***Electronically Submit Historic Preservation Applications***
The City of Boulder is committed to its core value of community safety and is proactively taking steps to limit potential social spreading of COVID-19. In an effort to accommodate social distancing recommendations, the Planning & Development Services Center is currently closed to the public.
During this time, Landmark Alteration Certificate, Individual Landmark Designation, Historic Preservation Demolition Review and State Income Tax Credit applications must be submitted electronically. The Historic Preservation team is continuing to provide services remotely as best we can, and we appreciate your understanding and patience. Please note that there is a 3 - 5 working day lag time between submitting applications to Planning & Development Services and Historic Preservation staff receiving them. If you haven't heard from us regarding your project after 7 days, please email [email protected] .
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 more than 200 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, October 28 from 8:30 a.m. This meeting typically occurs every Wednesday morning (except holidays) unless otherwise notified. For more information, please visit the Landmark Design Review Committee page.The City of Boulder is committed to its core value of community safety and is proactively taking steps to limit potential social spreading of COVID-19. Because of this, the LDRC meeting will be held via virtually until further notice. Meetings remain open to the public for viewing only. Click this link--Join Microsoft Teams Meeting--to observe the meeting.
Landmarks Board Meeting - Wednesday, November 4 from 6:00 p.m. This Landmarks Board meeting is canceled.
Landmarks Board Meeting Agenda - Wednesday, December 2 from 6:00 p.m. The agenda will be available at least 10 days before the meeting. The City of Boulder is committed to its core value of community safety and is proactively taking steps to limit potential social spreading of COVID-19. Because of this, this meeting will be held virtually via video conference. For more information, please visit the Landmarks Board Agenda page.
Notification of 30-day Public Comment Period for Proposed Programmatic Agreement for the National Institute of Standards and Testing
Building 1 at the Department of Commerce Boulder Laboratories: Section 106 Programmatic Agreement for Undertakings Subject to the National Historic Preservation Act
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) proposes to implement a Programmatic Agreement (PA), consistent with 36 CFR § 800.14(b), to fulfill NIST’s obligations under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (Section 106) for Building 1,on the campus of the Department of Commerce Boulder Laboratories located at 350 Broadway, Boulder, CO. More information and instructions on submitting comments is available here. If you have questions or need additional information please contact Phillip W. Neuberg, NIST Federal Preservation Officer at [email protected] or by phone at (301) 975-6940. Deadline for comments is November 30, 2020.
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:
Historic Preservation Story Map of Boulder
Explore Boulder's oldest 25 designated landmarks in this interactive Story Map (external link).