City staff are nearing completion of the first phase proposal for the Community Benefits Project.

Their recommendation maintains current regulations on height modifications, maximum height limits, affected areas and exceptions to affected areas. The notable change to current regulations is the addition of a community benefits requirement.

Community benefit programs contain regulations and incentives that tie specific community benefits to requests for additional development rights. These programs are used as a tool to ensure that growth and development contribute positively to quality of life. In recent years community sentiment has expressed that more specific community benefits should be required in exchange for additional building height, intensity or density.

The recommendation answers City Council’s directive to accelerate a portion of the Community Benefits Project in 2019. The accelerated portion includes an affordable housing requirement for projects seeking a height bonus.

The City of Boulder invites the community to attend the Sept. 19 Planning Board public hearing of the Community Benefits Project staff recommendation to City Council. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. in the City Council chambers, 1777 Broadway.

For more information visit the project webpage:

Published: Sept. 13, 2019

Media Contacts:

Karl Guiler, Senior Planner/Code Specialist, 303-441-4236
Phil Kleisler, Senior Planner, 303-441-4497
Julie Causa, Communication Specialist, 303-441-4247

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