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.
- 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.
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.
Archaeology & Historic Preservation Month
May is Archaeology and Historic Preservation Month. Stay tuned for events throughout Boulder County, and join us in celebrating recently designated landmarks and outstanding historic preservation projects at the Archaeology and Historic Preservation Awards Ceremony.
Archaeology and Historic Preservation Awards Ceremony
Monday, May 9th at 6:30 p.m.
Chautauqua Community House
Refreshments will be served at 6:00 p.m. A free tour of Chautauqua will be offered at 5:30. Meet at the Community House.
Historic Resource Survey Plan
The City of Boulder has hired historic preservation consultant Ron Sladek of Tatanka Historical Associates, Inc. to develop a Historic Resource Survey Plan. This project is funded by a Certified Local Government Grant and has a project deadline of June 30, 2016. The Historic Resource Survey Plan is intended to be a dynamic document – a useful tool in assessing our current records, with priorities for future survey/resurvey work and historic context reports. It is anticipated that the plan will be amended annually.
The working group is an advisory group to staff and the consultant and will provide input on potential areas of survey/resurvey, topics for the historic context project, and prioritization of recommendations. Presently, the following three meetings between April and June, coinciding with the public open houses will be held:
• Tuesday, April 19 from 10-12 p.m., Park Central Conference Room 401, 1739 Broadway, 4th floor
• Tuesday, May 24 from 10-12 p.m., Park Central Conference Room 401, 1739 Broadway, 4th floor
• Tuesday, June 28 from 3:30 -5 p.m., Olmsted Conference Room, 1739 Broadway, 3rd floor
Visit the Historic Resource Survey Plan webpage for more information.
Upcoming Meeting Dates, Agendas and Items
Landmarks Design Review Committee Meeting - Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Next Landmarks Board Meeting - Wednesday, August 3, 2016