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
Landmark Design Review Committee - Wednesday, February 26 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.
Landmarks Board Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, March 4 from 6:00 p.m. This meeting will take place at the Brenton Building, 1136 Alpine Avenue, first floor conference room. Please note the meeting venue change for this meeting: The main entrance for the Brenton Building, is at the back or south side of the building, not Alpine Avenue. If you are driving, the parking options are a surface parking lot entered from North Street, the streets, and a parking garage entered from Alpine Avenue.This meeting typically occurs the first Wednesday of every month (except holidays) unless otherwise notified. For more information, see the Next Landmarks Board Meeting page.
2020 Landmarks Board - Film & Lecture
Chautauqua Sustainability and Resilience Strategy
In line with the city's resilience strategy, the project will identify site vulnerabilities and sensitive historic resources while developing a long-term plan for achieving sustainability and resilience at Chautauqua. More information can be found on our project page: https://bouldercolorado.gov/historic-preservation/chautauqua-sustainability-and-resilience-strategy or sign up to receive email updates about the project:
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).