Division of Housing
Housing Boulder Action Plan
The action plan identifies City Council priorities for addressing Boulder's affordable housing challenges.
Inclusionary Housing Update
The inclusionary housing program was adopted in 2000 in response to the city’s housing challenges. This was an ambitious initiative to require all new residential development to provide 20 percent of the all new homes as permanently affordable to low and moderate income households. The program has demonstrated considerable success over the years and the update is intended to respond to new challenges, specifically addressing the loss of middle income housing as well as exploring options for incentivizing more on-site homes. More information is available on the Inclusionary Housing Update page.
Construction Defect Speakers Panel, May 15th
In Boulder, condominiums are an important affordable homeownership option. Since the 2008 economic downturn, Front Range communities have seen little development of this housing type. Increasingly, current construction defect laws, which offer important protections for homeowners, are seen as a contributing factor in this ongoing trend.
Through panelist presentations and an audience Q and A, this public event will explore:
- The impacts of current construction defect laws on condominium development in Boulder and the region.
- Solutions that balance homeowner protections and Boulder’s affordable housing goals and what is the city’s role?
The date and location of this event are subject to change. Please check this website for the most up-to-date information.
May 15: 6:30-8:30 pm, First Presbyterian Church, 1820 15th St, Boulder, CO 20302
More information is available on the Construction Defect Panel page
One-for-One Replacement Ordinance
The purpose of this ordinance is to enable permanently affordable properties to rebuild to the number of units currently on site in situations where zoning was changed after the project was built. This preservation ordinance stands to benefit 16 known existing affordable properties with 230 or more affordable apartments that may otherwise be lost over time.
Feb. 16: Planning Board public hearing and deliberation ()
Mar. 7: City Council 1st reading (no discussion)
Apr. 4: City Council 2nd reading (public hearing)
30th & Pearl
Formerly the home of Pollard Friendly Motors, this city owned 11.2-acre site is planned for a mix of housing affordable to low, moderate and middle income households. The project is part of Boulder Junction (a 160-acre redevelopment at the northeast corner of 30th Street and Pearl Parkway area) and is transforming into a mixed-use, pedestrian-oriented neighborhood with regional transit connections and public spaces that will benefit the entire community. To learn more about 30th & Pearl, visit this page.
Oct. 16, 2016: City Council Study Session Memo: 30th & Pearl
Middle Income Housing Strategy
This strategy defines a comprehensive approach to create and preserve housing choices for middle income households and puts forth an aggressive, but obtainable, goal to increase housing options for middle income households.