CU-South | PLAN Boulder County

Respected environmentalist Tim Hogan’s letter to the newspaper, outlining the issues.   For many longtime residents of Boulder, the current proposal from the university requesting annexation, engineered flood mitigation, and additions to their housing and academic building portfolio stirs up a host of reservations.  The more one delves into the details, the greater those reservations become.

Source: CU-South | PBC

Important Meeting Tonight: BVCP Update

Important Public Hearing Tonight (May 23 2017):

Where: City Council Chambers of the municipal Building at 1777 Broadway,

When: 5/23/17 starting at 6:00 p.m. (you can sign up to speak between 5:00 and 6:00 p.m.) Continue reading “Important Meeting Tonight: BVCP Update”

Dana Bove: CU South and non-compliance with Boulder’s wetland ordinance – Boulder Daily Camera

As a longtime resident of Boulder, like many others in this community, I am concerned about the slated changes at the University of Colorado South Campus.

Source: Dana Bove: CU South and non-compliance with Boulder’s wetland ordinance – Boulder Daily Camera

CU Boulder South Draft Concept Plan Assumptions | University of Colorado Boulder

CU Boulder has created a new website to present their “Draft Concept Plan” for CU South:

CU Boulder South Draft Concept Plan Assumptions | University of Colorado Boulder

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Academic buildings, 1,125 housing units planned for CU Boulder South build-out – Daily Camera

University invites public to comment on plans for contested property

The University of Colorado revealed its long-term aspirations Monday for its contested CU Boulder South property, including 1,125 housing units for students and employees, athletic fields, natural land and academic buildings that campus officials said could take decades to fully develop.
All structures and buildings planned on the 308 acres south of Table Mesa Drive and west of U.S. 36. would be located outside the 100-year floodplain, CU officials said.
Upon annexation of the property by the city, CU intends to devote 81 acres to a flood mitigation plan to protect the flood-prone neighborhoods surrounding the land, which the university bought about 20 years ago.

The University of Colorado revealed its long-term aspirations Monday for its contested CU Boulder South property, including 1,125 housing units for students and employees, athletic fields, natural land and academic buildings that campus officials said could take decades to fully develop.
All structures and buildings planned on the 308 acres south of Table Mesa Drive and west of U.S. 36. would be located outside the 100-year floodplain, CU officials said.
Upon annexation of the property by the city, CU intends to devote 81 acres to a flood mitigation plan to protect the flood-prone neighborhoods surrounding the land, which the university bought about 20 years ago.

The university launched a new website Monday with a preliminary map, answers to frequently asked questions and a survey that will remain open through 11:59 p.m. May 10. Comments also can be submitted by email to CUB.South@Colorado.edu through the same time frame.
“Nobody is seeing anything the public can’t see,” Draper said. “There’s a distrust surrounding this project. We want to do this in an open way.”

Full Story: http://www.dailycamera.com/news/ci_30958877/cu-boulder-south

Ari Rubin: Expecting more from city government

On April 28, 2016, the southeast Boulder neighborhood participated in a meeting regarding the proposed zoning change of Hogan-Pancost….the developer, who had not fared well during his presentation, pulled his request. He patiently waited, and waited.

Finally, a year later, his patience paid off. On March 21, 2017, City Council offered pro-growth real estate attorney Peter Vitale a seat on Planning Board. Low and behold, a new meeting regarding the proposed zoning change was announced to be held on May 4, 2017, shortly after appointment…

On April 25, it was announced that … Peter Vitale would not be able to make the Planning Board meeting of May 4. Because of this, city staff made the decision to take the proposed zoning change of Hogan-Pancost off the May 4 agenda.

Although this is all very legal, it is also very wrong. Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart once said: “Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have a right to do, and what is right to do.”

Will one of our leaders stand up and do what is right? The citizens of Boulder both expect and deserve so much more from our government.

Full Story: Ari Rubin: Expecting more from city government – Boulder Daily Camera

Holger Voemel: Remember the flood

Most of us remember the flood of September 2013, which drenched Boulder in a week with what normally falls in a year… Less than four years later, the City Council is again considering annexing and developing the Hogan-Pancost property, which has been contentiously discussed for more than 25 years… Unless the city Planning Board and City Council have forgotten the 2013 flood, the only reasonable course of action is to preserve this property as open space and to decline the renewed application for development.

Full Story: Holger Voemel: Remember the flood – Boulder Daily Camera