The City of Boulder welcomes your feedback. Use our Inquire Boulder customer service tool to tell us what’s on your mind.

  • Historic Preservation
  • Design Guidelines
  • Alterations
  • Demolitions
  • Landmarks & Historic Districts
  • Landmarks Board

Historic Preservation

Historic Preservation


Upcoming Event

2017 Landmarks Board and Historic Boulder joint Lecture and Film Series


Climate Reality and the Impact on Historic Preservation 

Andrea McGimsey, trained presenter with the Climate Reality Project founded by Al Gore, will focus on the impacts of climate change around the world on communities and historic properties. She will then focus on two National Historic Landmarks she has run: Oatlands Historic House and Gardens (home of the founder of the National Trust for Historic Preservation) and Chautauqua. 

When:        April 4, 2017 at 6 p.m.

Location:   Boulder Main Library, Canyon Theater, 1001 Arapahoe Ave.


Program Areas

Have you considered serving on the Landmarks Board?

Annual recruitment for positions began on Jan. 4 and will run through Feb. 13 at 5 p.m..

Volunteers appointed to serve on a board or commission help City Council examine issues and, in turn, shape the future of Boulder. Group interviews for the 2017 applicants to Boards and Commissions will be held in 1777 West Conference Room of the Municipal Building and will take place on:

  • Thursday, March 9; 6-9 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 14; 6-9 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 16; 6-9 p.m.

Boards will be assigned one of the following dates and times for group interviews. Applicants will receive an email advising them of the date and time for the group interview. Please note that applications are public records. The application and additional information is available on the Boards and Commissions webpage. Contact James Hewat (303) 441-3207 with questions. 

In addition to the monthly board meetings, Landmarks Board members should anticipate spending 12-16 hours a month for six months out of the year as part of the Landmarks Design Review Committee. The committee meets from 8:30-12 p.m. each Wednesday to review Landmark Alteration Certificate applications.

The Historic Preservation program helps preserve the community's unique heritage, culture, and character by protecting physical assets from Boulder's past. Community interest in preservation has resulted in more than 1,300 designated historic properties in Boulder, including 175 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.   

Upcoming Meeting Dates, Agendas and Items

Landmarks Design Review Committee Meeting pdf - Wednesday, March 22 starting at 8:30 a.m.

Next Landmarks Board Meeting pdf - the Wednesday, April 5 starting at 6 p.m.


View Full Site