Large Homes and Lots

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City Council identified Large Homes and Lots as a priority item for Land Use Code updates in 2018. Council has since held two study sessions in September and December 2018, and community engagement has begun with open houses in February 2019. The project and recommendations to council are anticipated to be completed during the Fall 2019, after the community engagement phase.

The Large Homes and Lots project includes the study of potential land use and energy related regulatory tools to address large homes being constructed within the residential zoning districts of the city, including but not limited to the Residential – Estate (RE) and Residential – Rural (RR) zoning districts, that may be incompatible with the existing neighborhood character, and the city’s energy-efficiency and affordability goals.

The project will explore regulations related to:

  • Form, bulk, and intensity standards of the Land Use Code.
  • Incentives or disincentives, to encourage the construction of smaller energy-efficient homes and/or the preservation of existing homes.
  • Creative infill standards to consider multiple smaller-units on large lots (where appropriate), including the subdivision of large lots into two or more smaller lots.

Stay up-to-date on the main project webpage at www.bouldercolorado.gov/plan-develop/large-homes-and-lots

Please participate online through the surveys and exercises below.

Please Take the Survey Below!

City Council identified Large Homes and Lots as a priority item for Land Use Code updates in 2018. Council has since held two study sessions in September and December 2018, and community engagement has begun with open houses in February 2019. The project and recommendations to council are anticipated to be completed during the Fall 2019, after the community engagement phase.

The Large Homes and Lots project includes the study of potential land use and energy related regulatory tools to address large homes being constructed within the residential zoning districts of the city, including but not limited to the Residential – Estate (RE) and Residential – Rural (RR) zoning districts, that may be incompatible with the existing neighborhood character, and the city’s energy-efficiency and affordability goals.

The project will explore regulations related to:

  • Form, bulk, and intensity standards of the Land Use Code.
  • Incentives or disincentives, to encourage the construction of smaller energy-efficient homes and/or the preservation of existing homes.
  • Creative infill standards to consider multiple smaller-units on large lots (where appropriate), including the subdivision of large lots into two or more smaller lots.

Stay up-to-date on the main project webpage at www.bouldercolorado.gov/plan-develop/large-homes-and-lots

Please participate online through the surveys and exercises below.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Large Homes and Lots - Survey #1

    City Council and members of the community have expressed concerns about the growing size of single-family homes in Boulder and their impact to neighborhood character and how they may be inconsistent with city goals on protecting neighborhood character, obtaining more affordable housing options and encouraging more energy efficient development. 

    For more information please see the “Large Homes and Lots” handout in the document library, as well as the planning webpage www.bouldercolorado.gov/plan-develop/large-homes-and-lots

    City Council and members of the community have expressed concerns about the growing size of single-family homes in Boulder and their impact to neighborhood character and how they may be inconsistent with city goals on protecting neighborhood character, obtaining more affordable housing options and encouraging more energy efficient development. 

    For more information please see the “Large Homes and Lots” handout in the document library, as well as the planning webpage www.bouldercolorado.gov/plan-develop/large-homes-and-lots

    Consultation has concluded