Articles

News and Headlines

2015 Board Minutes

This article provides links to all the 2015 approved Board minutes.

EPP: December Social - 12/10/2015 @ 6:30 PM

A Small town Unites Around a New Skatepark

Community engagement is not new to the Planner’s toolbox, however, it is often an overlooked method of achieving remarkable results, engaging the community, inspiring staff, and enabling elected officials to work together toward a common vision. The process of engagement requires slow and steady commitment but can yield surprising results.

NextGen Trip Reduction: Mitigating Development-Related Trips

In 2014 the City of Aspen adopted Transportation Impact Analysis (TIA) Guidelines that require new development to mitigate its net new trips. Based on Aspen-specific trip counts, the system has ensured all trips are mitigated through infrastructure improvements and proven programmatic measures. The system has taken the guess work out of transportation and trip considerations in development and resulted in a system the city and developers both think works well.

Boulder County’s Comprehensive Approach to Watershed Recovery

The Comprehensive Creek Planning Initiative (CCP) was a project developed by Boulder County to address the vulnerabilities in the county’s watersheds after the September 2013 flood event. The CCP initiative was a collaborative multi-stakeholder community-based effort to develop multi-disciplinary watershed-level master plans for flood-impacted watersheds. It has been instrumental in guiding Boulder County’s flood recovery and restoring the ecological conditions of the county’s watersheds.

Transit Station and Transit Zone Evaluations

The findings and lessons learned from assessments on TOD accessibility, development patterns, and business development at the 45 existing RTD transit stations were used to develop a list of recommended sites for affordable housing and mixed-income and mixed-use development around the stations along the future Gold Line Corridor.

Durango Pre-Existing ADU Voluntary Registration Initiative

After a lengthy process to write and adopt regulations to govern the new Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) in the Durango’s oldest neigh-borhoods, City staff created an innovative program to incentivize vol-untary registration of pre-existing ADUs and duplexes.

City of Centennial: Citywide Rezoning Public Outreach Process

In 2010, the City of Centennial completed a two-year process to rewrite its 30 year old Land Development Code. Following adoption of the new code, city staff legislatively rezoned more than 32,000 properties over a five year period at a total project cost of approximately $16,000.00.

A New Downtown for Westminster

Adopted in November, 2014, the Downtown Specific Plan establishes a framework for the creation of a true downtown in the heart of Westminster, providing the basis for a center of commerce, activity, and gathering within the city. The Plan is a cohesive document that regulates land use, building form, the public realm, and multimodal circulation.

Cortez Heart and Soul receives Colorado APA Merit Award

The Cortez Heart & Soul Project won a merit award from Colorado APA for Community Engagement. The project is a community driven values identification process with numerous methods of engagement and a wide range of participants. Among the many outcomes of the project was the adoption by the city of eight values statements and a community action plan. The values identified during the project will inform a land-use code update currently underway.

Pages

More

Like us on FacebookFacebook
Visit our timeline for info, updates, and events.

Follow us on TwitterTwitter
Follow us @APAColorado1 on Twitter.

 

Subscribe to RSS FeedRSS Feed
Subscribe to our article feed using your favorite RSS reader.

Join us on LinkedInLinkedIn
Join our network on LinkedIn.

Contact Us