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Boulder Junction

Boulder Junction

Boulder Junction, previously known as Transit Village, is a 160-acre redevelopment area located in the geographic center of the community. The City of Boulder is transforming the site into a mixed-use, pedestrian-oriented neighborhood with regional transit connections and public spaces that will benefit the entire community, creating a vibrant economic and social center that is environmentally sustainable.

News and Updates

  • Visit www.boulderconezones.net for the latest traffic and construction information.
  • To sign up for email updates, select the "Boulder Junction Emails" link and choose the "Boulder Junction" mailing list.

Projects in Italics are funded, in part or in full, by the 2011 voter-approved Capital Improvement Bond.

Construction and Traffic Cameras

Traffic Camera

The traffic camera is located at the intersection of 30th and Pearl streets. The image automatically refreshes every 30 seconds in JavaScript-enabled Web browsers. If the image does not appear to be changing, select the refresh button on your Web browser to manually refresh the image.

The City of Boulder does not archive or retain any of the images from this camera. The City of Boulder reserves the right to suspend public access to camera images at any time.

Construction Projects Camera

The construction camera is located at the Boulder Junction site. The image automatically refreshes every 30 seconds in JavaScript-enabled Web browsers. If the image does not appear to be changing, select the refresh button on your Web browser to manually refresh the image.

The City of Boulder does not archive or retain any of the images from this camera. The City of Boulder reserves the right to suspend public access to camera images at any time.

Pearl Parkway Multiway Boulevard (North Side, 30th Street to BNSF Railroad) and
Multi-use Path (North Side, BNSF Railroad to Foothills Parkway)

Construction on the north side of the Pearl Parkway multiway boulevard (30th Street to BNSF railroad) and new multi-use path (BNSF railroad to Foothills Parkway) began in late November 2013 and will take approximately one year to complete.

During construction, there will be 24/7 lane reductions on Pearl Parkway from west of 30th Street to Foothills Parkway, with bicycle and pedestrian detours in place.

View the Pearl Parkway Community & Environmental Assessment Process (CEAP) Report pdf.

Conditions Before Construction

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Pearl Parkway Multiway Boulevard (South Side, 30th Street to BNSF Railroad)

This Capital Improvement Bond-funded project will be completed in phases to coordinate with the adjacent private development project at 3100 Pearl Parkway.

The section of the multiway boulevard between 30th Street and Junction Place was completed on Oct. 28, 2013.

The section of the multiway boulevard between Junction Place and the BNSF railroad is scheduled to be completed in spring 2014.

Conditions Before, During and After Construction

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Junction Place Bridge at Goose Creek

This Capital Improvement Bond-funded project will construct a new bridge linking Junction Place on the north and south sides of Goose Creek, including connections to the Goose Creek path. Construction began in late November 2013 and is scheduled to be completed in fall 2014. 

Junction Place Bridge

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Innovative and Sustainable Improvements

Funding from the 2011 voter-approved Capital Improvement Bond and a federal Transportation Improvement Program grant enables the city to integrate the following innovative and sustainable construction methods into the public improvements at Boulder Junction.

Pearl Parkway Multiway Boulevard and Multi-use Path Improvements
The new multiway boulevard balances high-volume vehicular traffic with safe travel for cyclists and pedestrians. Once completed, the central portion of the Pearl Parkway multiway boulevard will provide two lanes of vehicular traffic in each direction, separated by a planted median. Secondary, tree-lined medians will separate the vehicular traffic lanes from more pedestrian- and bike-oriented spaces on either side. These spaces will be shared with slow-moving cars, include on-street parking, and provide access to high-density residential and commercial developments.

Two Bike-travel Options
The multi-use path and the shared travel space for cyclists, pedestrians, and slow-moving vehicles.

LED Street Lighting
The City of Boulder will own and operate light-emitting diode (LED) street lighting at Boulder Junction. The LED streetlights adjust to match changing light and traffic conditions and use 30 percent less energy than conventional street lighting, saving more than $1,300 per year. Additional cost savings are expected due to reduced maintenance and tuning of light levels.

Street Tree Installations and On-street Parking with Permeable Pavement
The street tree installations and on-street parking areas along the Pearl Parkway multiway boulevard feature more permeable pavement to support root growth, extend tree life, enhance water quality, and decrease stormwater runoff. The permeable pavement mimics the natural conditions of forests by allowing the underlying soil to naturally absorb and filter water.

Underground Utility Lines Overhead utility lines will be relocated underground to reduce the need for maintenance and improve views of the foothills.

Future Pocket Park

For more information, please contact Jeff Haley with Parks and Recreation at 303-413-7233.

Affordable Housing

For more information, please contact Michelle Allen with Housing at 303-441-4076.

Parking

The Boulder Junction Access District will utilize new pay-by-phone technology for the on-street parking along the Pearl Parkway multiway boulevard, as well as traditional metered parking on Junction Place. In 2014, paid parking will be in place and enforced to help manage increased parking and travel demand at Boulder Junction.

Solana at 3100 Pearl Parkway - Private Development Project

This private development includes a 319-unit apartment complex in four separate buildings and 8,112 square feet for seven retail spaces. There will be a two-level, partially below-ground, wrapped parking structure for 363 vehicles. The site will also include a recreation center, multi-use paths and a variety of interior courtyard spaces.

Construction is currently underway. The first residential occupancies are anticipated to begin in winter 2013 and the entire project will be completed by summer 2014. Visit www.solana3100pearl.com or call 888-966-8221 for additional information.

RTD Depot Square at 3151 Pearl Parkway - Private Development Project

In October 2011, the Planning Board gave approval for development of the RTD Depot Square at Boulder Junction. Depot Square will serve as a mixed-use, transit-oriented private development that will include an underground RTD bus station, new hotel, affordable apartment complex, parking structure, restaurant or pub within the restored Boulder Jaycees Depot, and open plaza.

For more information, select the "Boulder Junction: City-owned Site" link.

Transit Village Area Plan Planning Process

The Transit Village Area Plan (TVAP) was adopted by City Council on Sept. 18, 2007. Since then, the Transit Village has been renamed Boulder Junction and the following changes have been made:
  • in May 2009, new zone districts and other code changes were approved by City Council (May 5 City Council memo);
  • in July 2010, two General Improvement Districts (GIDs) were approved for the Phase 1 area of Boulder Junction and some properties were rezoned;
  • stormwater guidelines, Junction Place bridge design guidelines, and a Public Arts Master Plan were approved in 2010;
  • a number of physical improvements were made to 30th Street in 2011, including: new bike lanes on 30th Street between Arapahoe Avenue and Pearl Street,
  • a new bridge and pedestrian/bicycle underpass on 30th Street at the Boulder Slough, and a new multi-use accessible path connection between the east side of 30th Street and the Goose Creek Greenway (for a complete list of improvements, see the July 31 City Council Memo and study session summary); and
  • in January 2012, City Council heard and approved the TVAP Connections Plan Changes (Jan. 17 City Council Agenda Item).

Photos and Videos

Aerial Photos

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Related Videos

Capital Improvement Bond - Transportation

Tracy Winfree, the City of Boulder’s Director of Public Works for Transportation, explains the improvements that will be made to Boulder’s streets, sidewalks and multi-use paths as a result of the 2011 voter-approved Capital Improvement Bond.

Boulder Junction Overview

An interview update of the Boulder Junction development in Boulder, Colorado - formally known as the Transit Village. Recorded March 2012.

Inside Boulder News-Goose Creek Path Closures

This is a video segment from the February 7, 2014 episode of Inside Boulder News. For more videos, visit: BoulderChannel8.com

 

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