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Minutes - Downtown Management Commission - 9/17/2001y. CITY OF BOULDER, COLORADO BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS MEETING MINUTES FORM NAME OF BOARD /COMMISSION: DOWNTOWN MANAGEMENT COMMISSION NAME /TELEPHONE OF PERSON PREPARING SUMMARY: MOLLY WINTER- 303 -413 -7300 NAMES OF MEMBERS, STAFF AND INVITED GUESTS PRESENT: Winter, Secrist, Morgan GUEST: Michele Goren BOARD MEMBERS: GETCHES, POLK, ROSALL, KARAKEHIAN. HEINZ ABSENT TYPE OF MEETING: SPECIAL September 17,2001 AGENDA ITEM 1 — ROLL CALL: Meeting was called to order and roll call taken at 12:05 PM AGENDA ITEM 2 — PURPOSE OF MEETING: Winter reviewed the purpose of the meeting which is to discuss the agenda items of the upcoming Downtown Alliance meeting regarding conditional height at corners and the .5 FAR bonus for both residential and parking. AGENDA ITEM 3 — MATTERS FROM THE COMMISSIONERS: Karakehian reviewed the content of the previous meeting with Rosal, Phil Shull and himself. They reviewed the Planning Department map which indicated the properties which could take advantage of the conditional height at corners and conducted a property by property analysis of the impact of that additional height. Using potential neighborhood impacts as a criteria, they determined 4 properties would have potential impacts: Walnut and 17` — northwest corner; Liquor Mart property; 15 and Pearl - northeast corner; and 9` and Pearl - southeast corner. All of these properties, except 91h and Pearl, abut residential zoning districts. 9` and Pearl abuts the BMSX zoning district which is less intense than the RBIX of the downtown. Rosall presented an approach which they hoped would bring resolution: 1. Change the by -right zoning height to 38 feet from 35 feet. Currently, the 35 foot by right height limit is the same for both residential and commercial. Historically, commercial buildings have higher first floor heights • than residential. The change from 35 to 38 feet would allow first floor heights of 14 feet and then second and third stories of 12 feet each. This creates a better proportion for commercial buildings without increasing the amount of square feet. This change is proposed for all zoning districts. 2. All buildings above 38 feet would go for site review. 3. The .5 FAR bonus for residential and .5 FAR bonus for parking would remain the same. Rosall said that of course the current FAR standards and design guidelines would continue to apply. The commissioners present support this approach. Rosall and Karakehian will present this idea to Planning Director Pollock prior to the Downtown Alliance meeting on September 24, 2001. Karakehian said that while Heinz could not attend this meeting, he(Heinz) was opposed to changing any of the zoning regulations. • 0 ACTION ITEMS: MOTION: MOTION: MOTION: Adjourned at 1:20 PM FUTURE MEETINGS: October 1, 2001 5:30 Regular Meeting Council Chambers APPROVED BY: Attest: Lorraine Zamora, Secretary 0 DOWNTOWN MANAGEMENT COMMISSION Peter Heinz, Chair