Alpine-Balsam Area Plan


The City of Boulder purchased 8.8 acres of property from Boulder Community Health in December 2015. The properties include the entire hospital campus site at 1100 Balsam Ave. (the corner of Balsam Avenue and Broadway), as well as two properties on Alpine Avenue and two small properties on North Street. From fall 2016 through spring 2017, the city worked with the community to develop a Vision Plan for the city-purchased site, also known as Alpine-Balsam.

The next step for the Alpine-Balsam site is the creation of an area plan to provide more detailed guidance for future development of the site and surrounding area. The area plan process will take place from spring 2018 through mid-2019, and will include a range of opportunities for community members to provide input.

The city encourages input from residents from all over Boulder. Your feedback will help guide the design and ensure it addresses the hopes, aspirations and concerns of our community. Your perspectives will also help the city prioritize city services that will be provided in the area, as well as other potential uses, such as open space, affordable housing, retail, etc.


The City of Boulder purchased 8.8 acres of property from Boulder Community Health in December 2015. The properties include the entire hospital campus site at 1100 Balsam Ave. (the corner of Balsam Avenue and Broadway), as well as two properties on Alpine Avenue and two small properties on North Street. From fall 2016 through spring 2017, the city worked with the community to develop a Vision Plan for the city-purchased site, also known as Alpine-Balsam.

The next step for the Alpine-Balsam site is the creation of an area plan to provide more detailed guidance for future development of the site and surrounding area. The area plan process will take place from spring 2018 through mid-2019, and will include a range of opportunities for community members to provide input.

The city encourages input from residents from all over Boulder. Your feedback will help guide the design and ensure it addresses the hopes, aspirations and concerns of our community. Your perspectives will also help the city prioritize city services that will be provided in the area, as well as other potential uses, such as open space, affordable housing, retail, etc.

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    Small Group Workshops Review and Additional Feedback

    From mid-January through mid-February, the city held a series of small-group workshops to gather feedback on the larger area plan. These workshops gave residents an opportunity to give staff input AND hear from each other about their hopes and concerns related to this project. Approximately 180 people participated. 

    We recognize that not everyone was able to attend a workshop. The following questionnaire summarizes key themes the city heard during these workshops. City staff recognize that this summary does not fully capture the depth and richness of all the conversations, however, staff has done it's best attempt to capture key themes.Once

    From mid-January through mid-February, the city held a series of small-group workshops to gather feedback on the larger area plan. These workshops gave residents an opportunity to give staff input AND hear from each other about their hopes and concerns related to this project. Approximately 180 people participated. 

    We recognize that not everyone was able to attend a workshop. The following questionnaire summarizes key themes the city heard during these workshops. City staff recognize that this summary does not fully capture the depth and richness of all the conversations, however, staff has done it's best attempt to capture key themes.Once you read through each activity, you will have a chance to provide us with some input.

    We have two "asks" of you:

    1. That you only complete this questionnaire if you were not able to participate in a workshop; our goal is not to count numbers or take a tally of views, but instead to round out feedback we have already received to ensure we are thinking about everything we should be.

    2. That you try to think not just about the city-owned site but of the area as a whole, as depicted by the following map. This is important is because the city is creating not just a site plan, but also an area plan, and your feedback is valuable for both aspects.

    We expect this questionnaire will take 10 minutes or less for you to complete. Let's get started!

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