The article about city annexation of the CU South property (“Residents wary of CU Boulder South annexation,” Daily Camera, Dec. 6), failed to include mention of the related issue of an urgent need to proceed with the South Boulder Creek Flood Mitigation Project along U.S. 36 that partially involves CU property. We were extremely lucky that no one died in the 2013 flood…
Skepticism over plans for the future annexation of CU Boulder South — the 300-acre land parcel south of Table Mesa Drive and west of U.S. 36 — continued to spread among roughly 125 people in attendance Monday night at a community meeting held to address previous concerns and outline new, albeit vague, information for the controversial site.
Continued apprehension toward such plans, coupled with concerns raised during an open house in September, could forecast a rocky public process moving forward as the city and the University of Colorado try to determine which areas of the property may be suitable for development.
CU South Community Meeting
CU South Meeting
Monday, December 5, 2016 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: CU East Campus SEEC, Auditorium C120
The city and CU will share new information and additional analysis for the CU South site. Residents will also have an opportunity to provide feedback and discuss issues through small group exercises.
CU East Campus SEEC, Auditorium C120
4001 Discovery Dr. (Foothills & Colorado)
From: Ben Binder
Sent: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 2:03 PM
Subject: BVCP Future Choices Forum – CU SOUTH
The city is in the process of updating the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan.
On Monday December 5th, there is a public meeting concerning updates to the BVCP plan for CU South, which CU wants to annex to the city.
There has been little public announcement for the meeting – it is not even shown on the city’s calendar of events.
At the last BVCP Future Choices Forum in South Boulder, five residents attended.
The city is going to use citizen comments from those meetings as input for updates to the comp plan, so it is very important for residents to attend.
Please get the word out.
Here’s a large PDF containing interesting documents about the old Flatiron Gravel Pits, which CU placed a 6’000 foot levee around and renamed CU South: CU South: Flood Mitigation at the old Flatirons Gravel Pits
Instead of calling the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan “Our Plan” for our community, we should be calling it the “Developers’ Plan for Our Community” or the “Politicians’ Plan for Our Community. The process to update the BVCP has created structural disenfranchisement of the very people it is supposed to serve. Repeatedly, as the plans are distilled, we are invited to “give input on” scenarios and options that aren’t what residents suggest, or want. Citizen preferences are collected, but are not included in the decisions; they are simply disregarded since they don’t fit with the current fast-growth agenda.
Take Action Now!
This Thursday, 9/15, the Boulder Planning Board will be reviewing the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan policies. Several members of the Planning Board intend to bring up a “slow the growth” policy, but they need public support! Specifically, they need folks to speak up in support of “Policy Option D” (read about it here). Continue reading “Urgent: Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan at Planning Board”