Alpine-Balsam Area Plan | Deconstruction
Alpine-Balsam Area Plan | Deconstruction
City Council recently approved the deconstruction of the main hospital building at the Alpine-Balsam site. Interior deconstruction is just getting started in the Pavilion Office Building to prepare for renovation, and interior deconstruction of the main hospital will begin after an environmental assessment is complete and will continue through 2020. For work related to this project, the city will look to minimize impacts to the local community.
The city is taking a sustainable approach to reuse and recycle as many materials as possible. This means that materials removed from buildings will be catalogued and stored for future use. So far, the city has counted:
- 1,117 doors
- 406 sinks
- 236 toilets
- 2,510 electrical wall plates
- 916 electrical switch plates
As part of the city's plans to maintain the site, the city Office of Arts and Culture has commissioned several artists to paint murals on sections of the fence. The mural project is an opportunity to integrate art into the site during deconstruction, helping to enhance the visual profile of the project and providing an active space for community engagement. Artists selected for the mural project include:
Information about each artist is available by clicking their name. Learn more about the artist selection process and the city's Office of Arts and Culture by clicking here .
Phase I: Interior Deconstruction
Interior deconstruction of the Pavilion building has begun and will continue through 2020.
Interior deconstruction continues to take place, as current emergency orders exclude city maintenance and construction projects. The city and its partners are committed to the safety of the community and their employees and will be following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines on physical distancing and prevention.
For the latest information on the city’s response to COVID-19, visit bouldercolroado.gov/coronavirus .
Phase 2: Exterior Deconstruction
- Timing TBD
Alpine Balsam Area-Plan Adopted
The Alpine-Balsam Area Plan, adopted by City Council on Oct. 1, 2019, offers an opportunity to further the city's access, mobility, sustainability and climate goals. The plan is intended for use by the public, business and property owners, the city and community partners. The plan is a guide for the area's future and will inform decisions about private development, public facilities and services in the area. It balances many factors and strikes a compromise on density and use to ensure the area remains a lively neighborhood center.
The plan includes:
- Land use changes for city-owned properties, including renovation of the medical pavilion at the corner of Alpine and Broadway for a new city services center
- A mix of permanently affordable and market rate multi-family housing
- Improvements for all modes of transportation to make travel around the area safer, more pleasant and easier, especially for pedestrians and cyclists
- A flood mitigation approach along the northern side of the city's site that will convey floodwaters during storms. The approach will double as a landscaped greenway
- Criteria for further exploring the viability of Boulder County services moving to Alpine-Balsam from their current North Broadway campus
View the final Alpine-Balsam Area Plan
Nov. 15, 2016: City Council Meeting
This memo provided an update on the Alpine Balsam project and related projects, highlighting their inter-relationships and timing, and council feedback on key findings, recommendations and planned next steps for the remainder of 2016 and 2017.
Sept. 15, 2015: City Council Meeting
The Boulder City Council authorized the sale of up to $41 million in certificates of participation to use toward the final purchase of the Boulder Community Health/Broadway Campus purchase and redevelopment.
Aug. 27, 2015: City Council Special Session
Discussion of Boulder Community Health Phase I Environmental Assessment at beginning of Boulder City Council Special Session. Members gave the City Attorney the authority to negotiate a extension with Boulder Community Health on the $3 million earnest money deadline. The city needs the additional time to complete environmental assessments at the BCH campus site. This extension does NOT effect the timetable to complete the purchase transaction by mid-December.
Jul. 14, 2015: City Council Special Session
This special session of the Boulder City Council was called on short notice to allow Council Members to vote to approve the acquisition of the BCH site at Broadway and Balsam.
The Executive Summary and the Boulder Municipal Property Authority Agenda contain information on the Issuance of Certificates of Participation.
Jun. 16, 2015: City Council Study Session