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May 10, 2023

May 11 BOCC Public Hearing on DC-22-0004: Land Use Code text amendments related to Floodplain Regulations

Attend the Commissioners' hearing in-person or virtually


Boulder County, Colo. - The Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) will hold a Public Hearing on Thursday, May 11 on proposed Land Use Code amendments in Docket DC-22-0004: Floodplain Regulations.

What: Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) Public Hearing for Docket DC-22-0004: Floodplain Regulations
When: Thursday, May 11 starting at 12:30 p.m.
Where: Commissioners' Hearing Room, Downtown Courthouse, 3rd Floor, 1325 Pearl St., Boulder, or virtual via Zoom.

Opportunity for live virtual and in-person public comments will be available. View the Staff Recommendation Packet for May 11, 2023.

The Boulder County Land Use Code applies to the unincorporated portions of Boulder County, not in incorporated cities and towns.

The Boulder County Planning Commission considered the proposed text amendment on March 15, 2023 and recommended approval of the docket with three additional changes to the text amendments. Following the Planning Commission hearing, the proposed text amendments were revised to 1) have the Floodway definition substantially match FEMA’s Floodway definition, 2) clarify building characteristics that will be considered when evaluating “low damage potential” for agricultural structures, and 3) lengthen the emergency work notification from 3 days to 7 days.

Visit the DC-22-0004 webpage for more information, or contact Kelly Watson, Floodplain Program Planner, at kwatson@bouldercounty.org or 720-564-2652.