Boulder Housing Network is the work of volunteers who keep abreast of planning issues and projects in order to apprise readers of where and when they can show up to support attainable housing in the City of Boulder. We keep you informed; and you have shown up to let officials know that housing is important to you. You made a difference in the outcomes of both the Diagonal Plaza and Spruce Street projects.
At Diagonal Plaza, 47 additional homes were added —a 20 percent increase from the original proposal. City Council changed the site’s zoning to enable the additional density.
And at the Spruce Street project, the developer originally proposed 63 homes, 14 of which were very expensive, 2,600 sq. ft. townhomes, with just two permanently affordable townhomes. The remaining 47 units were rentals (we prioritize for-sale over rental any day). BHN sought a different outcome, and the City Council, staff and the developer listened. The 14 very large units are gone. Instead of 63 homes, the developer has proposed 102—all for sale! The project returns this year for Site Review.
These wins are a success for the community, made possible by engaged BHN readers communicating support for housing to Planning Board, City Council and staff.