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Civic Area Overview

Civic Area Overview

The site includes the area between Canyon Boulevard and Arapahoe Avenue and 9th and 14th Streets. In July of 2015, Boulder City Council adopted a new Civic Area Master Plan pdf to replace the 1992 Civic Center Master Plan and build on the 2013 Vision Plan. The long-term vision is to transform the Civic Area into an even more unique place that reflects the community’s shared values and its diversity, providing space and programs for people to gather, recreate, eat, learn, deliberate and innovate. The plan establishes the goals, guiding principles and core themes for Civic Area implementation.

Implementation of the Boulder Civic Area Master Plan is expected to take place over the next 10 to 20 years. However, due to the passage of the Community, Culture and Safety tax initiative in November 2014, the first phase of improvements in the Civic Area are moving forward. Planning for and implementation of the Boulder Civic Area Master Plan has been undertaken by cross departmental teams working to advance the plan’s vision.


A Video History! Check out the videos below for background on the Civic Area Project!

2016 Boulder Civic Area Video: Building Excitement!


2015 Boulder Civic Area -- Fun. Nature. Art. Food. Future.


2014 Boulder Civic Area -- The Year of Collaboration