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Boulder County Planning Commission agenda for April 19, 2023

In-person or virtual attendance options available


Boulder County, Colo. - The next meeting of the Boulder County Planning Commission will be Wednesday, April 19, 2023, beginning at 2 p.m. View the meeting agenda.

Boulder County Planning Commission meetings are convened in a hybrid format where attendees can join through Zoom or participate in-person at the Downtown Boulder County Courthouse, 3rd Floor, 1325 Pearl St., Boulder.

Watch the Meeting
Meetings are streamed live through the county's eSCRIBE platform. The video will display on the agenda page as soon as the meeting begins. View livestream starting at 2 p.m. on April 19, 2023.

Register to Participate
Only those who intend to provide public comment in-person or virtually during the public hearing portion of the meeting need to register via Zoom. Register to attend in-person or virtually. Call 303-441-3930 or email for more information.

April 19 Agenda Items Include:

  1. Docket SU-18-0011: Mackintosh Academy
    Request: Special Use and Site Specific Development Plan Review amendment for an Educational Facility including: allowing an expanded use of the property through the reduction of the no build area, the construction of a new 4,355 -square-foot building (resulting in a maximum 25,000 sq. ft.) and site improvements, an increase in the number of students from 155 to 190 maximum all of which will be Kindergarten through 8th grade (removing the High School element of previous approvals), the removal of the restriction on staff numbers.
    Location: 6717 S. Boulder Road, on the northwest corner of the intersection of S. Boulder Road and EDS Way (a private road), in Section 2, Township 1S, Range 70W.
    Zoning: Estate Residential (ER)
    Applicant/Property Owner: Jessica Dauchy, Mackintosh Academy
    Agent: Danica Powell
    Website: www.boco.org/SU-18-0011
    Action Requested: Recommendation to BOCC
    Staff Planner: Hannah Hippely
    Public testimony will be taken.
  2. Docket SU-22-0010: Prairie Orchard Reception Hall and Vacation Rental
    Request: Special Use Review request for the establishment of a Reception Hall venue with a second primary use of a Vacation Rental, using existing structures on an approximately 3.65 acre parcel in the Agricultural zoning district.
    Location: 5114 Niwot Road, Parcel number 131733000002, located approximately 0.5 mile west of the intersection of Niwot Road and 55th Street, Section 33, T2N, R70W.
    Zoning: Agricultural (A) Zoning District
    Applicant/Owner: Prairie Orchard LLC (Stephanie Duffy)
    Agent: Kim Lord, Packard and Dierking LLC
    Website: www.boco.org/SU-22-0010
    Action Requested: Recommendation to BOCC
    Staff Planner: Pete L’Orange
    Public testimony will be taken

Staff reports for the public hearing agenda items are available on the respective docket webpages.

Current and recent Planning Commission agendas, minutes, and archived video recordings are available on the Planning Commission webpage.


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