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East Boulder Subcommunity


East Boulder is home to some of Boulder’s great businesses, urban parks and greenways. This subcommunity is one of the city’s primary employment centers, with many local businesses specializing in scientific, research and technology sectors. There are also important local businesses in East Boulder, including construction industry professionals, warehousing and small-scale manufacturing. As the area looks to the future, what do YOU think we can achieve?

The East Boulder Plan will set the stage for evolution and innovation in East Boulder to achieve city-wide goals and celebrate the subcommunity’s unique identity.  

East Boulder Working Group

The working group is composed of community members interested in the future of East Boulder. The group is charged with representing diverse stakeholder interests throughout the planning process; sharing information with their communities and encouraging the participation of other stakeholders in the planning process. The group will work alongside the city’s planning team to develop a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities of stakeholders in the subcommunity; identify potential solutions to area issues and define paths towards implementation for plan recommendations.

The first East Boulder Working Group meeting took place May 20th. You can learn more about the working group and what is discussed at each meeting. 

Engagement Opportunities

Interested in hearing more about subcommunity planning? Sign up for the project email updates at the bottom of this page.

Do you have any questions or comments about the East Boulder Subcommunity Plan? Please get in touch with us at:  [email protected]

The project kick-off phase aligns project team members with their roles and responsibilities, identifies key stakeholders and the community engagement methods and means to be employed, and introduces the site to the team through mapping, background research, and site visits.

The subcommunity inventory and analysis phase includes a comprehensive review of past planning efforts pdf and their current impacts, ongoing capital improvements, plans or development in the subcommunity, and an inventory of baseline conditions and key metrics related to BVCP city-wide goals. The team is currently working on this phase and will be engaging stakeholders about inventory topics in July! 

During concept development, the planning team will invite interested community members to explore the results of the inventory and analysis report and identify potential areas of preservation and areas of evolution. A series of focus group meetings will help the team identify critical needs in the community as well as subcommunity aspirations. This phase of work will help community members identify their key goals and objectives for the future.

Using the goals and objectives developed during phase three, the team and community members will work together to develop “alternative future scenarios,” which may propose changes to land use in the subcommunity. Each alternative will be tested for potential impacts to citywide and subcommunity goals. Each alternative will be vetted through the community to identify the most successful components. These elements will be combined to deliver a “preferred alternative” scenario that will guide the evolution of the subcommunity’s future.

The implementation planning phase is a highly collaborative effort that uses planning team, stakeholder, community partner and resident input to identify paths towards implementation of the preferred alternative scenario.

While pieces of the final plan will be developed throughout the process, phase six provides the opportunity to create final content for adoption and publication. This phase also includes public review, comment and response periods.