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
Historic Survey - East Bookend
The City of Boulder is currently surveying twelve non-designated properties that are over 50 years old in the Civic Area East Bookend. The majority of the properties were surveyed in the late 1990s; one was surveyed in 2000. The objective of this survey project is to document the non-designated buildings over 50 years old and provide an assessment of the eligibility of the buildings for local landmark designation.
Upcoming Meeting Dates, Agendas and Items
Landmarks Design Review Committee Meeting -- Wednesday, June 20 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. The Landmarks Design Review Committee typically meets every Wednesday morning starting at 8:30 a.m. (except holidays) unless otherwise notified.
Landmarks Board Meeting Agenda -- NO MEETING due to Independence Day -- Wednesday, July 4 at 6 p.m. 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.
Landmarks Board Annual Retreat will occur on Friday, June 22 from 12 to 4 p.m. at Chautauqua's Community House, Climber's Room, 900 Baseline Rd. For more information go to the Next Landmarks Board Meeting webpage, found via a link in the right hand column of this page.