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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: 


Upcoming Meeting Dates, Agendas and Items

Landmarks Design Review Committee -  Wednesday, November 27 at 8:30 a.m. Cancelled for the Thanksgiving Holiday. 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 Design Review Committee pdf -  Wednesday, December 4 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 pdf  - Wednesday, December 4 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.  

Site Visit  - Tuesday, December 10 at 11:00 a.m . LDRC follow up/site visit at 707 12th Street (HIS2019-00329). 

Schedule Changes for Landmarks Design Review Committee pdf. Please note the schedule changes for this meeting, which 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. Deadlines for applications are unchanged.


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. pdf


Historic Preservation Story Map of Boulder

Explore Boulder's oldest 25 designated landmarks in this interactive Story Map (external link).