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Historic Preservation

Historic Preservation

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

Landmarks Design Review Committee Meeting Agenda pdf - Wednesday, August 21 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 pdf   - Wednesday, September 4 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.

Landmarks Board Meeting Agenda pdf   - Wednesday, October 2 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.


Individual Landmark Designation Application for 891 12th St. (Marpa House) 

On July 19, 2019, Historic Boulder, Inc. submitted a Landmark Designation Application for the property at 891 12th St. The Landmarks Board will hold an  Initiation Hearing on Thursday, August 15, 2019 from 1-3 p.m. in City Council Chambers, 1777 Broadway. pdf At that meeting, the Landmarks Board will decide whether or not to accept the application and start the designation process. If they accept the application, a Landmarks Board Designation Hearing  will be scheduled between 60 and 120 days. If, at the Designation Hearing, the Landmarks Board recommends designation to the City Council, a City Council Designation Hearing will be held within 100 days.  


Historic Preservation Story Map of Boulder

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