AP NEWS

Boulder County to Host Community Workshop on Niwot Moratorium

December 15, 2018
Shawn Ange, and his daughter, Claire, have coffee and pastries at the Old Oak Coffee House in downtown Niwot on Oct. 30.

If you go

What: Community workshop

When: 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday

Where: Left Hand Grange No. 9, 195 Second Ave., Niwot

More info: https://bit.ly/2EvBiEy

Boulder County on Monday is holding a community workshop to gather public input on changes to the Boulder County Land Use Code and how it pertains to the Niwot Rural Community District.

County officials want input and feedback to inform revisions to the land use regulations in the district, with a focus on density, circulation and mix of uses, according to a county news release.

Boulder County commissioners earlier this year enacted a six-month moratorium on new development in the district. County officials contend that the code governing development in the Niwot district is old and needs to be updated.

The district includes the stretch of Second Avenue between Murray Street and Niwot Road in Niwot where many of the communities businesses are located. The moratorium has highlighted tension that exists between residents and businesses owners with regard to an alley that runs between Second Avenue and Third Avenue.

Some homeowners have proposed limiting use by tenants on the alley’s Second Avenue side, but business owners desire expanded use of the alley.

About 100 residents packed into Left Hand Grange, 195 Second Ave., in mid October to voice their concerns about the moratorium. The county commission meeting where the moratorium was kept in place was also well attended.

John Bear: 303-473-1355, bearj@dailycamera.com or twitter.com/johnbearwithme

AP RADIO
Update hourly