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Boulder Civic Area Project

Boulder Civic Area Project


Welcome to the Boulder Civic Area website!

This site offers information about the Boulder Civic Area redevelopment in downtown Boulder.  For an overview and brief history, visit our Civic Area Overview webpage. 

NEW!  Check out the 2016 Civic Area Illustrated Timeline of Projects!

Please take some time to navigate latest updates on this site. If you have any input or questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at BCATeam@bouldercolorado.gov .


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Civic Area Calendar of Events

Upcoming Events

Free Drop-in Nature Play Programs June - Aug. 2015

Nature Play Drop-in Programs

When:

Free nature play programs designed to connect children to nature, outdoor play and learning.

See more upcoming events in the Calendar of Events


Civic Area Newsroom & Multimedia Center

For a complete list of news releases, links and videos, click here.

Featured Video:
"Civic Area Parking Changes"
INSIDE BOULDER NEWS - Dec. 18, 2015

Inside Boulder News - Civic Area Parking Changes from City of Boulder on Vimeo .

 


City Council Actions for Civic Area

2015 City Council Documents and Materials

Date Meeting Documents Summary
3/31/2015

City Council

Study Session

On Tuesday, March 31, the Civic Area team presented a hybrid park site plan (based on input received from the community, stakeholders, and boards and commissions) as well as provided an update on the master plan to the Boulder City Council.
6/16/2015 City Council Study Session

Presentation and items from Civic Area Team to get direction from City Council to (1) receive approval for Civic Area Master Plan, (2)  seek direction from Council Members on whether the City of Boulder should submit a bid to acquire the BCH site on Broadway and Balsam, and (3) approve interim measure to explore additional office space in downtown Boulder for city staff.

7/14/2015 City Council Special Session This special session of the Boulder City Council was called on short notice to allow Council Members to vote to approve the acquisition of the BCH site at Broadway and Balsam.
7/30/2015 City Council Study Session

Presentation and items from Civic Area Team to update City Council on the feedback from the Design Inspiration Initiative. The initiative collected feedback from the public on design ideas for the Nature Play areas, the 11th Spine Bridge and the Bandshell.

10/20/2015 City Council 

City Council directs staff not to remove the seating from the Bandshell until after council discussed the Civic Area Plan on Nov. 10, 2015 Council Meeting

11/10/2015 City Council 

City Council approved plans to move forward with improvements to the Civic Area, but revisit the seating removal from the Bandshell at the next Landmarks Board Meeting.

 

 

Civic Area Project Phases

Activation (Events + Site Improvements + Safety)

Short-term Site Improvements

The Civic Area can be improved by enhancing a sense of place, basic physical transformations and tying the various pieces together to create a cohesive community destination.

The Short-term Site Improvements will fulfill the community's vision in three critical thematic areas: The Creek at the Core, Community Spaces, and Connections and Access.

Civic Area Safety

Throughout the 18-month visioning process, safety in the Civic Area was a consistent concern and theme to be addressed. The city heard the community loud and clear, and safety is being enhanced by:

  • Hiring seasonal ambassadors to welcome residents and visitors to the Civic Area and help ensure safety and provide information about events and activities;
  • Increased Police presence and enforcement of illegal activities in the Civic Area; and
  • Enhanced activity and programming in the area to promote eyes on the park.

Events

The Civic Area is a beautiful, central backdrop for community events. City and community events draw people to the area, create positive experiences and foster support for future improvements.

More than half of the 27-acre Civic Area site is Civic and Central parks, with Boulder Creek flowing through the middle. A green spine that unifies spaces and provides natural beauty, ecological richness, shade, recreation, art and places to gather.

In 2015, activation of the Boulder Civic Area was a top implementation priority.   Civic Area activation means providing, supporting and delivering a public space that is inviting to all users via events, short-term site improvements and safety enhancements.

In 2016, groundbreaking will commence in the central park area sometime in the summer months. Additional planning and public input will continue for other additional projects throughout the Civic Area.  

Upcoming Events

Free Drop-in Nature Play Programs June - Aug. 2015

Nature Play Drop-in Programs

When:

Free nature play programs designed to connect children to nature, outdoor play and learning.

Free Drop-in Nature Play Programs June - Aug. 2015

Nature Play Drop-in Programs

When:

Free nature play programs designed to connect children to nature, outdoor play and learning.

Free Drop-in Nature Play Programs June - Aug. 2015

Nature Play Drop-in Programs

When:

Free nature play programs designed to connect children to nature, outdoor play and learning.

Free Drop-in Nature Play Programs June - Aug. 2015

Nature Play Drop-in Programs

When:

Free nature play programs designed to connect children to nature, outdoor play and learning.

See more upcoming events in the Calendar of Events

2014 Summer Games at BMoCA

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See full photo set in the Photo Gallery

 


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