After years of discussion, City Council gave final approval to the East Boulder Subcommunity Plan on Oct. 6, 2022. The plan guides the evolution of East Boulder over the next two decades into a local business hub, with variety of housing options, and an artful community that is well connected to the surrounding city and the region.
East Boulder Subcommunity Plan
Over 2,000 community members participated in the planning process! Check out the Engagement Scrapbook PDF to learn more about community participation in the East Boulder Subcommunity Plan.
Why East Boulder?
In early 2019, City Council had staff begin future planning for East Boulder, one of the city's 10 subcommunities. They prioritized East Boulder because of the high rate of change taking place in the area.
East Boulder is one of the city's top employment centers, home to large employers including Foothills Community Hospital and Ball Aerospace. Many businesses located there specialize in the scientific, research, technology and manufacturing sectors. The area is also home to urban parks, recycling centers and arts and cultural organizations, including Boulder Dinner Theater and KGNU radio.
55th and Arapahoe Station Area Master Plan (STAMP)
Within the East Boulder Subcommunity, the 55th & Arapahoe Station Area (STAMP) has been identified by adopted city plans for a future mobility hub and transit-oriented development. STAMP is a component of the larger East Boulder Subcommunity Plan process, but includes a greater level of detailed planning, analysis and design. STAMP will guide long-term transformation of the station area into a transit-oriented, connected and livable place that ideally provides a mix of housing types and land uses in proximity to transit.
East Boulder Working Group
The East Boulder Working Group supports the subcommunity planning process. The group is made up of area stakeholders and typically holds monthly meetings that are open to the public. Learn more about the East Boulder Working Group.