The idea for Boulder Junction began in 2000, when the City of Boulder initiated a planning effort for a transit-oriented development, in anticipation of new transit facilities. The vision for the area is guided by the 2007 Transit Village Area Plan (TVAP).
Goals for 30Pearl
Advance Boulder’s long-range vision to maximize public investment in multimodal transportation, infrastructure improvements and affordable housing;
Create a mixed-use development with predominantly residential uses and some supporting commercial uses;
Create a range of housing types, including up to 50 percent permanently affordable housing, and;
Create a mix of ownership and rental housing.
Affordable Housing at 30Pearl
The City of Boulder contributed the land for 30Pearl to Boulder Housing Partners (BHP), the city's housing authority, to build affordable housing. The property had been acquired by the city more than a decade ago.
BHP is constructing 120 affordable homes featuring amenities such as in-home washers & dryers, energy-efficient heating and air-conditioning, free wi-fi, shared rooftop spaces, public art and landscaped courtyards.
BHP's partnership with the nonprofit Boulder Treasures will also provide independent living opportunities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 20 of the units at 30Pearl will be part of BHP's Independent Living Program.