The City of Boulder is collecting community feedback on a draft East Boulder Subcommunity Plan that will guide the future of East Boulder. The working group and staff are not adding as much housing to east Boulder as they could. Thousands of additional units could potentially be built on the areas’ sprawling parking lots, or by adding floors to single story office and industrial properties. But YOU have to speak up, if you support that result.
East Boulder was selected as a result of community interest to undergo the subcommunity planning process because of the high rate of change in the area and the opportunity to improve the character and amenities throughout the area. One really cool thing in the transportation section of planning is the STAMP (Station Area Master Plan at 55th & Arapahoe), which includes a new transit station, a redesign of Arapahoe, and some higher density housing adjacent to the Station, embodying the principle of transit oriented development.
The recommended plan is partially complete, and highlights key attributes about today’s East Boulder, which include thriving industry, access to parks, trails, and open space, and a focus on creativity and the arts. The plan will guide change over the next decade to create housing and mobility options for East Boulder as a place to live, work and play.
There remain only two opportunities to provide your input into the plan. Specific links to the items listed below can all be found on the East Boulder project website.
• Provide feedback on BeHeardBoulder.org through Nov. 22
• Office Hours Signup: Drop-in for one-on-one time with staff to ask questions and share feedback.