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2 - Minutes, Joint City of Boulder/Planning Board 01/27/00~--i _ .. ~f ~l~ . ~ MINUTES OF THE JOINT CITY OF BOULDER PLANNING BOARD AND THE BOULDER COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION January 27, 2000 Council Chambers Room, Municipal Building 1777 Broadway, 6:00 p.m. The following are the minutes of the January 27, 2000 Joint City of Boulder Planning Board and the Boulder County Planning Commission meeting. A permanent set of these minutes is kept in Central Records, and a tape recording of the meeting is maintained for a period of five to seven years in Central Records (telephone: 303-441-3043). PLANNING BOARD PRESENT: Thomas Krueger, Chairperson Peter Gowen Al Gunter Andria Jacob Tina Nielsen Beth Pommer Mark Ruzzin, Vice Chairperson STAF'~"PRESENT (Boulder County): Graham Billingsley Pete Fogg Denise Grimm s:\pl an\data\cur\bms\000127. min City of Boulder January 27, 2000 Planning Board Minutes 1. CALL TO ORDER Page 2 Chair T. Krueger declared a quorum at 7:00 p.m., and the following business was conducted. 2. DISCUSSION ITEM A. Discussion of the Year 2000 Major Update to the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan. S. Richstone gave an overview on the update to the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan (BVCP), including developing options to add housing, conducting written and telephone surveys, and making public presentations. She said that the present phase is to get direction regarding policy issues, options, and public applications for land designation changes. J. Hagen presented the detailed results of the responses from the telephone and written surveys and answered questions from the Board and Commission. S. Richstone discussed the Planning Reserve and the difference between Area II and Area III lands. B. Johnson gave a presentation on the remaining vacant sites in Area II which could be considered for annexation if they are consistent with BVCP policies. She said that as part of the housing options project, staff reviewed Area II sites for suitability and potentiai to add more affordable housing and to determine if the existing Iand use designations were appropriate. She said that the Housing Options Assessment report describes in rnore detail the environmental, cultural, and social factors used to determine the suitability for increased density in the Area II sites. The staff, Planning Board, and Planning Commission discus~~d what they consider~d appropriate land use designations and uses for some of the sites. ~ ~~~ . B. Johnson discussed th~ A~~~~II Plannirig l~~e~ve which is an interim classification until it is decided whether it should be broug~it into the service area or designated Rural Preservation. She said that staff is evaltt~ting the bount~ri~s;+~~~ie Planning Reserve for the following reasons: 1) The City has made signif cari~ ~Z?t~hases in tl~~~~,;'~) new infortnation for the area has been brought to the ,2 . attention of staffthat was n4t availalil'e earlier; and 3) the Open Space Department is considering the purchase of some land in ~he F~t~aning Reserve. The Planning Commission discussed Transferable Development Rights (TI~R~~~c~~1low more development near the cities rather than in outlying areas, dev~lc~pment in the Planning°'~eserve, the possibiliiy of creating more affordable housing, and requests for service area expansion. G.`Billingsley presented information on potential changes to the current definition of "new urban dev~iopment'° ir~ the BVCP. For instance, he said that as far as the historical record is concerned, Area ~II sht~ula not be subject to the new urban development review process. He cited additional exam~les of problems in land use decisions using the current~ ~iefinition of new urban development. The Planning Commission will discuss at its February 19 meeting any other issues that might be of concern between the Commission and the Planning Board. s: \pl an\data\curibmsi000 I 27. min ~ City of Boulder January 27, 2000 Planning Board Minutes Page 3 The Commission and Board discussed the importance of affordable student housing and how much housing for students, faculty, and staff is provided and is planned by the University of Colorado. They also discussed ways to create more faculty housing such as encouraging the University to loan money to those teachers who are unable to afford homes in Boulder so that they can live in the community and initiating Legislative action to influence the University. 3. ADJOURNMENT The Planning Board adjourned the meeting at 9:05 p.m. s:\p lan\data\cur\bms\000127. m in