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Posts Tagged ‘land use’

Boulder County Commissioner Candidates Clash on Issues

Boulder County Commissioner Candidates Clash on Issues

At a PLAN-Boulder County election forum for Boulder County Commissioner candidates on September 30, 2016, Republican challengers clashed with Democratic incumbents most starkly on the subjects of roads and buses, the Twin Lakes low-income housing [...]

FOR the Measures 300 and 301

FOR the Measures 300 and 301

Photo courtesy Allyn Feinberg Dear Fellow Boulder citizens: Are you dismayed by the congestion and traffic you are encountering in Boulder? Are you shocked by the price of housing and rents that we are experiencing? Do you wonder what is [...]

AGAINST the Measures 300 and 301

AGAINST the Measures 300 and 301

Photo courtesy Will Toor This fall, voters will face two ballot issues that have been placed on the ballot by a group calling itself Livable Boulder. The proponents are good people, and I count some of them as personal friends. But I think they [...]

Fixing the Hill’s Alcohol Problem

Fixing the Hill’s Alcohol Problem

Proposed changes to the land use provisions of the Boulder municipal code are ultimately likely to accomplish two things: reduce alcohol consumption in the commercial area of University Hill and other parts of Boulder, and diversify the mixture of [...]

Lisa Morzel’s Excellent Adventure in France and Spain

Lisa Morzel’s Excellent Adventure in France and Spain

Rarely in the past have Boulder City Council members who represented the city on trips outside of the state reported to the public on what they learned. But Deputy Mayor Lisa Morzel broke that sad record of neglect at a PLAN-Boulder County forum on [...]

The Atlantic Cities | The Most and Least Affordable Housing in America

The Atlantic Cities | The Most and Least Affordable Housing in America

"The authors specifically call out new construction that is significantly controlled by comprehensive plans or through more restrictive land use regulations “referred to as ‘compact development,’ ‘urban consolidation,’ ‘growth [...]

CU’s Facilities Master Plan Explained

CU’s Facilities Master Plan Explained

At a PLAN-Boulder forum on Friday, May 13, about the new 10-year revision to the CU-Boulder Capital Facilities Master Plan, Frank Bruno, vice chancellor for administration, disclosed that he expected to meet the following week with the chief [...]

Why We Should Care What Kids Think

Why We Should Care What Kids Think

Many of Boulder’s teens think there are not enough nightlife activities for them in the city and many of Boulder’s children would like more community places to be with and see animals like dog parks and wildlife habitats. These are answers to [...]

Center for American Progress | Idea of the Day

Center for American Progress | Idea of the Day

Getting to greater energy security and a more sustainable and prosperous economic future will test our resolve and ingenuity. And getting there while treating our land resources in ways that sustain rather than deplete and degrade them will test [...]

Why Bother with the Comp Plan?

Why Bother with the Comp Plan?

As Boulder prepares to go through another five year update to the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan, maybe it’s time to ask, “Why bother?” Other than requiring agreement between the City and County for certain annexations, it appears that the [...]