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Minutes - Planning Board - 10/7/2010 CITY OF BOULDER PLANNING BOARD ACTION MINUTES October 7, 2010 1777 Broadway, Council Chambers A pennanent set of these minutes and a tape recording (maintained for a period of seven years) are retained in Central Records (telephone: 303-441-3043). Minutes and streaming audio are also available on the web at: http://www.bouldercolorado.gov/ PLANNING BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Bill Ilolicky Tim Plass Andrew Shoemaker, Chair Mary Young Elise Jones Danica Powell PLANNING BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT: Willa Johnson STAFF PRESENT: David Gehr, Assistant City Attorney Susan Rich:stone, Comprehensive Planning Manager Sam Assefa, Senior Urban Planner Chris Meschuk, Planner H Charles Ferro, Land Use Review Manager Jessica Vaughn, Planner I Debbie Fox, Administrative Specialist III 1. CALL TO ORDER Chair, A. Shoemaker, declared a quorum at 6:07 p.m. and the following business was conducted. 2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES 3. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION A. Dr. Eric Zacharias, 602 Windgate - spoke to the BVCP and asked for the addition of guidelines to promote a healthy lifestyle and offered guidelines for a more active lifestyle. He provided the board a copy of the 2008 US Department of Health and Human Service's 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. 4. DISCUSSION OF DISPOSITIONS, PLANNING BOARD CALL-UPS A. Use Review, LUR2010-000535603, Arapahoe Ave. For the establishment of an educational center and non-membership based personal training service in a 4,253 s.f suite in an existing six-unit office building. The board (lid not call up these items. 1 S. ACTION ITEMS A. Public hearing and consideration of a Site Review for height Modification #LUR2010- 00042 located at 1946 Hardscrabble Drive, to modify the height of the proposed addition (364 square feet) not to exceed 44' from the maximum permitted height of 35' within the Residential Low-2 (RL-2) zone district. The area of the site is 4,967 square feet. Staff Presentation J. Vaughn presented the item to the board. Applicant Presentation Kyle Callahan, 2121 30th Street, Suite 102, architect for the applicant presented the item to the board. Public Hearing No one fi-om the public addressed the board. Board Discussion Motion On a motion by'['. Plass, seconded by E Jones. the I'lannin.g Board approved (6-0) (W. Johnson ahsent) Site Review 1-feig,ht Modification Review N1JR2010-(301142 incorporating' the staff memorandum and the attached Site Review Criteria Checklist as findings of fact, subject to the recommended Conditions of Approval below: RECOMMENDED CONDITIONS OF APPROVAL I . The Applicant shall be responsible for ensuring that the development shall be in compliance with all approved plans, including exterior elevations and street elevations dated June 29, 2010, and site plan and solar shadow analysis dated September 2, 2010 and on file in the City of Boulder Planning Department, except that the development may be modified by the conditions of this approval. 2. The Applicant shall comply with all previous conditions contained in any previous approvals, except to the extent that any previous conditions may be inconsistent with this approval, including, but not limited to, the following: Shanahan Ridge 6 PUD. 3. The Applicant shall ensure that the addition shall not exceed the height of 44 feet in accordance with the City's definition of height found in chapter 9-16, "Definitions," B.R.C. 1981. D. Gehr was excused from the remainder of the meeting. 6. MATTERS FROM THE PLANNING BOARD, PLANNING DIRECTOR, AND CITY ATTORNEY A. Discussion of the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan (BVCP) Major Update and Sustainable Streets and Centers Project for the Oct. 12 Joint Study Session with City Council 7 A. Shoemaker gave an overview of the process for the October 12 Joint Study Session with City Council. Community Design Concept Paper Each of the board members commented on the fact the document was well-written, comprehensive and a model for other communities. The board discussed how to present their views at the Study Session. It was decided that one person will present a 30 second summary of the Planning Board's view. A. Shoemaker addressed the need to incorporate public health as a policy to help create an environment that is conducive to a healthy lifestyle. It could also be part of the social sustainability policy, as well as economic. E. Jones agreed and :Found it is also closely aligned with ]and use and transportation policies, as well as with the built environment. B. Holicky agreed and made the correlation to the public housing task force, it also relates to risk assessment, in terms of the human health risk pattern (such as how often a population walks, takes the stairs, etc.) D. Powell agreed it should be acknowledged in the plan, as it is another example of how the city is model. J. Gatza responded to the board that the plan does reference most of that in terms of walkability, open space trails, walk/bike path, etc., but staff will look at adding a section to address this particular aspect. E. Jones recommended specifically calling out public health and linking it with walkability. Social .Sustainability Briefing Paper B. tlolicky recommended staying away from specific, numeric goals for such things as affordable housing. He felt numerical goals don't address the nuances of the issue and recommended staff focus on addressing the issues and outlining possible solutions rather than identifying a number. A. Shoemaker agreed. M. Young disagreed by citing an example where a numerical goal is useful - for example the goal of] 00% of the Boulder population having an Eco-Pass. B. 11olicky and A. Shoemaker agreed. M. Young complimented staff on the readability of the Social Sustainability briefing paper. General on BVCP The Board and staff discussed the master plan process, length of the plan and potential future changes. M. Young noted there was a lot of overlap in the content and suggested eliminating the redundancies. B. Holicky agreed and recommended pulling out the items that need to be updated on a regular basis, such as the Master Plans, and using the BVCP as a guiding document. E. Jones recommended that a metric is defined to detennine success. T. Plans asked staff to see what can be done to keep the plan reasonable in size for readability and ease of use, with redundancies eliminated, and then bring it back to the board. Staff recommended these changes be discussed at the Joint Session. Economic Sustainability E. Jones acknowledged that while quality of life and sustainability contribute to the Boulder economy, she also wanted to note that the public realm, such as the farmer's market and other public spaces, contribute to economic vitality, as well. Local Food and Sustainable Agriculture B. llolicky expressed that there need to be a common vision needs between the City and County regarding the urban agriculture movement, as it may pose a conflict with increasing density and walkability. M. Young commented that the city needs to identify connected spaces, such as backyards, that allows for cooperative food growing. E. Jones agreed with B. Holicky and that there is a need for smaller scale agriculture and redefining what is acceptable. 1). Powell agreed with everyone's comments and noted that the community benefits of such things as urban agriculture need to be identified to help create the value and solve the potential conflicting goals. Energy and Climate Action T. Plass questioned what the measurements will be for green house gas emissions (GI IG) in light of Kyoto 2012 goal not being met, while also not shifting the burden to other communities outside of Boulder. E. Jones questioned the new process 1br setting a new GHG reduction goal. T. Plass was in support of stating a policy in the BVCP and filling out the details and metrics in another document. Area Ill - Planning Reserve B. Holicky was recused from this portion of the meeting due to fact that the firm lie is employed by represents clients with interests in the planning reserve. C. Meschuk gave a presentation to the board that provided background on the Area III - Planning Reserve. The board discussed the current process with staff. After a lengthy discussion, it was unanimously agreed that the process needs to be reviewed at some point during the current BVC"P update process. The board also had a lengthy discussion about the options regarding the two projects that are currently being proposed in the Planning Reserve. Key to the discussion was the fact that the projects needs to be a project that can't be done within the current city limits. It was decided to recommend Option 2 as their agreed upon approach. There was also a discussion about having staff conduct an analysis by Tuesday on what process improvements are possible. It was decided as an alternative, in light of the City Council hearing on Tuesday, each Board Member will give their input at the Joint Study Session on their views of the Planning Reserve. 4 7. INFORMATION ITEMS S. Richstone handed out post-WWII and Boulder Matters information and provided an update on each, 8. DEBRIEF/AGENDA CHECK 9. ADJOURNMENT The Planning Board adjourned the meeting at 8:47 p.m. APPROVED BY Bo_ira chair DATI 5