At its annual retreat on Friday city council placed creating community benefit program, through which developers could receive exemptions to height and size requirements by offering space for the arts, second on its list of priorities for the year.
But the deadline for the policy change has necessitated a shift in scope of another major planning project with the aim of ending the moratorium imposed last month on demolition and development in Boulder’s federal opportunity zone, Friday’s city council retreat revealed.
While city staff planned to explore changes to allowed uses within certain zoning designations to bring about desirable projects in areas most likely to be targeted for development, city council hoped that effort would be geared toward ending the opportunity zone moratorium as quickly as possible.
Assistant City Manager Chris Meschuk said additional city staff would have been required to keep the community benefit program and use table review on parallel tracks to completion.
Council would like to first approve tweaks to use tables for each of the 11 zones in the opportunity zone, and asked staff to consider pushing other use table updates further down the line, to which Meschuk agreed.
Originally Published on January 19, 2019 at 01:27AM
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