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01.20.21 BJAD PacketBoulder Junction Access District (BJAD) Joint Commission – Parking and Travel Demand Management (TDM) Meeting & Boulder Junction Access District (BJAD) – Parking Meeting & Boulder Junction Access District (BJAD) – TDM Meeting January 20, 2021 4 – 6 p.m. Virtual Meeting _____________________________________________________________________________________ AGENDA •Roll Call BJAD-TDM and BJAD-Parking •Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest •Approval of September 16, 2020 and November 18, 2020 Minutes •Public Participation •Consent Agenda – Topics will not be discussed unless there are questions posed by the Commission. Please reference the consent agenda memo. •Matters from Staff o Sidewalk Dismount Zone Update (DK Kemp, Sr. Transportation Planner) o Commission Recruitment Update •Matters from Commissioners Attachments •Draft BJAD Minutes – September 16, 2020 •Draft BJAD Minutes – November 18, 2020 •Special District Boards and Commissions Consent Agenda – January 20, 2021 •Sidewalk Dismount Zone Update – January 2021 TDM Commission Parking Commission Vacant Property Owner/Rep 2023 Kevin Knapp, Vice Chair Property Owner/Rep 2023 Kevin Knapp Property Owner/Rep 2022 Vacant Property Owner/Rep 2022 Andrew Bush, Chair Property Owner/Rep 2021 Andrew Bush Property Owner/Rep 2021 Jennifer Shriver Resident at Large 2025 Vacant Citizen at Large 2025 Susan Prant, Vice Chair Resident at Large 2024 Ryan Cook, Chair Citizen at Large 2024 01.20.21 BJAD Meeting Packet Page 1 BJAD 2021 Priorities 1. Support TVAP Phase 2 Planning 2. Transit Enhancements 3. Enhance District Identity, Branding and Wayfinding 4. 10 Year Plan 5. Capital Improvement Plan 6. TDM Offering Development 7. Neighboring Community Collaboration 01.20.21 BJAD Meeting Packet Page 2 CITY OF BOULDER, COLORADO BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS MEETING MINUTES BOULDER JUNCTION ACCESS DISTRICTS (BJAD) – PARKING AND TRAVEL DEMAND MANAGEMENT (TDM) Meeting Date: September 16, 2020 Board Members Present: Parking: Cook, Knapp, Bush (left at 5:01pm) TDM: Bush (left at 5:01pm), Prant, Knapp, Shriver Staff Present: Bowden, Jones, Woulf, Hayward Person Preparing Summary: Heather Hayward (303) 441-4191 Roll Call BJAD-TDM and BJAD-Parking – Completed. Meeting called to order at 4:10 pm Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest All conflicts of interest have been filed with the Secretary of State. No new conflicts of interest have been brought to the commissions’ attention. Approval of July 22, 2020 Minutes Prant moved to approve minutes. Cook seconded. All in favor. Consent Agenda – Consent agenda was not included in packet. It was emailed to commissioners during meeting. Items were discussed, but not voted upon. Matters from Staff Commissions Retreat Wrap-up (Jones) Vision Themes Word Cloud Update – changes from last retreat session: •TVAP Phase II – Much larger. Should be incorporated into our goals. •Parking, cars, bikes, transit, buses are larger, but people and place still more prominent •Knapp suggested TVAP Phase II should be incorporated into goals. It’s so prominent, that it seems like it should be a separate goal from 10-year plan. Financial Outlook & Planning (Woulf) Woulf provided information on what room the funds have in terms of taking on additional operating or capital costs. He also discussed how the commission can tie in the financial piece into 10-year plan. (see 10.16.20 BJAD Presentation) In response to questions regarding HOP bus route, Jones discussed Danny O’Conner’s updates included in the consent agenda. Moving Forward with BJAD Planning and Priorities (Jones) o Jones discussed the possibility of moving forward with smaller committees and volunteers for these committees. o 10-year Planning and Capital Improvements – Cook and Bush o TDM Offering - Prant and Shriver o Operations and Maintenance – Bush asked about which other districts pay for public infrastructure. Jones said that it varies by district and gave examples. Bush stated that he’d like to see people looking to those who’ve been building things in the area to help in repairs. He also said he’s leery of the commission becoming an infrastructure repairer. Bush suggested the possibility of putting some money into reconfiguring the dysfunctional section. Sept. 16, 2020 BJAD Meeting Minutes 01.20.21 BJAD Meeting Packet Page 3 Commission determined Operations and Maintenance to be a strategy that they could work together on as a group. o Branding and Marketing – Knapp agreed to lead this section. Bush agreed to assist in temporary capacity until someone can replace him. Jones encouraged commissioners to meet in their groups of two prior to next commission meeting to discuss what they’d like to accomplish and to present under Matters from Commissioners at the next meeting. This will lead to the commission’s letter to council. This letter is an annual deliverable from each of the boards and commissions in the city. Matters from Commissioners Discussion Regarding Consent Agenda •December Parade of Lights Motorcade – Prant asked about how bike groups are being accommodated. Jones said he will follow up with Lane Landrith to find more information. •Temporary waiver of minimum parking requirement citywide parking after Oct 31 – In response to question from Prant, Jones said this is still in development and the direction it seems to be going is that parking minimums will continue to be waived beyond Oct 31 on private property. The city will likely be pulling back use of on street parking spaces beyond October 31. Safety is a factor as more ice and snow are coming. •TVAP Phase II – Knapp said he was surprised that they haven’t been briefed or updated since it’s material to their district. Knapp said as a property owner, he hasn’t heard from staff on this either. Jones said he would see if they could get an update in November and they would want to make sure they get input from commissions. Knapp asked about the Implementation Plan isn’t included and asked if Jones could locate a copy of that and distribute it to the commissioners. •Parking permits being offered at Boulder Housing Partners (BHP) for 30 Pearl – In response to question from Cook, Jones said they’ve been approached by BHP during construction of their residences looking for permits. Staff has been looking at leasing temporarily some district owned parking spaces. Originally, they thought this was for BHP employees, but it now seems to be tenants, so may need to rethink. They do have capacity at Boulder Junction. Other Discussion •In response to question from Shriver, Jones said there have been no decisions on opening the street on the West end of Pearl for on-street dining next Spring and Summer. Cook made motion to adjourn. Shriver seconded. Meeting adjourned at 5:24pm FUTURE MEETINGS Meeting Date: November 18, 2020 Location: Virtual Meeting Regular Meeting APPROVED BY: BOULDER JUNCTION ACCESS DISTRICT JOINT COMMISSION Attest: _____________________ _________________________________ Heather Hayward, Secretary Ryan Cook, Chair, Parking __________________________________ Andrew Bush, Chair, TDM Sept. 16, 2020 BJAD Meeting Minutes 01.20.21 BJAD Meeting Packet Page 4 CITY OF BOULDER, COLORADO BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS MEETING MINUTES BOULDER JUNCTION ACCESS DISTRICTS (BJAD) – PARKING AND TRAVEL DEMAND MANAGEMENT (TDM) Meeting Date: November 18, 2020 Board Members Present: Parking: Cook (left at 5:13pm), Knapp, Bush (absent) TDM: Bush (absent), Prant, Knapp, Shriver Staff Present: Jones, Bowden, Woulf, Wiebenson, Landrith, Hagelin Person Preparing Summary: Heather Hayward (303) 441-4191 Roll Call BJAD-TDM and BJAD-Parking – Completed. Bush absent. No quorum for BJAD-Parking Commission. Meeting called to order at 4:03 pm. Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest All conflicts of interest have been filed with the Secretary of State. No new conflicts of interest have been brought to the commissions’ attention. Approval of September 16, 2020 Minutes •Minutes to be approved at next meeting due to lack of quorum of BJAD Parking Commission. •Knapp stated that he would like TVAP Phase II be called out as a separate, focused priority for the commission. Public Participation Lisa White joined the meeting from the public. She said the company she works for is going to be moving to the Boulder Junction Access District at the end of next year. Their company has a substantial number of employees that take the bus or bicycle to work and are concerned about the number of employees who may have to start driving. Hagelin discussed city TDM benefits provided through the General Improvement District including Eco passes, Bike Share memberships and car share memberships. The City will be putting out an RFP in 2021 for expansion of the shared micro mobility program, which will include a transition to E-bike share and E-scooters. Other potential TDM programs could be Uber and Lift. RTD is looking at a 40-60% decrease in transit service throughout their service area, but the City is still looking at HOP expansion in 2021. Prant asked about HOP and whether one line will provide transit back and forth between bus station and Junction. Hagelin said he will have Danny O’Connor send the commission the most recent map of the service. Jones shared that TDM offering is a top priority in 2021 for BJAD and they work very closely with Boulder Transportation Connections. Knapp encouraged Lisa White and her colleagues to reach out to the city if they have interest in joining BJAD Commissions. Consent Agenda – No questions asked. Nov. 18, 2020 BJAD Meeting Minutes 01.20.21 BJAD Meeting Packet Page 5 Matters from Staff BJAD Commissions Letter to City Council •Jones and Cook discussed the framework for the letter to Council that had been prepared, based on information received from commission. The board secretary will send this letter to commissioners for changes and then distribute for final approval. •Prant stated that she would like concerns about micro-mobility projects included in the letter. She discussed concerns that B-Cycle/Boulder Bike Share will not be able to provide service and that may result in a long wait until the next provider can be secured. Access Management and Parking Strategy (AMPS) Implementation and Progress: Revitalizing Access in Boulder (Jones/Hagelin) See 11.18.20 BJAD Presentation. •Prant and Shriver discussed concerns about the vagueness of the project presentation and stated they would like to see more concrete examples of challenges and potential solutions. •Jones said that the current touch with boards and commissions is to introduce the work and let people know that these are the types of conversations they want to have through this process. They don’t want to presume the outcomes. Their next touch with this group will be a strategy conversation where they will have more concrete examples of things that they could employ that they want feedback on. Bowden suggested the project team and allies might state the problems they will address, potential outcomes they might explore, and what this project will not explore, in order to provide framework. Matters from Commissioners Prant requested B-cycle updates. Bowden suggested adding an update on this to the consent agenda for the next meeting. Meeting adjourned at 5:32pm FUTURE MEETINGS Meeting Date: January 20, 2020 Location: Virtual Meeting Regular Meeting APPROVED BY: BOULDER JUNCTION ACCESS DISTRICT JOINT COMMISSION Attest: _____________________ _________________________________ Heather Hayward, Secretary Ryan Cook, Chair, Parking __________________________________ Andrew Bush, Chair, TDM Nov. 18, 2020 BJAD Meeting Minutes 01.20.21 BJAD Meeting Packet Page 6 V2 01/04/21 City of Boulder Special District Board Consent Agenda University Hill Commercial Area Management Commission (UHCAMC) - January 5, 2021 Downtown Management Commission (DMC) – January 12, 2021 Boulder Junction Access District (BJAD) Commissions – January 20, 2021 Updates on Community Vitality work plan programs and projects for city special district boards. These updates are for informational purposes only and require no discussion or votes. Special District Updates •UHGID Light Pole Replacement Complete. The long-awaited replacement of pedestrian scale light poles in the Hill Commercial Area is now complete. The new LED poles save energy and provide a safer experience for night-time visitors to the district. •UHGID Comprehensive Landscape Plan Designer Selected. Russell + Mills Studios of Ft. Collins, which designed the Hill Event Street in 2017, was selected by a joint committee of commissioners and staff to design a comprehensive approach to replacing trees that were removed in 2020 because of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). A draft design will be presented for public input at the March UHCAMC meeting. •CAGID Garage Stairwell Replacement Project Updates. The west stairs of the Pearl St. garage are closed and being sand cleaned to remove corrosion in preparation for installation of the new treads/risers. They should be complete in January, at which point work on the last remining stairwell (north) will commence for completion in April. Work is also being done on the north staircase of the Spruce garage for completion in mid- January, at which point installation of the west stairwell begins for completion in April. •BJAD Depot Square Parking Enforcement Contract. A contract under which the City would take on parking enforcement in the Depot Square garage is currently undergoing comments and review. An agreement is projected for final approval in January 2021. Community Vitality Updates •Boulder COVID-19 Business Impact Follow Up Survey The City of Boulder conducted online surveys in April and October to better understand and respond to impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on businesses. More than 500 businesses participated in the October survey, and nearly all respondents (94%) reported their business had been impacted by the pandemic, including reductions in revenue and other financial impacts (87%), reductions in staffing levels or wages (75%), reduced operations or closures (63%). More than 90% of respondents made operational changes and 77% used financial assistance, information resources, or technical assistance to help address impacts of the pandemic. Here is an executive summary and detailed report . •Retail S.O.S. / Bonus Bucks Program Outcome. The City’s Retail S.O.S. program was created using federal CARES Act funding to support small retail businesses and incentivize local shopping this holiday season. The program sold out in less than one Special District Boards and Commissions Consent Agenda 01.20.21 BJAD Meeting Packet Page 7 V2 01/04/21 week and is now over. The program resulted in the distribution of more than $250,000 in gift card/bonus cards, with more than $140,000 redeemed to-date. •Restaurant S.O.S. Program Update. The Restaurant S.O.S. Program launched in November to support local restaurants by eliminating delivery fees for both customers and restaurants through December 30, 2020. The program was operated by a third-party delivery company, Nosh Boulder, that was selected through a competitive process. Customers can continue to order from Nosh Boulder to support participating restaurants: under the agreement with the city, Nosh will cap its restaurant fees at 15% either through 2021 or until indoor capacity restrictions due to COVID are lifted, whichever occurs first. •Access Management and Parking Strategy (AMPS) Implementation. The project team is in the early stages of developing recommendations for both how neighborhood parking is managed and a community-driven parking pricing approach. A series of Virtual Engagement Modules are available to be added to upcoming meeting, event, and workshop agendas to provide an overview about the project and facilitate feedback. To include an engagement module in an upcoming meeting, contact Michele Scanze scanzem@bouldercolorado.gov. Staff will present project updates to City Council on January 26, 2021. More information: www.access4boulder.com City of Boulder Updates •Boulder County New Small Business Grant Program. Boulder County, in partnership with local government and nonprofit partners, will offer a small business grant program in January funded by the State of Colorado, which has specified that eligibility for the funding is limited to restaurants, bars (including breweries, wineries, and distilleries), caterers, movie theaters, gyms, and recreation centers with annual receipts of $2.5 million or less. To qualify, businesses must have experienced at least a 20% reduction in revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic since March 26, 2020. Boulder County will receive notice from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs by Jan. 15, 2021 regarding the total amount of funding that will be available to county small businesses. Grant awards will range from $3,500 to $7,500, as specified in Senate Bill 20B-001. The online application will open in early January 2021 and be open for at least 21 days. •Boulder County exploration of 5-Star Certification Application. The City of Boulder and several Boulder Business Response and Recovery Alliance organizations have joined peer city organizations and Boulder County Public Health in exploring an application for participation in the recently announced State of Colorado 5-Star Certification Program. If pursued and approved by the County Commissioners, local hospital leadership and the County Sheriff, an application would be presented on behalf of Boulder County to the State. Participation in the 5-Star Program may allow for eligible businesses to seek individual certification allowing them to operate at “one level lower” than the applicable emergency health order restriction in their jurisdictions unless prohibited by a municipal ordinance to the contrary. The state has already issued approvals for Summit, Douglas and Larimer counties. The city will continue to prioritize public safety and, with peer cities, monitor County discussions on the topic. Special District Boards and Commissions Consent Agenda 01.20.21 BJAD Meeting Packet Page 8 CITY OF BOULDER Boulder Junction Access District January 21, 2021 meeting To: Boulder Junction Access District From: Dave “DK” Kemp, Senior Transportation Planner - Transportation and Mobility Department Date: January 21, 2021 Subject: Sidewalk Dismount Zone and Micromobility Timeline The purpose of this memo is to provide an update regarding the sidewalk dismount zone within the Boulder Junction Area and to garner feedback from the Boulder Junction Access District The current dismount zones for human-powered devices, such as bikes and skateboards, are based solely on land use zoning throughout the City of Boulder, and not particularly intuitive to the general public. Based on council interest, staff is proposing to decouple the land-use zoning component from the dismount zone ordinance which will require a modification to Boulder Revised Code: 7-5-10. Instead, specific dismount zone maps for downtown Boulder and University Hill commercial areas have been developed to designate the revised dismount zones. Following a staff review of Boulder Junction, staff is not recommending a designated sidewalk dismount zones in this area due to the existing facilities along Pearl Parkway, which consists of a multi-way boulevard designed for bicycle and pedestrian traffic; and Junction Place, which consists of bike lanes and a shared street. Another reason for this proposed change is that there are many areas of the city where bicycling is prohibited on the sidewalk, but adjacent bike lanes may either not exist or the level of traffic stress within the existing bike lane is unacceptable for some people. The revised dismount zones will expand the sidewalk locations where bicycling will be allowed but will maintain existing dismount zones in high pedestrian volume areas, including Downtown Boulder. This change will make it easier for community members to discern where cycling and skateboarding is allowed and more feasible for staff to appropriately sign and mark, as well as educate users on the limits of the dismount zones. Staff maintains the flexibility in the ordinance to designate new dismount zones using signing and markings, should the need arise outside of the mapped dismount zones. The revision of the city’s dismount zones is part of a greater micromobility planning effort to update the Boulder Revised Code to regulate the use of all forms of micromobility operating in the city’s public Right of Way. Micromobility is a term used to define small, lightweight human and electric-powered devices, such as, bicycles, skateboards, kick-scooters, rollerblades, e- scooters, e-bikes and e-skateboards. A proposed Micromobility Ordinance modifying several sections within Title 7 of the Boulder Revised Code will be presented to the Transportation Sidewalk Dismount Zone Update 01.20.21 BJAD Meeting Packet Page 9 Advisory Board on February 8 as a public hearing and to City Council on March 3 for first reading of the ordinance and March 16 as the second reading and public hearing. In addition to regulating the use of micromobility devices (both shared and private), staff is also in the process of developing Boulder’s Shared Micromobility Program. Boulder B-Cycle has provided bike share services for the City of Boulder since 2011. The City of Boulder is looking to evolve its current Shared Micromobility Program to expand the service areas and include new technology, including e-bikes and e-scooters. Staff will issue a request for proposals in 1st quarter 2021 to provide micromobility services and will select an operator(s) to provide both shared e-bikes and e-scooters. City Council has directed staff to include the operation of shared e-scooters only east of 28th Street as part of the initial program. Staff anticipates a refined or new program to be operational 3rd quarter 2021. If an operator other than Boulder B-Cycle is selected through the RFP process, BJAD’s Transportation Demand Management program will need to be modified to accommodate a new shared micromobility platform to continue subsidizing shared micromobility trips for residents and employees living and working in Boulder Junction. Additional background information regarding micromobility can be found in the October 27 City Council Study Session staff memos. Council direction following the study session presentations and discussions can be found in the City Council Study Session Summary. ### Sidewalk Dismount Zone Update 01.20.21 BJAD Meeting Packet Page 10