30Pearl is located in the south west corner of Boulder Junction, a 160-acre redevelopment area that is being transformed into a mixed-use, pedestrian-oriented neighborhood with regional transit connections and public spaces that will benefit the entire community.

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Project Overview

Boulder Housing Partners (BHP), the city housing authority, is the master developer responsible for completing the site level planning, utility and affordable housing entitlements.

Construction of 120 affordable homes is completing in 2021 with move-ins scheduled through the summer. This new community features amenities including in-home washers & dryers, energy-efficient heating and air-conditioning, free community wi-fi, shared rooftop spaces, public art, and landscaped courtyards connecting 30Pearl’s three apartment buildings.

BHP's partnership with the nonprofit Boulder Treasures will also provide independent living opportunities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Twenty of the apartments at 30Pearl will be part of BHP's Independent Living Program.


The vision for the area is guided by the 2007 Transit Village Area Plan (TVAP). The City of Boulder partnered with BHP to develop this project by contributing the land. The property had been acquired by the city more than a decade ago as a land-banking project. This significant cost savings to the developer is a key factor for creating a high-rate of affordable homes in a single project.

The impetus for Boulder Junction began in 2000, when the City of Boulder initiated a planning effort for a transit-oriented development (TOD), in anticipation of new transit facilities.

The goals for 30Pearl are:

  • 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.