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
Civic Area East Bookend Historic Survey
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 Board Accessory Structure Subcommittee Meeting -- Tuesday, August 21 at 4:30 p.m. This meeting will take place at 2352 9th St. and is open to the public to observe.
Landmarks Design Review Committee Meeting -- Wednesday, August 22 at 9:00 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 - Update on the Civic Area East Bookend Planning Effort -- Wednesday, August 1 at 5 p.m. Meeting to update the Landmarks Board on the status of the planning for the Civic Area East Bookend and gather feedback on the recommended planning approach.
Landmarks Board Meeting Agenda -- Wednesday, August 1 at 6 p.m. at the 1777 Broadway, Municipal Building, 2nd floor, City Council Chambers. This meeting typically occurs the first Wednesday of every month (except holidays) unless otherwise notified.