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Approved Minutes - 11/17/2003City of Boulder Parks and Recreation Advisory Board • Work Session Minutes November 17, 2003 Iris Center Conference Room 3198 Broadway 6 p.m. The followang are the manutes of the November 17, 2003 City of Boulder Parks and Recreataon Adv~sory Board (PRAB) study session A permanent set of these minutes and a tape record~ng (maantaireed for a peraod of 6 years) are retained Ln Central Records (telephone. 303-441-3043) Board Present: Susan Osborne, Vice Chair, Ed von Bleichert, Suzanne O'Neill and Tom Sanford Board Absent: Charles Manlove, Chair; Pam Hoge and Stu Stuller Staff Present: Jan Geden, Jeff Lakey, and Georgia Jackson and Andrew Irvine Valmont City Park/Boulder Transit VillaQe • Geden spoke briefly about the schedule of upwnung Council and PRAB meetings that would be held Co discuss the Boulder Transit Village There would also be a public forum on the Transrt Village and a public hearing on the possible relocaYion of Pollard MoCors to Valmont City Park (VCP) Several PRAB members expressed disappointment that they would not have an opportumty to formally meet with Council members prior to the January 27 Study Session Geden mformed the Board that Council members would be mvited to the January 7 pubhc forum. Geden added that the PRAB's public hearmg on Valmont City Park would be held on January 12 after which the PRAB would give their recommendation to Council. Irvine spoke about how he came to be involved in the Transit Village/Pollard Motors relocation Origmally he had been charged with findmg how to make the Yards s~te acceptable to Pollard Motors while minim~zmg impacts to the existmg and future operaYions at that site. After Pollard did not find the Yards site acceptable, Irvine was charged with looking at alternative options PRAB members voiced their opposition to relocatmg Pollard Motars m VCP and were hesitant to be mvolved with developmg a plan or scenario for relocatmg Pollard Motors to VCP [Refer to PRAB Mmutes for September 22, 2003 and October 6, 2003 for more m-depth comments by PRAB members on th~s issue ~ Geden agreed that Board members have the right to say the only option acceptable to them is one where Pollard is not relocated in VCP. She added that PRAB members might be remiss if they did • not discuss possible impacts to VCP should Pollard actually be relocated there. Board members then discussed a design option and development criteria for the possible relocation of Pollard Motors to VCP Development Criteria • 1 Assistance from Planning Department in the relocation of the commercial business (Mountain Oceans) currently located on the site to offset the ]oss of parkland resulting from the Pollard Motors Development 2. Conduct a study to determme v~sual impact/aesthetic considerations associated with larger buildmg resultmg from inclusion of structured parkmg. 3. Assess up-front financial contribution to enable structured parkmg to occur as a part of the Community building. 4. Conduct a commumty amenity assessment and acceptable redesign of the park to accommodate changes brought about through Pollard's Development. 5 Conduct a biological and engmeering study to determine acceptable relocation of water detention facility and wildlife corridor 6. Assess financial contribution requ~red to implement changes to park mfrastructure, wildlife study and requ~red design changes. 7 Assess lightmg controls and the incorporation of landscape improvements associated with the Pollard site to ach~eve visual screemng where desired and integration with the park character. • 8. Allow for the provision of adequate time to respond to proposals. 9 Include appropriate Parks and Recreation Advisary Board representat~on on design review of Pollard Motor Company development plans. Board members concluded by expressmg their opinion that the Yards site would be the best relocation solution as it would be the easiest and most favorable. The meeting adjourned at 837 p m APPROVED BY PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD: f'~~~'li'~~----- - arles Manlove Board Cha~r Attest• • ~ ~ Georgia Ja son `~ Recording Secretary PRAB Work Session I1/17/2003 - Page 2