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:
- Design Review for landmarked buildings or those located within a historic district
- Demolition Review for non-designated buildings over 50 years old
- Landmark Designation
- Community Engagement efforts, including the Structures of Merit program
Proposed Highland Lawn Historic District Application (May 2019)
On April 12, 2019, more than 25% of property owners in the 400 block of Marine Street submitted an application to designate the block as a historic district. Visit the Proposed Highland Lawn Historic District page for more information.
Historic Preservation Story Map of Boulder
Explore Boulder's oldest 25 designated landmarks in this interative Story Map (external link).
Upcoming Meeting Dates, Agendas and Items
Landmarks Design Review Committee Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, June 19 at 8:30 a.m. This meeting takes place at the Planning and Development Service Center, 1739 Broadway, 3rd floor, Olmsted Room, Boulder, Colorado 80302 and typically meets every Wednesday morning (except holidays) unless otherwise notified.
Landmarks Board Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, June 5 at 6:00 p.m. This meeting takes place at the Municipal Building, 1777 Broadway, 2nd floor, City Council Chambers. This meeting typically occurs the first Wednesday of every month (except holidays) unless otherwise notified. For more information, select the "Next Landmarks Board Meeting" webpage.