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2017: Civic Area park transformation underway!
Construction work on Civic Area park improvements have ramped up with the coming of the new year. Crews are working through the winter months by installing new drainage pipe, removing old concrete pathways and laying foundation footings for the new 11th Street Pedestrian Spine Bridge. The first phase of park construction began on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016 and will continue into late 2017. To stay up to date on a weekly basis, please visit the Latest Construction Updates webpage.
PCL Construction Services, Inc. was selected as the general contractor for this phase of park construction. This project is funded through the Community, Culture and Safety initiative.
The city recently released a dynamic, animated fly-through video to help community members gain a greater
appreciation of how the final changes will transform the Civic Area.
Visitors should expect some temporary inconveniences traveling through the park area. However, the construction sequencing will allow all buildings and many areas in the park to remain open for recreation. Pedestrian and bike paths will be temporarily rerouted around construction zones and will remain accessible except during occasional work times. Please adhere to any detours.
The city has assembled a series of maps to help visitors prepare for the upcoming parking and access configuration changes. Timetables are approximate, as the construction schedule will be weather dependent.
Civic Area Project begins new phase focusing on East Bookend & Public Market Hall
With park construction underway, the Civic Area Project is entering a new phase of focus for the remainder of 2016 and into 2017. Just as community input was extremely valuable in shaping the design of the park improvements, so too will community input play a big role in the future of the Civic Area’s East Bookend.
What is the East Bookend? It's the area from 13th to 14th streets and between Canyon Boulevard and Arapahoe Avenue. The East Bookend currently features a mix of public and private properties.
The graphic shown here (left) shows a futuristic rendition of a fully developed East Bookend. The graphic shown here (right) shows an artistic rendition of a fully developed future Public Market Hall. Both graphics are intended to illustrate concepts and principles contained in the Civic Area Masterplan. The graphics are not meant to prescribe exact locations, types or sizes of future buildings or amenities. The actual physical form of these locations will evolve over 10-plus years and will likely differ from this illustration.
The visioning process for the East Bookend kicked into gear with a presentation to City Council and is detailed in the Memo to City Council for Tuesday, Nov. 15 .
Interactive Map of Civic Area
The map below denotes Civic Area focus areas. Drag your cursor over the orange dot to read the title of the focus area. Please click on the corresponding orange dot for more information.
Concurrent Projects that contribute to the Civic Area Project
Details about the city's purchase of the Boulder Community Health campus.
Webpage for the 2014 voter approved Community, Culture and Safety tax-funded transportation project to improve the Boulder Creek underpass at Arapahoe Avenue
The Canyon Boulevard Complete Streets study will examine ways to improve travel and the aesthetic design of the boulevard between 9th and 17th streets
Discussions are ongoing regarding the potential for a mixed-use building on the pad adjacent to the St. Julien Hotel, including a “civic use” space.
Information on East Bookend Planning for the Civic Area, a priority for the Civic Area Project for 2016 and 2017.