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Boulder Civic Area Project

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It's coming! Civic Area park construction begins this fall

After a year of planning and public input, the Civic Area will soon begin Phase 1 of Park Construction marking the first major implementation effort of the Civic Area Master Plan. Construction will begin in the next few weeks.

Link To The CIVIC AREA Site Plan!

PCL Construction Services, Inc. was selected as the general contractor for this phase of park construction which was funded through the Community, Culture and Safety initiative to be the catalyst for future improvements in the Civic Area. 

The Civic Area Project team recently released a dynamic, animated fly-through video which helps 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 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 detours which will be well-marked during construction phases.  

The City of Boulder has assembled a series of maps that will help visitors prepare for the upcoming parking and access configuration changes beginning in September 2016. Timetables are approximate, as construction schedule will be weather dependent.  

FULL VIDEO:  2016 Civic Area Project: Building Excitement!

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Civic Area Park Construction Updates Dig a little deeper into Civic Area Design Documents Civic Area Parking Information Civic Area Activities!


The number of trees in the Civic Area will increase 44-percent

By Yvette Bowden, City of Boulder Parks & Recreation Department Director, on behalf of the Civic Area Project team

Over the past few days, community members have sent letters to the city, to City Council members and the local newspaper expressing concerns about planned tree removals and interim parking impacts as Phase 1 Civic Area construction gets underway. The city welcomes the opportunity to provide clarifying information on the plan and next steps.  We understand that access to the Civic Area and the preservation of trees we all enjoy are important to the community. For these reasons, our plans already include continued access to all amenities during construction. No trees will be removed in the Central Park or near the Farmers’ Market.  When complete, the number of overall trees in the 13-acre impacted area west of Broadway will increase by 44 percent.... (to continue, click  here.)

Take the Boulder Public Market Survey

Click on the icon below to go to take the Public Market survey

Boulder Public Market Survey

Earlier this year, a study pdf commissioned by the Civic Area Project determined a potential future, year-round,  indoor/outdoo Public Market/Market Hall structure could be a successful addition to the Civic Area.

Now, the Civic Area Project team wants your input on what you think would make a potential year-round market successful!  Please take our survey! Additional updates and information can be found at the Boulder Public Market website.

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Additional Areas of Focus and Concurrent Projects

Civic Area Civic Use Pad

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.

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Project Timeline

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


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