News

Recent news items in the Boulder Daily Camera and other media sources:

  • Boulder Planning Board recommends against annexation of Hogan-Pancost land – Boulder Daily Camera Boulder’s Planning Board voted 6-1 late Thursday to recommend the City Council deny a developer’s request to annex a 22-acre parcel of Boulder County land into the city limits for a proposed housing development. Board Member Bryan Bowen cast the sole dissenting vote. In addition to that recommendation, the board also voted 5-2 to send a group ...
  • Mark Wallach: Demand specifics, not platitudes, from council candidates City Council election season is upon us and a boatload of candidates will be vying for your vote. I am not clairvoyant, but I can safely promise that they will all tell you that they favor diversity, inclusivity, affordable housing, resilience, preservation of neighborhoods, creation of walkable neighborhoods, open space is good, etc., etc. You ...
  • Foes of Hogan-Pancost plans in Boulder complain of hearing’s clash with vacations – Boulder Daily Camera A public hearing on the concept plan for annexation and development of the Hogan-Pancost parcel, delayed in May at the developer’s request, will take place Thursday before the Boulder Planning Board. But it might have been delayed one more time, had a citizens group opposing the plan gotten its way.T The Southeast Boulder Neighborhood Association, a group ...
  • Jim Martin: Upcoming council race key to Boulder’s future – Boulder Daily Camera The Nov. 7 election for the Boulder City Council will be one of the most important in the city’s history. There, I said it. Sound like hyperbole? Then consider this: The results will determine who will decide policy surrounding the extremely important planning issues of growth, housing and zoning/density — the NIMBYs (Not in My ...
  • Boulder City Council approves new land-use designation for CU South – Boulder Daily Camera In advancing a framework for the future of the CU South parcel, the Boulder City Council stressed a desire to study flood risk and mitigation on the site before solidifying annexation and development plans there. On Tuesday night, after a long-awaited deliberation on the controversial property — 308 acres of University of Colorado-owned land in the ...
  • Helen Majzler: CU South Campus and the case for nature – Boulder Daily Camera This is the first time I’ve expressed my concern about the CU South Campus property. I have tried to keep an open mind about the needs of the… university especially for additional student and faculty housing. I have also supported the need for flood mitigation work on behalf of residents who have suffered from the ...
  • Stanford Court plan for senior affordable housing delayed as developers rethink approach – Boulder Daily Camera The review process for a proposed senior affordable housing project in south Boulder has been delayed, as developers consider a new arrangement with a slowed-down timeline.At 3485 Stanford Court, on the 5-acre site of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, Boulder Housing Partners and the local senior housing community Frasier have plans to build 45 one- and ...
  • Boulder looks to restore funding for anti-speeding projects in residential areas – Boulder Daily Camera Boulder transportation planners have presented a plan to change the process by which citizens can seek city-funded road treatments aimed at decreasing speeding in their neighborhoods. The Neighborhood Speed Management Program, as it has been titled, would see Boulder’s budget allot money for the first time in 14 years to street engineering, such as speed humps and ...
  • Shoemaker bows out of City Council race – Boulder Daily Camera Citing a desire to devote more time to his family and his career in law, Mayor Pro Tem Andrew Shoemaker said Monday that he will not be seeking re-election to the Boulder City Council this November. Read More: Mayor Pro Tem Andrew Shoemaker says he won’t run again for Boulder City Council – Boulder Daily Camera
  • What No One Ever Tells You About Tiny Homes – NYTimes.com My husband and I share a 492-square-foot apartment in Cambridge, Mass. We inhabit a “micro apartment,” or what is sometimes called a tiny house. This label is usually proudly applied to dwellings under 500 square feet, according to Wikipedia. We are unwittingly on a very small bandwagon, part of a growing international movement. But deep ...
  • Affordable Housing Strategy, Development, Diversity | PBC The Problem:   Boulder is the most expensive city in the region. With average single-family home prices near one million dollars, and many apartments renting for thousands of dollars a month, it is not affordable for most middle-, median- and low-income households. The City of Boulder has implemented a variety of affordable housing policies to address ...
  • Steve Pomerance: Don’t do flood planning using the rear view mirror – Boulder Daily Camera Back almost 30 years ago, when I was on the City Council, we engaged in a very detailed study of the major drainages that flow through Boulder, and the likely damage that could result from floods. Our objective was to come up with appropriate risk mitigation standards… Out of this study came Boulder’s regulatory standard using ...
  • Kristin Bjornsen: Uphold the open space designation at CU South In the CU South debate, there’s one pesky fact that keeps getting buried. Well, actually, there are dozens, but the one that boggles my mind the most is this: In 1996, CU knowingly purchased 220 acres of unincorporated, open space-designated land on the South Boulder Creek floodplain… Now CU is demanding that the city and county ...
  • County Meeting on BVCP Update: DC Coverage People with comments and suggestions about proposals for major updates to the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan can present their arguments during a joint Wednesday afternoon public hearing by the Boulder County Planning Commission and the Board of County Commissioners. Key Items: 4 Body Review Changes CU South – Flood Mitigation Read More: Boulder County commissioners, Planning Commission to hold ...
  • Susan Lambert: The stability of the four-body review process The most important and time-tested component of American democracy is the concept of checks and balances. It ensures the interests of a few never override the values and interests of the larger community. It protects against corruption. It protects against tyranny.On June 13, Boulder City Council’s nine members met to contemplate eliminating Boulder County’s most ...
  • Boulder advances compromise plan to limit county control over future city expansion – Boulder Daily Camera Boulder County Planning Commission would lose veto power on key parcels; County commissioners would not. City Council members, a slight majority of whom would like to limit Boulder County’s control over future city expansion, appear to have come to some agreement on a proposed revision to the procedure by which city and county cooperate on long-range, ...
  • Bill Karelis: When a city dashes forward  The implicit theory of growth behind Boulder’s current expansion is that it can become a fast-growing commercial center and retain its residential quality of life at the same time. That idea is proving to be a fantasy, along with many of the other visionary positions of our local government.Now the City Council has voted overwhelmingly ...
  • Jennifer Havlick Platt: Time to cap enrollment at CU There are viable options to consider other than the controversial development of CU South. Why not cap the enrollment of CU, so that additional housing, classrooms, and playing fields are not necessary?Since the doors to the University of Colorado opened in 1876 with 44 students, the University of Colorado has expanded and become a four-campus ...
  • Greenwood Village pro-growth ballot measure fails, 3 to 1 A ballot measure in a special election in Greenwood Village that would have allowed for taller buildings and denser development in the area surrounding Orchard Station failed Tuesday night. 6,092 of Greenwood Village’s approximately 15,000 residents voted in Tuesday’s election, with 1,479 voting in favor of the ballot measure and 4,613 against.
  • No call-up: Boulder council grants final OK to 1440 Pine St. The proposed development at 1440 Pine St. was given final approval on Tuesday night, as the Boulder City Council declined an opportunity to call up the project for further discussion. That decline upholds a 6-1 vote of the city Planning Board last month to approve the project, which will see a three-story building built on a surface parking lot just northeast of the Pearl Street Mall.