Building Height Moratorium extended until July 2018

At the March 7th 2017 City Council meeting, the Boulder City Council voted to extend the city’s temporary moratorium on buildings taller than 35 feet for another 15 months, until July 19, 2018.

Thanks to over 30 people who came to speak in person, plus hundreds of emails, the Council decided not to cave in to extreme pressure from the Chamber of Commerce and mega-growth lobbyists like Better Boulder to let the moratorium expire now.

Council also disregarded the opinions of 71% of Boulder citizens who were in favor of making the moratorium permanent, according to a recent survey conducted by the city staff (see page 16), and instead approved only a temporary extension of the moratorium.

At least they’ve extended it beyond this year’s City Council elections. So there’s a chance this fall to elect some new council members who might actually pay attention to their citizens’ input.

Daily Camera’s story: Boulder extends height-limit ordinance for 15 months: Boulder Daily Camera

Read some of the email sent to Planning Board and City Council: Emails Regarding Agenda Item 5B – Building Height Regulations

Watch the Building Height Discussion from the 3/7/17 Council Meeting:

Boulder extends height-limit ordinance for 15 months – Boulder Daily Camera

Boulder developers who for the last two years have been barred from putting up buildings taller than 40 feet won’t regain the privilege for at least another 15 months.

In an 8-1 vote in which Bob Yates represented the lone voice of dissent, the Boulder City Council on Tuesday night decided that the city’s two-year moratorium on taller buildings, which expires in April, should be extended until July 19, 2018.

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Uncertainty looms with height limits back on table in Boulder – Boulder Daily Camera

The 2015 ordinance that halted for two years consideration of tall buildings in most of Boulder is set to expire in a few weeks, and the community is watching closely as the City Council weighs whether to extend it, and for how long. On Tuesday night, the council will hold a public hearing on the matter…

One ordinance up for consideration, and recommended by city staff, would indefinitely extend the two-year moratorium approved in 2015 and expiring April 19…

Quality of life issue

A recent city survey showed that 71 percent of respondents are opposed to developers building up to or beyond 55 feet in parts of the city that aren’t already exempted from the ordinance, and many in Boulder have contacted officials in recent weeks to voice support for an ordinance extension…

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Boulder City Council leaves options open on tall building moratorium – Boulder Daily Camera

The Boulder City Council passed on first reading a pair of extensions on the city’s building-height moratorium, and will consider adopting one of them next month. One of the ordinances passed would make the moratorium effective indefinitely, which city staff recommends the council pass. The other would extend it for 18 months, as recommended by the Planning Board at its meeting last week.

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Boulder Planning Board recommends extending moratorium on tall buildings – Boulder Daily Camera

The Boulder Planning Board on Thursday voted unanimously to recommend that the City Council extend by 18 months the expiration date on a city ordinance that limits the areas of the city and circumstances under which a person can ask for an exemption on building heights against a staff recommendation that the date be done away with.

Source: Boulder Planning Board recommends extending moratorium on tall buildings – Boulder Daily Camera