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August 5, 2016

Proposed amendments to Land Use Code floodplain regulations to be discussed August 17

The Boulder County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to discuss proposed amendments to floodplain regulations in the Boulder County Land Use Code.

What: Planning Commission Public Hearing on proposed Land Use Code updates in Docket DC-15-0004

When: Wednesday, August 17 at 1:30 p.m. View the agenda (PDF). While the Planning Commission meeting begins at 1:30 p.m., Docket DC-15-0004 is agenda item #6. The approximate start time is 3:30 p.m. Please be aware that this docket item may begin sooner or later, depending on the timing of the items before it.

Where: Commissioners’ Hearing Room, 3rd Floor, 1325 Pearl St., Boulder

The staff report to the Planning Commission will be posted to the DC-15-0004 webpage on August 10.

The purpose of the proposed amendments would be to:

  • Create a transparent public process to make possible the incorporation of best available data for regulatory use in anticipation of future FEMA floodplain remapping;
  • Revise language in the floodplain regulations regarding non-conforming structures and uses to be consistent with the rest of the Code;
  • Revise language regarding appeals and variances to decisions made under the floodplain regulations to be consistent with the rest of the Code; and
  • Update related provisions in the Code in order to best protect the health, safety, and welfare of Boulder County residents in the event of future flood events.

No changes to the current floodplain maps which define the floodplain overlay district will occur as part of this regulatory update.

Further details about this meeting can be found online at

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