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February 26, 2021

Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan (BVCP) Mid-Term Update

Board of County Commissioners will meet virtually on Tuesday, March 2 at 1 p.m.

The Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan (BVCP) Mid-Term Update is undergoing review by Boulder County as part of a long-time Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) with the City of Boulder.

The Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) will be meeting virtually starting at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 2. Staff at Community Planning & Permitting and the City of Boulder will request the approval and adoption of all items that require four-body review, and the IGA extension agreement, which requires City Council/BOCC-only approval. View the staff report for March 2 for more information.

What: Board of County Commissioners Public Hearing
When: 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Where: Virtual Public Hearing via Zoom. Register to attend or speak at the hearing.

Written comments may be submitted via the Ask A Planner form. For County-related questions, email Alberto De Los Rios, or call, 720-564-2623.

Visit the City of Boulder 2020 Mid-Term Update webpage for information on Planning Board, City Council and other City of Boulder-hosted meetings. For City-related questions, email Jean Gatza, or call 303-441-4907.


In 2020, City of Boulder staff in partnership with Boulder County staff, initiated the Boulder
Valley Comprehensive Plan (BVCP) Mid-Term Update. “Major” updates take place every
10 years and “minor” or mid-term updates occur sometime in between the 10-year period.

According to the current BVCP, “the purposes of the mid-term update are to address
objectives identified in the last major update and review progress made in meeting those
objectives, provide an opportunity for the public to request changes to the plan that do not
involve significant city and county resources to evaluate, and make minor additions or
clarifications to the policy section.”

Between May 2020 and July 2020, staff reviewed community- and staff-initiated amendments submitted for the mid-term update; all items in this report were determined adequate for the mid-term update scope and those items that did not receive further consideration will be reviewed for inclusion during the next major update.

The City of Boulder’s Council approved the BVCP’s Mid-term update on December 15,
2020 preceded by the city’s Planning Board approval on December 3, 2020. On January
20, 2021, Boulder County’s Planning Board approved and adopted the portions of the Mid-term update which require County approval.