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

Project Overview

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 - PDF. Boulder Housing Partners was designated as the master developer of the entire 30Pearl site which includes affordable and market rental apartments and below market commercial space.

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 and funds to Boulder Housing Partners (BHP), the city's housing authority, to construct, own and manage the affordable apartments. The property had been acquired by the city more than a decade ago.

BHP constructed 120 affordable rental apartments 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 Ramble Collective provides both independent living opportunities and a retail space for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 20 of the units at 30Pearl will be part of BHP's Independent Living Program.

The buildings containing affordable rental apartments are 2A and 4S on the Site Plan found at this link:

The other buildings shown on the site plan linked above are currently under construction and will contain the following:

  • 1A, 1B, 1C below market retail space on the first floor with market rental apartments above
  • 3A, 3B, Rowhouse A and Rowhouse B, market rental apartments and rowhouses
  • 4N, Market rental apartments