ALERT: Developer seeks zoning change at 3303 Broadway (The People’s Clinic)

On December 1st at 6:00 P.M. at the Municipal Building at 1777 Broadway, the Planning Board will have a public hearing and then decide whether or not to recommend approving a developer’s proposal at 3303 Broadway (formerly known as The People’s Clinic) for 50 units and commercial/retail space. The developer is requesting a zoning change from “public” to RH-2, despite the Planning Department’s rejection of her proposal.

Neighbors of 3303 Broadway, an ad hoc group of over 80 neighbors, is opposed to this development due to traffic, density, three stories tall, neighborhood character, next-door proximity to a school, flood dangers, lack of compliance with the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan, etc.

Neighbors of 3303 Broadway suggest an RL-2 zoning designation that could place up to 18 units on this 1.3 acre site. We would hope the site be used for affordable, workforce, or moderate family housing (since it is next to an elementary school) or affordable or moderate senior housing.

We do not want commercial/retail space. We already are a fifteen-minute walk to amenities on Quince and Alpine-Balsam, as well as a quick walk to the foothills, the Rec Center, Long’s Gardens, Community Gardens, the County Complex, and the ballfields.

We urge people in other neighborhoods to show up at this meeting on December 1st, speak if you like, and show your general support.

If you have any questions, please contact us at neighborsof3303broadway@gmail.com.

If we all support each other, perhaps we can retain our neighborhoods. Thank you for thinking of joining us on December 1st.

Here’s the email that advised us of the meeting:
From: Walbert, Sloane <WalbertS@bouldercolorado.gov>
Subject: UPDATE - Proposal at 3303 Broadway
Date: November 4, 2016 5:03:45 PM MDT

Hello all,

You are receiving this email because you either provided feedback on the proposal at 3303 Broadway, or asked to be kept informed of the project.

I am writing to notify you that the applicant has decided to go forward to the Planning Board hearing with a staff recommendation for denial.

The Site Review, Use Review, Rezoning and Land Use Designation Change applications are scheduled for a public hearing before Planning Board on Thursday, December 1st.

The meeting will begin at 6 pm in Council Chambers at 1777 Broadway.

Staff is in the process of preparing a memo to the Board regarding the proposal and our recommendations. I will be sure to forward this memo as soon as it is finalized.

I will forward any public comments I have received to the Board for consideration. You may also email the Board directly at boulderplanningboard@bouldercolorado.gov if you have any comments that were not previously provided.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you,
Sloane Walbert, AICP
Planner II
O: 303-441-4231
walberts@bouldercolorado.gov
Planning & Development Services
1739 Broadway, 3rd Floor
P.O. Box 791
Boulder, CO  80306-0791
Bouldercolorado.gov
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