City staff will be finalizing recommendations for all proposed changes over the next few months (Oct.-Nov. 2020). In order to keep community members safe, we are not conducting in-person meetings or events. New information will be posted regularly on the Project Website. Please provide feedback on the BeHeardBoulder Online Engagement platform or send comments or questions directly to staff: Jean Gatza at 303-441-4907 or gatzaj@bouldercolorado.gov.

Planning Board and City Council Public are anticipated to take action on the proposed changes by the end of 2020. Sign-up to receive e-mail notification for meetings, engagement opportunities, or other information regarding the BVCP Mid-Term Update here.

2020 Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan Mid-Term Update

What’s Proposed?

Hillside Road

In the public application process earlier this year a property owner in this area applied for a land use change to the Public land use designation on a portion of their property. Staff supports this change and recommends including several other properties in this area with similar split land use designations that do not accurately reflect public ownership and uses.

The recommendation is to remove the Public (PUB) designation on residential parcels and remove the residential land use on parcels owned by the University of Colorado (CU) and the Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) with public uses.

Existing BVCP Land Use

Why should this be considered?

It appears the Public (PUB) land use designation is an error as applied on several parcels in this area. Correcting this error does not signal a change the low-density residential character of the area. The Public Land Use designation is typically used for all CU and BVSD properties. The area is within the Hillside Historic District and this change will not affect any of the current regulations regarding historic preservation.

What’s the Process?

City staff will be finalizing recommendations for all proposed changes over the next few months (Oct.-Nov. 2020). In order to keep community members safe, we are not conducting in-person meetings or events. New information will be posted regularly on the Project Website. Please provide feedback on the BeHeardBoulder Online Engagement platform or send comments or questions directly to staff: Jean Gatza at 303-441-4907 or gatzaj@bouldercolorado.gov.

Planning Board and City Council Public are anticipated to take action on the proposed changes by the end of 2020. Sign-up to receive e-mail notification for meetings, engagement opportunities, or other information regarding the BVCP Mid-Term Update here.

What are your questions or comments about this proposed "clean up" land use change?

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    why is it low density residential? we shouldn't have that. no more euclidean zoning. if it needs to be low density for ecological reasons (preventing it sliding into the creek or something) then it should be low density mixed use. otherwise it should be medium density mixed use.

    LetsFicks asked about 2 months ago

    This land use change is to address an error in the boundaries, not to evaluate a change to residential density in this neighborhood. The area is currently developed as low density residential and there is no recommendation to change that character through this process.