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Minutes - Planning Board - 11/18/2004City of Boulder Plannmg Board Mmutes November 18, 2004 APPROVED DECEMBER 9, 2004 CITY OF BOULDER PLANNING BOARD ACTION MINUTES Date November 18, 2004 Council Chambers Room, Municipal Building 1777 Broadway Page 1 The following are the Action Minutes for Planning Boazd Meeting. A tape recording with the full minutes (maintained for a period of l yeazs) is retained in Central Records. BOARD PRESENT: Macon Cowles, Chair Simon Mole, Vice Chair Alan O'Hashi Philip Shull Elise Jones John Spitzer STAFF PRESENT: David Gehr, Assistant City Attomey Peter Pollock, Planning Director Ruth McHeyser, Long Range Planning Manager Louise Grauer, Planner Susan Richstone, Senior Planner Bev Johnson, Environmental Planner 1. CALL TO ORDER Chair Cowles declared a quorum at 6:08, and the following business was conducted. 2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES MOTION: On a motion by E. Jones, seconded by S. Mole, the Planning Board approved the minutes of November 4, 2004. Vote: 6-Q C. Levy absent. 3. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION None 4. DISCUSSION OF DISPOSITIONS, PLANNING BOARD CALL-UPS None 5. DISCUSSION ITEM A. Update on University of Colorado Planning Matters. s'\plan\pb-rtems\minulesWovember 18, 2004 Crty of Boulder Planning Board Minutes November18,2004 Page 2 6. ACTION ITEMS A. Discussion and Direction on the 2005 Major Update to the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan including: a. The future under the current comprehensive plan, including population and employment projections, a summary of impacts, and the city structure/ city form b. The possibility of a community discussion on density c. The work plan for the Transit Village Environs Area Plan d. The public process for the major update Public Participation: Adrian Sopher, 3166 8~h Street; Vince Porreca, PO Box 22; Nolan Rosall, Unlisted; Fenno Hoffman, 505 Geneva Avenue; Daniel Ong, 1205 Holly Place; Board Comments: Density: The Planning Boazd's concems about density are primarily related to urban design/ architecture and whether there are adequate facilities and services to support density. The 2000 major update focused on adding density in appropriate locations.. 3. Density exists or is planned neaz neighborhood centers, along multi-modal corridors and in other pockets in the city as shown on the "Future City Structure" map. 4. At this time, we do not anticipate adding more density, except in areas shown on the "Areas of Change" map. 5. The focus for this major update will be on the Transit Village Environs Area Plan, and potentially near the CU Research Pazk (south side of Arapahoe). 6. There is not a need for a community-wide discussion on density-it should instead be incorporated into the discussions about the specific areas where more density might be planned (eg., Transit Village Environs, CU Research Pazk). City Structure and Areas of Stability/ Areas of Change Maps The city structure maps generally depict what exists and is planned for the future and are usefu] in describing the overall city form. s \plan\pb-rtems\mmutesWovember 18, 2004 City of Boulder Planning Board Minutes November 18, 2004 Conclusion: 1. Use only the "areas of change" terminology: this is where most change is anticipated. More planning is needed on south side of Arapahoe-this is an azea where change could be supported, especially with University ownership. Page 3 Test the usefulness of the city structure and "Areas of Change" map and refine the maps during the comp plan public meetings in February. 7. MATTERS FROM THE PLANNING BOARD, PLANNING DIRECTOR, AND CITY ATTORNEY 8. DEBRIEF/AGENDA CHECK 9. ADJOURNMENT The Planning Boazd adjoumed the meeting at 9:35 pm. I<</f~F- . D E PROVED~ oard Chair s:\plan\pb-items\mmules\November 1 S, 2004