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
In 2018, the City of Boulder hired a consultant to survey thirteen 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.
The survey forms are available to view on the Historic Resource Survey and Historic Context webpage.
Upcoming Meeting Dates, Agendas and Items
Landmarks Design Review Committee Meeting Agenda -- Wednesday, Jan. 23 at 8:30 a.m. Typically, 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 (except holidays) unless otherwise notified.
Members of the board and staff plan to observe structures on-site by walking around a neighborhood. -- Wednesday, Jan. 23 at 3:30 p.m. -- The starting point and route has not been determined, and will be posted on Tuesday, Jan. 22. For more information, contact Holly Opansky at 303-441-1881.
Landmarks Board Meeting Agenda Monday, Feb. 4 at 6:00 p.m. at 1777 Broadway, Municipal Building, 2nd floor, City Council Chambers. This meeting typically occurs the first Wednesday of every month (except holidays) unless otherwise notified. For more information, select the "Next Landmarks Board Meeting" webpage.