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Listening Sessions

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STAY TUNED: Additional public meetings are planned for the end of 2016. Keep checking this website and the weekly planning email for details. Below is information about the series of 2015 listening sessions.


BVCP listening sessions comment cardDid you attend a Listening Session? What did you think?

The local listening sessions are over, but you can still offer your thoughts using the online comment card. If you attended a session, tell the city what you thought of the event and how we could improve, as well as the issues affecting your area. If you didn't attend a session, you can still comment too, just please be specific about the area you're referring to. Thanks!​


BVCP Listening Session Map

The City of Boulder and Boulder County hosted six listening sessions in November and December 2015 to give the community the chance to share their thoughts about the issues facing the community and the ongoing update of the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan (BVCP). These sessions had a local focus tailored to each part of town, and some events also offered the public a chance to learn more about city programs and projects planned for their parts of Boulder and Boulder County.

For more information about the listening sessions, watch the report from Inside Boulder News.

Listening sessions were held for the following areas. Click the links to jump to the information about each area and a summary of the feedback gathered from the event, or see the combined summary notes pdf.


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Subcommunity Area



Central Boulder

This subcommunity includes the University Hill and Chautauqua areas and is bordered by Iris Avenue to the north, the National Institute of Standards and Technology to the south, the foothills to the west and Folsom Street to the east

Nov. 9, 2015

Whittier International Elementary

2008 Pine St.


North Boulder and Palo Park

These communities are north of Iris Avenue

This listening session is being held in conjunction with the North Boulder Open House, a multi-department event about upcoming projects and studies affecting northern Boulder.


Nov. 18, 2015

Crest View Elementary

1897 Sumac Drive


South Boulder

Includes the National Institute of Standards and Technology campus on the north and all areas west of U.S. 36

Nov. 30, 2015

Fairview High School

1515 Greenbriar Blvd.

Southeast Boulder

The area between Arapahoe Avenue to the north and U.S. 36 to the southeast, excluding CU

Dec. 2, 2015

Eisenhower Elementary

1220 Eisenhower Drive

Gunbarrel and Area III

Incorporated and unincorporated areas of Gunbarrel, and the parts of Boulder County outside of the city that are in the Boulder Valley Planning Area

Dec. 7, 2015

Heatherwood Elementary

7750 Concord Drive

Crossroads and East Boulder

The area between Iris and Arapahoe avenues from Folsom Street to the west to Boulder's eastern border

Dec. 9, 2015


Boulder Elks Lodge

3975 28th St.


Colorado University

A listening session is planned next year for the area around the University of Colorado-Boulder campus

Date TBD


Location TBD


Note: Maps showing current land uses reflect the existing land use designations for those subcommunities. Maps showing future land uses reflect the designations approved as part of the 2010 Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan Update. More information about land use designations, see this section pdf of the plan.

Additional outreach events to business and community groups are planned for early next year. 

Inside Boulder News feature

Inside Boulder News - Boulder Valley Comp Plan Listening Sessions from City of Boulder .