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
Upcoming Meeting Dates, Agendas and Items
Landmarks Design Review Committee Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, October 16 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 and typically meets every Wednesday morning (except holidays) unless otherwise notified.
Site Visit and Meeting to Discuss Alternatives to Demolition - Wednesday, October 16 from 3 - 4 p.m. @ 2250 Bluebell Ave. On Oct. 2, the Landmarks Board placed a stay of demolition on the application for 2250 Bluebell Ave. This meeting is to provide time to view the property and discuss alternatives to demolition.
Landmarks Board Special Meeting Agenda - Tuesday, October 22 from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m . This special meeting of the Landmarks Board will take place at the Municipal Building, 1777 Broadway, 2nd floor, City Council Chambers. For more information, select the "Next Landmarks Board Meeting" webpage.
Landmarks Board Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, November 6 at 6:00 p.m . This meeting takes place 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. For more information, select the "Next Landmarks Board Meeting" webpage.
Chautauqua Sustainability and Resilience Open House - Wednesday, November 13 from 4 - 6 p.m. at the Brenton Building, 1136 Alpine St., ground floor conference room (enter at the south entrance, located off North Street). Save the date! More information here.
National Trust for Historic Preservation - Past Forward Conference
Preservationists from across the country visited Denver for the National Trust's Past Forward Conference from October 10 to 13, 2019. A group travelled to Boulder to learn about the downtown mall, Chautauqua and NCAR. A presentation by Nolan Rosall, Boulder's Planning and Community Development Director from 1974 until 1979 is available here: The Creation of Boulder's Pearl Street Pedestrian Mall.
Historic Preservation Story Map of Boulder
Explore Boulder's oldest 25 designated landmarks in this interactive Story Map (external link).