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University Hill

University Hill

University Hill

University Hill is a dynamic historic neighborhood adjacent to the main University of Colorado campus. The Hill features an eclectic mix of housing, restaurants, shops and entertainment venues.

University Hill General Improvement District (UHGID)

The city's Department of Community Vitality (DCV) is responsible for parking operations, maintenance and enforcement and public space maintenance of the UHGID commercial business area.

History

  • UHGID was created on July 21, 1970 to provide parking and maintenance on the Hill.
  • On November 26, 1985, Ordinance No 4958  expanded the scope of work to include pedestrian, bicycle, mass transit, and aesthetic improvements.
  • UHGID spans a three block area.

Hill Commission

  • A five member University Hill Commercial Area Management Commission (UHCAMC)  appointed by City Council administers the business affairs of UHGID.
  • Monthly meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month and offer residents an opportunity to voice their suggestions, comments and criticisms on any issues that fall within UHGID'S purview.

UHGID's Staffing and Duties

  • Two city staff members perform maintenance on the Hill seven days a week: 
    • On Saturday through Tuesday, there is one staff member on duty.
    • On Wednesday through Friday, there are two staff members on duty.

UHGID'S duties include:

Inside the commercial district

  • Removing trash
  • Sweeping and occasionally power washing the sidewalks
  • Removing snow from the sidewalks
  • Removing graffiti from the public utilities
  • Cleaning Hill surface lots
  • Replacing banners
  • Decorating for the holidays
  • Maintaining pedestrian lights
  • Planting and maintaining flowers, monitoring trees.

Outside the commercial district

  • Removing trash from UHGID-placed receptacles

UHGID is NOT responsible for:

  • Maintaining alleys
  • Removing graffiti from private property (This is the responsibility of the property owner
    who, as per policy, may be fined if he/she does not comply.)

Economic Vitality

The  DCV also  plays a significant role in marketing and economic vitality for the Hill. Several organizations and agencies collaborate to ensure The Hill remains a thriving business district and a vibrant place to live.

CU-Boulder Partnership

The City of Boulder and the University of Colorado work in partnership to develop and implement programs to support and assist CU students living off-campus in the University Hill neighborhood. With budget approval, The University of Colorado Student Government funds a Director of City and Neighborhood Relations to serve as a Hill Liaison representative.

Neighborhood Association

The University Hill Neighborhood Association is a group of Boulder residents in the adjacent residential community working together to maintain a safe, clean, peaceful, and diverse neighborhood.

 

Videos

Inside Boulder News - Parklet Completed

This is a video segment from the May 23, 2014 episode of Inside Boulder News. For more videos, visit: BoulderChannel8.com

Inside Boulder News - Parklet Design Chosen

This is a video segment from the May 2, 2014 episode of Inside Boulder News. For more videos, visit: BoulderChannel8.com

Mural Project on The Hill

This video is a segment from the April 11, 2014 episode of Inside Boulder and features a discussion about a new mural that will be created on The Hill in Boulder, Colorado. For more Inside Boulder visit www.BoulderChannel8.com

University Hill Revitalization

This video is a segment from the March 13, 2015 episode of Inside Boulder. It is conversation with Boulder City Council Member Andrew Shoemaker about Boulder's University Hill Commercial District revitalization efforts. For more Inside Boulder visit www.BoulderChannel8.com

University Hill Potential Construction

This video is a segment from the March 13, 2015 episode of Inside Boulder. It is conversation with David Driskell, Executive Director of Community Planning and Sustainability about potential construction in Boulder's University Hill Commercial District. For more Inside Boulder visit www.BoulderChannel8.com

Inside Boulder News - University Hill Update

This video is a segment from the July 31, 2015 episode of Inside Boulder News. For more Inside Boulder News visit BoulderChannel8.com

Heart of the Hill Campaign

This video is a segment from the July 17, 2015 episode of Inside Boulder. It is an interview about the Heart of the Hill campaign in Boulder. For more Inside Boulder visit www.BoulderChannel8.com

CU Restorative Justice and The Hill

This video is a segment from the July 17, 2015 episode of Inside Boulder. It is an interview about CU's Restorative Justice Program For more Inside Boulder visit www.BoulderChannel8.com

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