Boulder Historic Preservation Plan
The City of Boulder’s Historic Preservation Plan was accepted in 2013 and has guided the Historic Preservation program over the last five years by helping to establish priorities and informing the annual work plan. Funding for the plan was provided through a Certified Local Government (CLG) grant that was used to hire a consultant, HistoryMatters, to assess the program, establish goals and objectives for the program, and recommend strategies to achieve these goals.
Goals to Guide the City of Boulder's Historic Preservation Plan
Ensure the protection of Boulder's significant historic, architectural, and environmental resources;
Actively engage the community in historic preservation efforts;
Make review processes clear, predictable and objective;
Continue leadership in historic preservation and environmental sustainability; and
Encourage preservation of historic resources.
Five-Year Update of the Historic Preservation Plan
The scope of the five-year update of the Historic Preservation Plan, started in the fall of 2018, included confirmation of the goals and objectives, documenting progress toward the goals in the first five years and updating the recommendations and associated timeline and roles. The five-year update will not revisit the current program description or assessment. It is anticipated that an in-depth update of the Historic Preservation Plan would be undertaken in 2023 as part of a 10-year update.
Public participation is anticipated to occur through the formation of a working group that will meet throughout the process, and community members will be invited to participate through open houses and an online survey.
Please fill out the survey below to share your views on the plan's update. Please also be sure to review the plan prior to completing the survey.
Draft Assessment of Progress Toward Goals
Since 2013, the Landmarks Board accomplishments have been documented in “Year in Review” handouts and reviewed at annual retreats. At the retreats, the Landmarks Board has identified priorities from the Historic Preservation Plan to focus efforts in the following year.
Browse the Assessment of Progress Toward Goals and reference pages 30-39 of the plan for a detailed explanation of each recommendation.
Schedule and Process
Phase I: Draft Assessment of 2013-2018 Progress Toward Goals; Confirm
Goals and Objectives (September - October)
Confirm goals and objectives and gather feedback on the progress to date and proposed
- Landmarks Board Study Session Memo (Sept. 5)
- Internal Coordination Team Meeting #1 (Oct. 18)
- Working Group Meeting #1 (Oct. 19)
- City Council Information Packet Item
Phase II: Draft Revisions
Review draft revisions to the recommendations
- Community Open House #1
- Landmarks Board Study Session Memo (Nov. 7) - Discussion continued to Dec. 7, 2018 meeting
- Working Group Meeting #2 - January 17, 2019
Phase III: Final Revisions
Finalize revisions to the recommendations
- Internal Coordination Team Meeting #2 (TBD)
- Working Group Meeting #3 (April 1, 2019)
- Landmarks Board Study Session Memo (April 3)
Phase IV: Adoption
- Community Open House #2
- Landmarks Board Meeting
- City Council Meeting