Boulder Creek Commons Project (Hogan-Pancost Project)
Planning Board Public Hearing and Deliberation
*Please note that sign ups for public speaking at the Boulder Creek Commons hearing have been closed.
Thursday, April 25, 2013 – 6 p.m.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 – 6 p.m.
The project site is a 22-acre, vacant, unannexed property located at 5399 Kewanee Drive in east Boulder near the East Boulder Recreation Center. The property is eligible for annexation into the city and has a Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan (BVCP) land-use designation of Low-Density Residential.
No formal approvals for development of the site have been issued. This website will be updated to reflect any application submittals and property owners within 600 feet of the project area will also receive a mailed public notice.
Third Submittal - Responses to City of Boulder Comments
Site Review and Preliminary Plat
The proposed plan includes annexing, subdividing and developing a 22-acre Boulder County parcel with 50 congregate care units, six affordable duplex units, two affordable single-family units, and 63 market-rate single-family units, for a total of 121 dwelling units. New public rights-of-way are proposed between Kewanee Drive and 55th Street.
A portion of the property is located within a regulatory FEMA floodplain, Zone AE (Base Flood Elevations Determined) for South Boulder Creek as shown on the Flood Insurance Rate Map. The affected portion of the property is east of 55th Street. The City of Boulder has of developed revised floodplain mapping for South Boulder Creek. The most recent floodplain mapping, dated December 2006, shows that the majority of the site is in Zone X (500-year floodplain) or not in a floodplain. The areas of Zone AE include the areas in immediate proximity to Dry Creek Ditch No. 2 along the western property line and the area east of 55th Street which was included in previous regulatory mapping.
Any development within the 100-year floodplain will need to meet the requirements prescribed by the city of Boulder Floodplain Regulations (Chapter 9-3, B.R.C. 1981). These requirements include, but not limited to:
On Feb. 29, 2008, Boulder County issued a stop work order on the Hogan- Pancost Property. The stop work order was was issued as contractors for Boulder Creek Commons were found to be conducting overlot grading that represented a substantial expansion to the previously proposed scope of ground water mitigation work (see letter below.) This work was previously described by Boulder Creek Commons to "contain groundwater seepage from irrigation ditches in the area." Boulder County initially indicated that with the proposed scope of work, no special county review or authorization was needed. Work was ceased and the site was restored by the developer.
April 18, 2013 - City staff and the Planning Board discussed the background of the site, project history, and the process and standards that the Planning Board must use to review the applications.This meeting was open to the public but was not a public hearing.
Jan. 30, 2013 - A Boulder Creek Commons Public Open House was held at Manhattan Middle School.
Jan. 19, 2012 - The Planning Board reviewed and commented on the new concept plan. The public was invited to attend and provide feedback. Concept Plans are not approved or denied, but rather are an opportunity for the city and residents to comment on general aspects of the proposal before a Site Review application is submitted. All meeting information, including meeting minutes and audio recordings, are on the Planning Board website.
Jan. 6, 2011 - The Planning Board discussed the Environmental and Feasibility Study and determined the applicant's findings to be adequate. The applicant was given the option to submit a new concept plan for review that would ultimately be brought back for board and public review and comment (no approval or denial) on the fundamental site and building design and land use concepts. Review of more detailed applications (i.e., annexation and initial zoning, site review, and preliminary plat) would follow and would also require Planning Board and City Council review.
Applications for annexation, initial zoning and concept plan review were submitted in 2007. The application was withdrawn at the applicants' request to allow time for additional environmental studies to be completed. The Concept Plan submitted in 2007 included:
You can also use the form below to provide comments on the project.
Last Updated on Thursday, 25 April 2013 12:14