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2 - Site Review Process - Planning Board and Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board "overlap" materiaMEMORANDt1N1 TO: Planning Board Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board FROM: Ruth McHeyser, Interim Planning Director Bob Cole, Current Planning Manager Susan Richstone, Interim Long Range Planning Manager Chris Meschuk, Historic Preservation Planner James Hewat, Historic Preservation Planner DATE: October 26`", 2006 SUBJECT: Materials for Joint Planning Board/Landmarks Meeting Item and Issue: Attached are materials intended to facilitate discussion of items listed on the Joint Planning Board/ Landmarks Board Meeting agenda. ATTACHMENTS: A. Map of Designated and Potential Historic Districts B. Interface Map of Downtown Historic District C. Site Review Criteria (9-2-14 of the Boulder Revised Code) D. Planning Board Review ofpending historic district applications (9-11-5(e) of the Boulder Revised Code) E. General Design Guidelines for Boulder's Historic Districts F. 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Sounciary ~%, ''~ I Do~r•i-to~~~n Historic Ilistrict 1:s000 200 0 200 400 Feet :~ttachment C Site Review Criteria E~cerpted from 9-2-14, Boulder Revised Code (a) Criteria for Review No site review application shall be approved unless the approving a~ency finds that: (1) Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan: (A) The proposed site plan is consistent with the purposes and policies of the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan. (B) The proposed development shall not exceed the maximum density associated with the Boulder Vallek Comnrehensive Plan residential land use designation. Additionally, if the densitv of existing residential development within a three-hundred-foot area surrounding the site is at or exceeds the density permitted in the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan. then the maximum density permitted on the site shall not exceed the lesser of: (i) The density pemvtted in the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan, or, (ii) The maximum number of units that could be placed on the site without waiving or varying any of the requirements of Chapter 9- 8, "Intensity Standards," B.R.C. 1981. (C) The proposed development's success in meetin~ the broad range of BVCP policies considers Ihe economic feasibility of i~nplementation techniques required to meet other site review criteria. (2) Site Design: Projects should preserve and enhance the community's unique sense of place through creative design that respects historic character, relationship to the natural environment, and its physical setting. Projects should utilize site desigo techniques ~r~hich enhance the quality of the project. In determining whether this Subsection is met, the approving agency will consider the following factors: (A) Open Space: Open space. includin~. without limita[ion, parks, recreation areas, and playgrounds: (i) Useable open space is arranged to be accessible and funetional; (ii) Private open space is provided for each detached residential unit; (iii) The project provides for the preservation of or mitigation of adverse impacts to natural features, including, without limitation. healthy long-lived trees, significant plant communities, ground and surface water, wetlands, riparian areas, drainage areas, and species on the federal Endangered Species List, "Species of Special Concern in Boulder County" designated by Boulder Counry, or prairie dogs (Cynomys ludiovicianus} which is a species of local concern, and their habitat; ~CENDA ITFfVi ~ ~ per_G `T The enclosed map replaces the map on page two of the October 26th Planning Board memo Central Records Desi nated and Potential Historic Districts 9 City of Boulder, Co/orado E~ 3 +4V x x , . .N .~ . .ELDER-. -~AVE~ -. -..~~R~ N rii y N LL .~~..` r ~~ . . . . . _"._ DELL W06Q . . ~- I~ . . - . - _.' ~ 3 ~UELLWOOD- `-fME', N % tn ~ r CHEST = ~ ~w Q c~ j~~' ~ = 4' ~ I S 2 2 ~ i- f. 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' / \ ,, ~.~ ~ N \, ~~ ~/ 0---- ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ (~ \ ~ _~ I iversity Place y ~ `~ N F ~', ~ U ~y I I i '' = s 16th Street ~' ~'~ ~ ` `` ~ I I ' p~` ~ ~ ' - . _ ---- - - - ~~~ } ;i _ ~ ~ I ~ ~ Expanded R ~ ~'~ ~,', , , CnataQua sutdi~~s~on str~ UniveBity Hill ~ N NG'\ / A-BLUEBELLRD ~~ " ' ' - -- B-KINNIKINICRD . y / / ~~ C- CLEMATIS DR Floral Park - AvE . . . . ~ D- GAILLAR~IA LN _ _ ~ 1..--_-_ y O - E MORNING GLORY DR I ~ ~ ' Q. -- W -- -- ~- -~- ~ - ' ~ ~ F-PRIMROSER~ ~ ~ EF ~„Z N G-ASTORLN m m - ~ -BtUPBELL ~ ~ AVE ' -- H- LUPINE LN ~ C -~- -- -- -- ~ 1- GOLDEN ROD DR I m_ __ J- WIL~ ROSE LN Chautauqua K-BOGGESCR ~ `~ ~/ Pafk , -VE . - - --- ~ ~>~ O G P Y(ING- ~ AVF - Z ~ ~ / ~ ' Y Z ~ ~ a ~ ~ ~ ifiN I\ ~ m~ o~ w0a oa W ~a i ~ ~ / ~x ; ~ m ° I U O ! :~R~ ~~ v ~ ' / i -_ _ ___` ,,,'-'. ( , . Local Historic Areas r~ ,\ \~ < ~ o SUa,ECr o qEY'SIa^ ~wo,~,~. ~~ Potential Local Historic District ~ ,~.~~b~-~~W~,~-~~~~~~«~~~~-~~ o--~_ ~ dm~,da~ ~ ». ~,~ .a~ ..~,. M_ .,.. . ~~..~a~.~d~ ~ , Y. ~ ~ , ~ o , . , ~ ~ ~ ~ ~»~.da..o~~~~.~..~.~,om ~,,. b~.~m~~,.«,.~.,.~.~..,,,~.~,~o Designated Local Historic District '~~~ °"'".`~'°"°"""°"'°°"°""."°"'"'""'""m"'~'~""°~"°'""'..°".'""~°' ~+ "`°~'°`°~."~:~~~: n:~d~ ~~..m~a..m,~,~~~~..~a,;~w,~,,, "~e. . , o,.., ~. , .~. ~,. ~ ~ ~ ~ , ~, ~, (iv) The open space provides a relief to the density, both within the project and from surrounding developmenr, (v) Open space designed for active recreational purposes is of a size that it will be functionally useable and located in a safe and convenient proximity to the uses to which it is meant to serve; (vi) The open space provides a buffer to protect sensitive environmental features and natural areas; and (vri) If possible, open space is linked to an area- or city-wide system. (B) Open Space in Mired Use Developments (Developments that contain a mi.r of residential and non-residential uses) (i) The open space provides for a balance of private and shared areas for the residential uses and common open space that is available for use by both the residential and non-residential uses that will meet the needs of the anticipated residents, occupants, tenants, and visitors of the property; and (ii) The open space provides active areas and passive areas that will meet the needs of the anticipated residents, occupants, tenants, and visitors of the property and are compatible with the surrounding azea or an adopted plan forthe area. (C) Landscaping (i) The project provides for aesthetic enhancement and a variety of plant and hazd surface materials, and the selection of materials provides for a variety of colors and contrasts and the preservation or use of local native vegetation where appropriate; (u) Landscape design attempts to avoid, minimize, or mitigate impacts to important native species, plant communities of special concem,threatened and endangered species and habitat by integrating the existing natural environment into the project; (iu) The project provides significan[ amounts of plant material sized in excess of the landscaping requirements of Section 9-9-10, "Landscaping and Screening Standards" and Section 9-9-11, "Streetscape Design Standazds," B.R.C. 1981; and (iv) The setbacks, yazds, and useable open space along public rights- of-way aze landscaped to provide attractive streetscapes, to enhance architectural features, and to contribute to the development of an attractive site plan. (D) Circulation: Circulation, including, without limitation, the transportation system that serves the property, whether public or private and whether constructed by the developer or not: (i) High speeds are discouraged or a physical separation between streets and the projectis provided; AGENDA (TENi ~ ~ PAGE ~ (ii) Potentia] corrt]icts with vehicles are minimized; (iri) Safe and convenient connections accessible to the public within the project and be[ween the project and existing and proposed transportation systems are provided, including, without limitation, streets, bikeways, pedestrianways and trails; (iv) Alternatives to the automobile are promoted by incorporating site design techniques, land use pattems, and supporting infrastructure that suppoRs and encourages walking, biking, and other alternatives to the single-occupant vehicle; (v) Where practical and beneficial, a significant shift away from single-occupant vehicle use to alternate modes is promoted through the use of travel demand management techniques; (vi) On-site facilities for external linkage are provided with other modes of transportation, where applicable; (vri) The amount of land devoted to the street system is minimized; and (viii) The project is designed for the types of traffic expected, including, without limitation, automobiles, bicycles, and pedestrians, and provides safety, separation from living areas, and control of noise and exhaust. (E) Parking (i) The project incorporates into the design of parking areas measures to provide safety, convenience, and separation of pedestrian movements from vehicular movements; (ii) The design of parking azeas makes efficient use of the land and uses the minimum amount of land necessary to meet the parking needs of the project; (iii) Pazking areas and lighting are designed to reduce the visual impact on the project, adjacent properties, and adjacent streets; and (iv) Parking areas utilize landscaping materials to provide shade in excess of the requirements in 5ubsection 9-9- ~,"Parking Area Design Standards," and Section 9-9- 12,"Parking Lot Landscaping Standards," B.R.C.1981. (F) Building Design, Livability, and Relationship to the Existing or Proposed Surrounding Area (i) The building height, mass, scale, orientation, and configuration are compatible with the existing character of the area or the chazacter established by an adopted plan for the area; (ii) The height of buildings is in general proportion to the height of existing buildings and the proposed or projected heights of approved buildings or approved plans for the immediate area; ri3ENDA ITEP.~ x ~AGE~ (iu) The orientation of buildings minimizes shadows on and blocking of views from adjacent properties; (iv) If the chazacter of the area is identifiable, the project is made compatible by the appropriate use of color, materials, landscaping,signs,and lighting; (v) Buildings present an attractive streetscape, incorporate architectural and site design elements appropriate to a pedestrian scale, and provide for the safety and convenience of pedestrians; (vi) To the extent practical, the project provides public amenities and planned public facilities; (vii) For residential projects, the project assists the community in producing a variety of housing types, such as multi-family, townhouses, and detached single-family units as well as mixed lot sizes, number of bedrooms, and sizes of units; (vrii) For residential projects, noise is minimized between units, between buildings, and from either on-site or off-site external sourcesthrough spacing,landscaping, and building materials; (ix) A lighting plan is provided which augments security, energy conservation, safety, and aesthetics; (x) The projectincorporates the natural environmentinto the design and avoids, minimizes, or mitigates impacts to namral systems; (xi) Cut and fill are minimized on the site, the design of buildings conforms to the natural contours of the land, and the site design minimizes erosion, slope instability, landslide, mudflow or subsidence, and minimizes the potential threat to property caused by geological hazards. (G) Solar Siting and Construcfion: For the purpose of ensuring the maximum potential for utilization of solar energy in the city, all applicants for residential site reviews shall place streets, lots, open spaces, and buildings so as to maximize the potential for the use of solar energy in accordance with the following solar siting cri[eria: (i) Placemenr of Oven Snace and Streets: Open space areas are located wherever practical to protect buildings from shading by other buildings within the development or from buildings on adjacent properties. Topography and other natural features and constraints may justify deviations from this criterion. (ii) Lot Lavout and Buildine Sitina: Lots are oriented and buildings are sited in a way which maximizes the solar potential of each principal building. Lots are designed to facilitate siting a strucmre which is unshaded by other nearby strucmres. Wherever practical, buildings are sited close to the north lot line ro increase yard space to the south for better owner control of shading. AvENDA ITEiub ~: ~ PAGE? (iii) Buildine Form: The shapes of buildings are designed to maximize utilization of solaz energy. Buildings shall meet the solar access protection and solaz siting requirements of Sectio~ 9-9-17, "Solar Access," B.R.C. 1981. (iv) Landscaoin¢: The shading effects of proposed landscaping on adjacent buildings are minimized. . (H) Additional Criteria for Poles Above the Permitted Height: No site review application for a pole above the pemutted height will be approved unless the approving agency finds all of the following: (i) 'Fhe light pole is required for nighttime recreation activities, which are : ompatible with the surrounding neighborhood, or the light or tra?fic signal pole is required for safety, or the electrical utility pole is required ro serve the needs oF the city; and (ri) The pole is at the minimum height appropriate to accompiish the purposes for which the pole u~as erected and is designed and constructed so as to mininuze light and electromagnetic pollution. (I) Land Use Intensiry Modifications ~ Potenti¢I Land Use Intensitv Modifications (a) The density of a project may be increased in the BR-1 district through a reduction of the lot area requirement or in [he Downtown (DT), BR-2, or MU-3 districts through a ieduction in the open space requicements. (b) The open space requirements in all Downtown (DT) districts may be reduced by up to one hundred percent. (c) The open space per ]ot requirements for the total amount of open space required on the lot in the BR-2 district may be reduced by up to £fry percent. (d) Land use intensity may be increased up to 25 percent in the BR-1 district through a reduction of the lot area requirement. (ii) Additional Criteria for Larul Use Lntensiri Modifieations: A land use intensity increase will be permitted up to the maximum amount set forth below if the approving agency finds tha[ the criteria in Subsection (h) "Criteria for Review" of this Section and following criteria have been met: (a) Open Space Needs Met: The needs of the project's occupants and visitors for high quality and functional useable open space can Ue met adequately; (b) Character of Project and Area: The open space reduction dces not adversely affect the character of the development nor the character of the surrounding area; and (c) Open Space and Lot Area Reductions: The specific '~~'ENDH ~7'Efv~ ~ ~ PAGE...().._. percentage reduction in open space or lot azea requested by the applicant is justified by any one or combination of the following site design features not to exceed the maximum reduction set forth above: (i) Close proximity to a public mall or park for which the developmen[ is specially assessed or to which the project contributes funding of capital improvements beyond that required by the pazks and recreation component of the development excise tax set forth in Chapter 3-8, "Development Excise Tax," B.R.C. 1981: maximum one hundred percent reduction in all Downtown (DT) districts and ten percent in the BR-1 district; (ii) Architectural treatment that results in reducing the apparent bulk and mass of the structure or structures and site planning which increases the openness of the site: maximum five percent reduction; (ui) A common park, recreation, or playground area functionally useable and accessible by the development's occupants for active recreational purposes and sized for the number of inhabitants of the development, maximum five percent reduction; or developed facilities within the project designed to meet the active recreational needs of the occupants: maximum five percent reduction; (iv) Permanent dedication of the development to use by a unique residential population whose needs for comentional open space are reduced: maximum five percent reduction; (v) The reduction in open space is part of a development with a mix of residential and non- residential uses within an BR-2 zoning district that, du° to the ratio of residential to non- residential uses and because of the size, type, and mix of dwelling units, the need for open space is reduced: maximum reduction fifreen percent; and (vi) The reduction in open space is part of a development with a mix of residential and non- residential uses within an BR-2 zoning district that provides high quality urban design elements that will meet the needs of anticipated residents, occupants, tenants, and visitors of the property or will accommodate public gatherings, important activities, or events in the life of the community and its people, that may include, <ai:ENDA i7EN+x ~ P/1GE_~~_ without iimitation, recreational or cultural amenities, intimate spaces that foster social ioteraction, street fumimre, landscaping, and hard surface treatments for the open space: maximum reduction 25 percent. Q) Additional Criteria for Floor Area Ratio Increase for Buildings in the BR-I Dutrict (i) Process: For buildings in the BR-1 district, the floor area ratio ("FAR") pemutted under Section 9-7-1, "Schedule of Form and Bulk Standards," B.R.G 198 t, may be increased by the city manager under the criteria set forth in this Subsection. (ii) Maximum FAR Increase: The maximum FAR increase allowed for buildiogs thirty-five feet and over in height in t6e BR-1 district shall be from 2:1 to 4:1. (iu) Criteria for the BR-1 District: The FAR may be increased in the BR-1 district to the extent allowed in paragraph (ii) of this Subsection if the approving agency finds that the following criteria are met: (a) Site and building design provide open space exceeding the required useable open space by at least ten percent: an increase in FAR not to exceed 0.25:1. (b) Site and building design provide private outdoor space for each office unit equal to at least ten percent of the lot area for buildings 25 feet and under and at least 20 percent of the lot area for buildings above 25 feet: an increase in FAR not to exceed 0.25:1. (c) Site and building design provide a street front facade and an alley facade at a pedestrian scale, including, without limitation, features such as awnings and windows, well-defined building entrances, and other building details: an increase in FAR not to exceed 0.25:1. (d) For a building containing residential and non-residential uses in which neither use comprises less than 25 percent of [he total squ2re footage: an increase in FAR not to exceed I:1. (e) The unused portion of the allowed FAR of historic buildings designated as landmarks under Chapter 9-11, "His[oric Preservation," B.RC. 1981, may be transferred to other sites in the same zoning district. However, the increase in FAR of a proposed building to which FAR is transferred under this paragraph may not exceed an increase of 0.5:1. (~ For a building which provides one full level of parking below gcade, an increase in FAR not to exceed 0.5:1 may be granted. (I~ Additiona[ Criteria for Parking Reductions .'~NDA rT'~h~~ ~ ~PqG~ ~~ The off-street pazking requirements of Section 9-7-1, "Schedule of Form and Bulk Standazds," B.R.C. 1981, may be modified as follows: (i) Process: The city manager may grant a pazking reduction not to exceed fifty percent of the required pazking. The planning board or city council may grant a reduction exceeding fifty percent. (u) Crireria: Upon submission of documentation by the applicant of how the project meets the following criteria, the approving agency may approve proposed modifications to the pazking requirements of Section 9-7- 1"Schedule of Form and Bulk Standards," B.R.C. 1981, if it finds that (a) For residential uses, the probable number of motor vehicles to be owned by occupants of and visitors to dwellings in the project will be adequately accommodated; (b) The pazking needs of any non-residential uses will be adequately accommodated through on-street parking or off-street parking; (c) A mix of residential with either office or retail uses is proposed, and the pazking needs of all uses will be accommodated through shared parking; (d) If joint use of common parking areas is proposed, varying time periods of use will accommodate proposed pazking needs; and (e) If the number of off-street parking spaces is reduced because of the nature of the occupancy, the app(icant provides assurances that the namre of the occupancy will not change. (L) Additional Giteria for Off-Site Parking: The parking required under Section 9-9-6, "Parking Standazds," B.R.C. 1981, may be located on a separate lot if the following conditions are met: (i) The lots are held in common ownership; (ii) The separate lot is in the same zoning district and located within three hundred feet of the lot that it serves; and (iii) The property used for off-site parking under this Subsection continues under common ownership or control. „~:`tNDHITEIU•: _!!..;_r+NGE__I/ Y :t~~li:fient D ChaQter 9-Ll: Hisluric Presen~ation Sec 9•11-6: Council Ordinance llesignating Landmark or Eiistoric Dis[rict lc) Critetia for Review (c) CRITERiA FOR REVIEW The landmarks board shall determine whether the proposed desionation conforms with the purposes and standards in Sections 9-I1-1, "Legislative Intent." and 9-11-3, "City Council May Designate Landmarks and Historic Districts," B.R.C. 1931. Within fotty-five days after the hearing date first set, the board shall adopt specific written findings and conclusions approving, modifying and approving, or disapproving the proposal. Within thirty days of its action, the board shall notify the city counci] of any dzcision disapproving a designation or shall refer a proposal tha[ it has approved to the council for its further actioa The time requirements of this subsection may be waived if mutually agreed upon by the board. the applicant, and the owner, if o[her than the applicant. (d) FL*inL DEClsiox A decision of the landmarks board disapproving a proposed designation or amendment is finat unless called up by the ciry council or appealed pursuant to section 9-11-7, B.R.C. (e) PLn~~t.T~c so.a~ REV~w Within fony-five days of the landmarks board's decision to recommend approval on a proposal to establish an historic distric[, the planning board shall revie~n~ the proposal and report to the city council on its land use implications. 9-11-6: COLINCIL ORDINANCE DESIGNATING LANDi~IARK OR HISTORIC DISTRICT (a~ CITY COUNCIL HEARING, NOTICE Within one hundred days afrer the date of any decision of the landmarks board recommending approva] of a proposed designation, amendment, or revocation of a landmark or historic district, the city council shall hold a public hearing on the proposal under the procedures prescribed by - Chapter 1-3. "Quasi-Judicial Hearings," B.R.C. 1981. The city manager shall publish notice of K [he time, date, place, and subjec[ matter of the hearing in a newspaper of general circula[ion in the city at least ren days before the hearing. (b) FnvntNCs Within forty-five days af[er the hearing date prescribed by subsection (a) of this section, un{ess otherwise mutualiy agreed upon by the city council, the applicant, and the owner, if other than the applicant. the city council shall adopt specific wri[ten findings and conclusions. The findings and conclusions will address whether the designation meets the purposes and standards in Subsections 9-11-1(a) and Section 9-11-2, "City Council May Designa[e Landmarks and Historic Districts," B.R.C. 1981, in balance with the goals and policies of the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan. The city council shall approve by ordinance, modify and approve by ordinance, or disapprove the proposed designation. (c) ORDINANCE DESIGNATING LANDMARK OR DISTRICT In each ordinance designating a landmark or historic district, the city council shall include a description of chazacteristics of the landmark or district justifying its designation, a description of the particulaz features that shouid be preserved, and the location and boundaries of the landmark site or district. The council may also indicate alterations that would have a significant impact upon or be potentially detrimental to the ]andmark site or the district. Bouldeq Colorado Land Use Code Adopted July S2, .006 Effectrve September 15, twb For training purposes only. This document indudes materials hom Ordinance No.7A75 was not et'i'ective and Or 'nance No. 7484 was not yet passed on the date of the printing of this docu~~ynp ~ fl/~ ~~ pAGE ~