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Historic Preservation

***Message to P&DS Customers***

The City of Boulder is committed to its core value of community safety and is proactively taking steps to limit potential social spreading of COVID-19. In an effort to accommodate social distancing recommendations, the Planning & Development Services Center will be closed to the public through April 19, 2020

Visit https://bouldercolorado.gov/plan-develop for a list of available services and the latest updates as we continue to monitor health and safety recommendations. The Historic Preservation team is continuing to provide services remotely as best we can, and we appreciate your understanding and patience. Please note that there is a 3-4 working day lag time between submitting applications to Planning and Development Services, and Historic Preservation staff receiving them. If you haven't heard from us regarding your project after 5 days, please email [email protected] 

 


The Historic Preservation program helps preserve the community's unique heritage, culture, and character by protecting buildings and sites that are reminiscent of Boulder's past. Community interest in preservation has resulted in more than 1,300 designated historic properties in Boulder, including 193 individual landmarks and 10 historic districts.

In 2013, the city developed a Historic Preservation Plan The plan outlines the different program areas in detail and identifies near-term and long-term goals for the program. The main program areas include: 


Upcoming Meeting Dates, Agendas and Items

Landmark Design Review Committee pdf -  Wednesday, April 1 at 8:30 a.m.  This meeting typically occurs every Wednesday morning (except holidays) unless otherwise notified. The City of Boulder is committed to its core value of community safety and is proactively taking steps to limit potential social spreading of COVID-19. Because of this, the LDRC meeting will be held via Microsoft Teams video call until further notice. Meetings remain open to the public for viewing via video call only. For a link to access the meeting, please email [email protected] 

Landmarks Board Meeting Agenda pdf  - Thursday, April 23 from 6:00 p.m.  The City of Boulder is committed to its core value of community safety and is proactively taking steps to limit potential social spreading of COVID-19. Because of this, this Landmarks Board meeting will be held via video conference call. Access information will be available at least 10 days before the meeting here and on the Next Landmarks Board Meeting page.


Chautauqua Sustainability and Resilience Strategy

In line with the city's resilience strategy, the project will identify site vulnerabilities and sensitive historic resources while developing a long-term plan for achieving sustainability and resilience at Chautauqua. More information can be found on our project page:  https://bouldercolorado.gov/historic-preservation/chautauqua-sustainability-and-resilience-strategy  or sign up to receive email updates about the project: 


Historic Preservation Story Map of Boulder

Explore Boulder's oldest 25 designated landmarks in this interactive Story Map (external link).