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6A - Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan Action PlanCITY OF BOULDER PLANNING BOARD AGENDA ITEM MEETING DATE: November 15, 2001 (Agenda Item Preparation Date: November 8, 2001) AGENDA TITLE: Public hearing and recommendation to City Council regarding the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan (BVCP) Action Plan REQUESTING DEPARTMENT: Planning Department Peter Pollock, Planning Director Ruth McHeyser, Director of Long Range Planning Susan Richstone, Comprehensive Planner OVERVIEW: As a part of the Year 2000 Major Update to the Comprehensive Plan, staff has prepared an action plan that outlines future projects and actions that will help implement the Comprehensive Plan. The Board reviewed a draft of the action plan at the June 28 meeting. After review by the Planning Board the action plan will be considered for approval by the City Council. The action plan is being referred to the county for comment. BACKGROUND: The approval process for the Year 2000 Major Update to the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan was completed in September 2001. The action plan is a new implementation tool that was suggested as part of the major update, to help ensure that the policies and vision set in the plan are implemented. The action plan sets priorities and identifies work program items to implement the Comprehensive Plan. S:\plan\pb-items~memos\srl 1-15-Olactionplan.mem AGENDA ITEM # 6A Paee 1 The following text was added to the implementation section of the Comprehensive Plan as part of the major update: "An action plan that outlines projects and programs planned to implement the Comprehensive Plan is proposed as a new tool for implementing the plan. The Action Plan is intended to be an additional tool that translates the plan policies and land use map into actions and helps to make the plan dynamic. It focuses on actions that are not currently included in other plans or programs. The action plan establishes the timing and priorities for future actions and a way to measure comprehensive plan accomplishments. The action plan includes new initiatives, projects, plans, processes, and regulatory changes needed to implement the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan. Not every policy will have an action item in the action plan. Only those with new initiatives will be included on the table. Ongoing programs or projects are not included. The action plan should be revisited at each annual update to the Comprehensive Plan. It is adopted by the city and is intended to be a realistic implementation tool and, therefore, will need to be flexible and responsive to city goals and resources. The county will be sent a referral and invited to name those actions, projects or other activities contained in the plan in which they wish to participate. The county may also propose new or additional collaborative actions to the city for its consideration during the action plan review as part of the annual update." The Action Plan is intended to accomplish the following: • Translate goals and policies of the Comprehensive Plan into specific actions and help keep the plan dynamic. • Provide an overall sense of the priorities and timing for future actions in support of accomplishing the goals of the Comprehensive Plan. • Provide a framework for developing and prioritizing departmental work plans. • Provide a way to measure comprehensive plan accomplishments. What is included: • Programs that entail detailed planning or work to implement policies and concepts contained in the Comprehensive Plan. • Policy concepts that will entai] revising regulations. • New planning projects. What should not be included: Ongoing programs or projects are not included in the table. For example: coordination with county staff on comprehensive planning issues, continuing current efforts at regional cooperation, development review, or the review of the annual C1P for conformance with the BVCP. S:\plan\pb-items~nemos\srl 1-15-Olactionplan.mem AGENDA ITEM # 6A Paee 2 Capital Projects Items that are part of the work programs of other departments. For example, implementation of housing policies that are already part of the Housing Division's work program or Transportation Division items that are part of Transportation Master Plan implementation. How it is used The action plan will be reviewed and updated at each update of the Comprehensive Plan. It will provide a benchmark for the annual and 5-year updates as to what has been accomplished. The action plan is not a definitive work program but a tool to help determine work programs. Work program priorities are set by City Council, suggestions from boards and commissions, and unique opportunities. Each piece will need to be assessed in terms of available resources and approved through the city or county budgeting process or work program. The action plan is an implementation tool that is not an actual part of the plan itself. It will be revised and adopted annually by the city. It will be referred to county staff for comment and to give them an opportunity to identify which projects they wii] participate in. STAFF RECOMMENDATION: Recommend to City Council approval of the proposed action plan. Approved By: i' ~ ~;~ "~ ~~ Peter Pollock Planning Director ATTACHMENTS: Attachment A: Action Plan S:lplan\pb-itemslmemos\srll-lS-Olactionplan.mem AGENDAITEM# 6A Paee 3 ~ ~ ~ ~ v m m ~ I~ ATTACHMENT A Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan Action Plan 1.05 Indicators of Work with the Boulder County Civic Forum Sustainability and other entities to develop indicator goals specific to the Boulder Valley. 1.06 L,eadership in Develop and implement an environmental Sustainability and management system for city operations. 4.38 City I,eadership in Resource Conservation 1.19 Jobs:Population • Involve the public in identifying the Balance desired future for the city's commercial areas and reduce the city's projected jobs: population imbalance. Revise zoning districts and rezone as needed to implement desired future. • Revise jobs:population policy following completion of Jobs: population balance project 1.24 Annexation . Work with county to implement the application of city standazds on fully developed Area II sites when substantial changes aze proposed. • Complete economic analysis of costs/benefits to property owners, and develop preliminary policy options • Develop annexation plan for fully developed Area II properties. As part of the next BVCP major update, develop community wide indicators. Planning and Environmental Affairs Environmental Affairs Planning Planning 2.13 Preservation of Idenrify e~sting policies and regulafions Conduct a public process to Community Character that may be adjusted to add incenfives or identify potential approaches to 238 Sensitive Infill and disincenfives address concems about "pop- Redevelopment ups" and "scrape-offs' ; develop proposed ordinances/programs. 214 Accessory Units Prepare report on number and location of Conduct a public process and accessory units, including trends in number of potentially revise regulations to units approved in recent yeazs. encourage accessory units in selected locations. 2.15 Preservarion of Revise use criteria for residential zones; as Existing Residential Uses part of jobs:population project, revise commercial zoning district standards to preserve residential uses or require in-kind replacement. 2.20 Mixed Use As part ofthe jobs:population project, review Prepare azea plans as needed. 2.21 Incentives for Mixed commercial zoning districts for changes to Use provide incentives for mixed use. 235 Preservation of Archaeological Sites and C~ltural Landscapes 4.06 Natural Ecosystems ~ 4.20 Water Resource ~ Plauuing +. 4.23 Groundwater ~ 4.40 Energy Efficient I ~ Building Design and .o Construction m 4.41 Waste Minimization " and Recycling ~~ 4.43 Integrated Pest Management Develop a plan and process for identification, designation, and protection of archaeological and culturallandscape resources. Adopt a local species of special concern list as part of BVCP Annual Update. Develop and implement review criteria for measuring impacts of new development on groundwater and stormwater quality. Develop and implement a non-residential Green Points program (using LEED as a model). Develop an integcated pest management plan for Pazks and Recreation Department operations. Develop integrated pest management plans for other city depaztments. Planniug Planning Planning Planniug Planniug Planning Water Quality Environmental Affairs, Planning and Development Services Environmental Services 5.03 Balance of As part of jobs:population project, revise Planning Employment and Housing industrial zoning districts to allow/encourage housing where appropriate 5.08 Vital and Productive As part of jobs:population project, explore Planning Retail Base methods such as identifying opportunities or gaps, encouraging mixed-use development, revisions to regulations. ~ ~ ~ ~ I a ~ ~ ~ m ~ ~ 5.09 Economic Upon acceptance of the Planning/ City Sustainability Strategic Plan Economic SustainabiliTy Manager's O~ce Strategic Plan, propose new Comprehensive Plan policies 6.04 Multimodal strategies .~clude expanded transportation demand _ _... .... . .._..,~ ..... ... .. .... Expand the menu of TDM . . . ... ._ . .. _ Monitor the results ~_. .. Transportation / management (TDM) requirements as part measures. of T'DM Engineering of the city approval process. requirements and Review/ Planning • Coordinate with jobs: population project adjust as needed. to implement TDM strategies in commercial zoning districts. 6.07 Multimodal • Secure site and fmalize development plans • Cooperate with CU in Transportation/ Development for the Boulder Valley Regional Center planning for the UMC Planuing intermodal center. Intertnodal Center. • Develop the concept and implementation . Revise regulations as tools for multimodal transportation zones. needed to implement multimodal zones. 6.10 Managing Parking Investigate the issue of pazking maximum and Revise pazking requirements as Monitor or adjust Plaiming/ Supply minimums. appropriate. pazking TranspoRation requirements as needed. ~ ~ : I~ d ~ ~ ~ 7.11 Keeping Low and I Through jobs:population project and Moderate Income Workers in annexation opportunities, provide for Boulder additional permanently affordable housing in the community 7.12 Strengthening Provide city support and technical assistance Community Housing to Williams Village development. Partnerships Conversion of Residential Establish mitigation criteria for residential Uses in the Community uses lost to redevelopment and non- residential conversion. (will be addressed with 2.1 S Preservation of Existing Residential Uses) Boulder Valley Regional . Revise /Update Urban Renewal Plan Center • Select developer and wmplete development agreement and approved development plan for Crossroads Mall redevelopment University Hill I Implement the University Hfll Mazket Plan Master Plan Updates Update the: • Transportation Master Plan • Fire Master Plan • Police Master Plan • Arts Master Plan • Comprehensive Drainage Utility Master Plan Trails Map As part of the annual update, draft criteria for traIls map designations, explore concept of study azeas, and develop new process for trails map changes. Update the: • Facilities and Asset Management Master Plan • Pazks and Recreation Master Plan • Library Master Plan • Airport Master Plan Housing/Plauniug Housing Planning/Housing BURA UHGID Respective city departments Planning • As part of jobs:population project, implement mixed use land use map designations • Rezone properties as appropriate to implement land use map changes • Rezone properties as appropriate where current zoning is inconsistent with land use map designation • Evaluate potenrial service industrial zoning south of Pollard property and adjacent to Valmont City Park S:~PLAN~datauongrang\compplg~BVCP~2000PLAN~Text changes\actnplan4.doc ~ ~ r ~ ~ ~ m ~ m a ~