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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: 

Downtown Signage Lighting Design Guidelines 

On Tuesday, March 6 at 10:30 a.m. Landmarks Board members will meet at the Trident Booksellers and Cafe at 940 Pearl St.

Historic Survey - East Bookend 

The City of Boulder is seeking a consultant to survey twelve (12) 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. Note: this RFP was reissued March 12 to clarify the scope of work.

Landmarks Board and Historic Boulder, Inc. Film and Lecture Series 2018

The 2018 Film and Lecture Series, presented in partnership by the Landmarks Board and Historic Boulder, Inc. will continue on March 14 with talk by William Bechhoefer on the arts and architecture of Syria. Visit the Community Engagement webpage for more information.


Chautauqua Lighting Design Guidelines  

In 2017, the City of Boulder and the Colorado Chautauqua Association unanimously voted to adopt the Chautauqua Park Historic District Lighting Design Guidelines. Visit the project webpage for more information Chautauqua Park Historic District Lighting Design Guidelines. It is aniticipated that Public Works will submit a Landmark Alteration Certificate for new path lighting for the Landmarks Board's review in March 2018. 


Upcoming Meeting Dates, Agendas and Items

Landmarks Design Review Committee Meeting pdf  -- Wednesday, March 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. 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 pdf  - Wednesday, April 7 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.


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