Exemptions from the 55 Foot Height Limit

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In April 2016, City Council began consideration of a ballot proposal that would grant special exemptions to Boulder’s long-standing limit of 55 feet on all buildings.

In mid-July, it appears that they’ve tabled this idea, for now, due to the specifics of the St. Julien “civic pad” development project.  But it is still on their wish list for 2017.

 

Recent News and Blog Posts:
  • 2017 Council election (From the Editorial Advisory Board) The Daily Camera “Editorial Advisory Board” touched on the upcoming City Council Election. Here are some opinions from the pro-growth, pro-coop members of that panel: Cha Cha Spinrad: I live in a co-op and strive to have my life entirely encompassed by cooperatives. I also support Jan Burton. She isn’t afraid to speak her mind. She doesn’t ...
  • 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