Al Bates: What to name high-density housing

Will Toor made an impassioned plea for higher-density housing in a Sunday op-ed (“Time for Boulder to step up on housing,” Daily Camera, April 2). In particular he wants to override height limitations. He further suggested high-density housing in industrial areas and the 28th-30th corridors.

I agree that we should build some massive structures along 30th. The larger the better. Since it was suggested in the op-ed that such efforts would have a positive impact on the climate, we should be sure to put the word green in the project’s name.

I suggest Cabrini Green.

Source: Al Bates: What to name high-density housing – Boulder Daily Camera

Boulder County commissioners hesitant to give up authority on land-use decisions – Boulder Daily Camera

Against the wishes of Boulder’s City Council, the Boulder County commissioners would like to maintain the present decision-making structure for certain parcels of land central to the city’s potential for future growth.

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Flood mitigation persists as CU Boulder South’s dividing issue – Boulder Daily Camera

Battle lines over plans for the future annexation of CU Boulder South continue to be drawn along flood mitigation concerns for the property, as evidenced by a mix of residents who attended the latest in a series of community open houses for the project on Monday night.

Source: Flood mitigation persists as CU Boulder South’s dividing issue – Boulder Daily Camera

Suzanne De Lucia: Why I’m leaving Boulder Chamber

My business has been a member of the Boulder Chamber of Commerce since 1993. However, I will not be renewing my membership this year. While this may sound strange for a strong supporter of the business community, please hear me out. The Chamber has been very active in local politics lately. As seems to be the theme in politics of late, they are in a rush to ram their agenda forward and worry about the consequences later.

Read More: Suzanne De Lucia: Why I’m leaving Boulder Chamber – Boulder Daily Camera

Hollie Rogin: Boulder’s future: who decides? 

This year, 118 of your neighbors carefully filled out extensive written boards and commissions applications. I applied for Landmarks and Planning Boards in 2016 and Planning Board in 2017. As applicants, we made ourselves available for group interviews. Many of us also met one-on-one with City Council members. Council filled vacancies at their March meeting, thanking all of us for applying and being willing to serve our community. All’s well, right?

Wrong. Boards and commissions are meant to be composed of members who represent the community as a whole, not those who represent the views of particular council members or organizations such as pro-growth and density Better Boulder (which does not have nonprofit status and does not reveal who funds it.)

Read More: Hollie Rogin: Boulder’s future: who decides? – Boulder Daily Camera

Boulder looks to shake bonds of county control on future development – Boulder Daily Camera

Now, with precious little land still in play, the Boulder City Council has expressed a desire to remove the two county bodies from the four-body review. If it succeeds, the process of expanding city limits — however limited the city may be in that process — could be accelerated. Most pressingly, controversial projects at Twin Lakes and CU South would see much clearer paths to approval.

Source: Boulder looks to shake bonds of county control on future development – Boulder Daily Camera