Boulder Design Advisory Board (BDAB)
The BDAB is a City Council-appointed board consisting of five Boulder residents. Currently, several members have professional experience in the areas of architecture, landscape architecture, urban design and community development.
The Boulder Design Advisory Board (BDAB) reviews projects located in the Downtown Area that are valued over $25,000 and involve the construction of a new building or exterior work on an existing building. The board provides comments to persons responsible for their design and development and assures compliance with the most recent Downtown Urban Design Plan. The BDAB also reviews projects that require a discretionary review, pursuant to chapter 9-2, and advises on amendments to the most recent Downtown Urban Design Plan. In addition, if its opinion is requested by the City Manager, Planning Board or City Council, the board reviews projects located outside of the Downtown to encourage thoughtful, well-designed development projects that are sensitive to the existing character of an area or the character established by adopted design guidelines or plans for the area.
Scheduling a design review with BDAB is mandatory and is the responsibility of the property owner, developer or their representative. In general, a meeting should be scheduled before a formal application is submitted to the city. Locally-designated landmark buildings are the only exception and are reviewed by the Landmarks Board (LB). In addition, LB may act in an advisory capacity to BDAB for issues related to projects that are of historic significance but are not officially landmarked.
The board uses the following guidelines as references:
The Boulder Design Advisory Board generally meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 4 p.m. in the Municipal Building Lobby, 1777 Broadway. Please see the current agenda page for the most updated information.
David Biek, Design Professional
Last Updated on Friday, 29 March 2013 15:11