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Allenspark Townsite Planning

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Allenspark Townsite Planning

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Allenspark Townsite Planning Initiative

2019 Resident Survey

Boulder County Land Use (now known as Community Planning & Permitting) staff circulated a survey in March 2019 to gauge the community’s preferred path forward for efforts to addressing the Allenspark community’s planning needs. Thank you to those who were able to complete the survey. Your feedback and comments are extremely valuable and a vital part of the process.

The survey results indicate a need for individual property owner conversations with staff to address parcel by parcel concerns utilizing the current Land Use Code. In addition, there appears to be substantial interest among respondents to further explore the Rural Community District concept. Staff recommends stationing a planner in Allenspark with office hours on a weekly or bi-weekly schedule during the summer months to address resident concerns. View or download the survey summary.

Submit comments or question via the Ask a Planner Form.

Public Meetings

Meetings will be posted when scheduled, and notifications will be sent to the Allenspark Townsite Planning news list. Sign up for updates via email or text, you may unsubscribe at any time.

Following the Allenspark Townsite Planning Initiative Community Meeting on July 23, 2019, Boulder County staff have been working to continue efforts in addressing community concerns.

Past Meeting Information

Community Meeting on Rural Community District (RCD) concept, Nov. 18, 2019

On Nov. 18, 2019, Boulder County staff met with members of the Allenspark community to further discuss pursuing the Rural Community District (RCD) concept for the Allenspark Townsite.
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Community Meeting on Short-term Dwelling Rentals, Oct. 2, 2019

On Oct. 2, 2019, Boulder County staff met with members of the Allenspark community to discuss short-term rentals (STR). The Boulder County Community Planning & Permitting Department (formerly the Land Use Dept.) is updating Land Use Code regulations related to short-term rentals in unincorporated (i.e., outside cities and towns) Boulder County.

Allenspark Townsite Planning Initiative Community Working Group Meeting – July 23, 2019

On July 23, 2019, Boulder County staff met with members of the Allenspark Townsite community to further discuss topics identified as priorities through previous engagement with the community. The goal was to confirm community priorities identified to date and collaboratively define a process for moving forward to address community planning priorities.

Documents: Community Meeting summary, July 23, 2019

Allenspark Townsite Planning Initiative Community Working Group Meeting – Nov. 7, 2018

Boulder County held an Allenspark Townsite Planning Initiative Community Meeting at the Allenspark Fire Hall on Nov. 7, 2018. The purpose of the meeting was to further clarify and prioritize the community’s concerns and interests, and to initiate steps to address issues.
Documents: Allenspark Townsite Planning Initiative Community Meeting summary, Nov. 7, 2018

Boulder County – Allenspark Townsite Planning Initiative Community Meeting – July 23, 2018

Boulder County held a meeting at the Allenspark Fire Hall on July 23, 2018 to engage the community in discussing potential ways to address unique land use issues affecting the Allenspark Townsite (such as setbacks, addressing non-conforming properties, business zoning, historic preservation and other issues). This meeting continued earlier discussions as part of the county’s Townsite Planning Initiative (TPI). The current focus is on the Allenspark Townsite. Staff provided an overview of progress to date, then lead participants in identification and discussion of issues, and establish next steps. The goal is to find a collaborative path forward. Thank you to those who participated in the meeting. Please find the community meeting summary and presentation below.
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Background on the 747 Community Project

The 747 Community Project was put on hold after the September 2013 flood and has resumed as the Allenspark Townsite Initiative.

Residents of the greater Allenspark, Raymond, and Riverside community formed the 747 Community Project to guide the Allenspark, Raymond, and Riverside Townsite Planning initiative. In 2013, the Allenspark regional planning process entered a phase where the County Land Use Department would oversee review of the five proposals (Comprehensive Plan, Interface Committee, Built Environment, Building Materials and Business Zoning) developed through the 747 Community Project planning process. The goal was for staff to work closely with the 747 Community Project and any other members of the Allenspark community to explore ways to address the concerns raised by the Commissioners, discuss parts of the proposals that staff feels need further work as well as meet the intent of the proposals. Information about these proposals and related meetings are available below.

Past 747 Community Project Meeting Information

Planning Commission Public Hearing: Docket BCCP-10-0001: Allenspark Regional Comprehensive Plan – April 4, 2013

Proposed plan for the area within the Allenspark Fire Protection District including the townsites of Allenspark, Raymond, and Riverside, for inclusion into the Boulder County Comprehensive Plan. This was an introduction of the Allenspark Regional Comprehensive Plan Summary only – Planning Commission did not take any action on this docket at this time. The public was invited to review the draft staff report and to comment on the Summary either in writing or in person.
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Board of County Commissioners 747 Community Project Study Session – Sept. 8, 2011

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Planning Commission Meeting: 747 Community Project Update Informational Item with Public Testimony – August 17, 2011

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Allenspark 747 Community Project Past Topic Meetings and Hearings

Topic:

Business Zoning – Draft Implementation Plan

Date: Aug. 23, 2012
Location: Allenspark Fire Station
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Built Environment/Site Plan Review

Date: July 26, 2012
Location: Boulder County Community Land Use Department (now the Community Planning & Permitting Dept.)
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Communitywide Meeting

Date: July 14, 2012
Location: Highlands Presbyterian Camp and Conference Center, Allenspark
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Planning for July 14, 2012 Meeting

Date: June 28, 2012
Location: Allenspark Fire Station
Documents Meeting Notes from June 28, 2012
Topic:

Built Environment Field Trip with County Staff

Date: June 22, 2012
Location: Allenspark Fire Station
Documents: Meeting Agenda and Meeting Notes from June 22, 2012
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Business Zoning, Building Materials, Built Environment Field Trip Prep

Date: June 21, 2012
Location: Boulder County Land Use Department (now the Community Planning & Permitting Dept.)
Documents: Meeting Materials and Meeting Notes from June 21, 2012
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Business Zoning and Building Materials

Date: May 24, 2012
Location: Allenspark Fire Station
Documents: Meeting Agenda and Meeting Notes from May 24, 2012
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Business Zoning, continued

Date: April 26, 2012
Location: Allenspark Fire Station
Documents: Meeting Materials for April 26, 2012
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Business Zoning

Date: April 12, 2012
Location: Allenspark Fire Station
Documents: Meeting Materials April 12, 2012
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Building Materials

Date: Jan. 12, 2012
Location: Allenspark Fire Station
Documents: Meeting Materials for January 12, 2012
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Businesses and Business Zoning

Date: Nov. 10, 2011
Location: Allenspark Fire Station
Documents: Meeting Materials and Meeting Notes for November 10, 2011

747 Community Project Update Documents

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