East Boulder Subcommunity Plan

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The city is working with the community to define East Boulder's future through the East Boulder Subcommunity Plan. Creating the plan is a two-year process, with completion scheduled for 2021. Once final, the plan will guide decisions in East Boulder for decades.

The East Boulder Subcommunity Plan will determine how the area can contribute to citywide goals, like providing more affordable housing as well as increasing access to multimodal transportation options and supporting arts and cultural experiences.

55th & Arapahoe

The area around 55th & Arapahoe has been identified for transit-oriented development (TOD). While this intersection and area is currently served by a handful of local and regional bus routes, in the future, it will be the location of a State Highway 7 Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) station – connecting Boulder to I-25 and beyond with high-quality, high frequency service. A Station Area Master Plan for this area is being developed in conjunction with the Subcommunity Plan.

The planning process explores three questions, in three separate phases:

  1. Who are we? This phase of work is considered complete. Check out the Inventory and Analysis Report to learn some facts about the area as well as hear about community experiences in East Boulder
  2. Who do we want to be? It’s a big question! We’re currently collecting input from community members to get feedback on scenarios for change in East Boulder.
  3. How do we get there? After deciding what we want East Boulder to be in the future, we’ll figure out how to get there.

The red lines in the map below mark the official boundaries of the East Boulder subcommunity. However, we welcome feedback from nearby residents, as well as community members from across the city.


The city is working with the community to define East Boulder's future through the East Boulder Subcommunity Plan. Creating the plan is a two-year process, with completion scheduled for 2021. Once final, the plan will guide decisions in East Boulder for decades.

The East Boulder Subcommunity Plan will determine how the area can contribute to citywide goals, like providing more affordable housing as well as increasing access to multimodal transportation options and supporting arts and cultural experiences.

55th & Arapahoe

The area around 55th & Arapahoe has been identified for transit-oriented development (TOD). While this intersection and area is currently served by a handful of local and regional bus routes, in the future, it will be the location of a State Highway 7 Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) station – connecting Boulder to I-25 and beyond with high-quality, high frequency service. A Station Area Master Plan for this area is being developed in conjunction with the Subcommunity Plan.

The planning process explores three questions, in three separate phases:

  1. Who are we? This phase of work is considered complete. Check out the Inventory and Analysis Report to learn some facts about the area as well as hear about community experiences in East Boulder
  2. Who do we want to be? It’s a big question! We’re currently collecting input from community members to get feedback on scenarios for change in East Boulder.
  3. How do we get there? After deciding what we want East Boulder to be in the future, we’ll figure out how to get there.

The red lines in the map below mark the official boundaries of the East Boulder subcommunity. However, we welcome feedback from nearby residents, as well as community members from across the city.


  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    View this brief 6 minute video to learn more about the possibilities at 55th & Arapahoe! 

    TOD Station Area 

     

    The area around 55th Street & Arapahoe Avenue has been identified in adopted city plans for transit-oriented development (TOD). TOD is compact, walkable, mixed-use development located close to high quality, high-capacity transit. While this intersection and area is currently served by a handful of local and regional bus routes, in the future, it will be the location of a State Highway 7 Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) station – connecting Boulder to I-25 and beyond with high-quality, high frequency service. This specific plan, known as the 55th & Arapahoe Station Area Master Plan, is a component of the larger East Boulder Subcommunity Plan process, but requires a greater level of detailed planning, analysis, and design. Please help us plan for this area by answering the following questions. There are 5 questions about the future of the station area. It should take you about 5 minutes. 


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    Thank you for your interest in the future of the East Boulder Subcommunity. 

    This planning process is a once in a generation (20 years) chance to help shape the future of development in East Boulder.  

    Why does this area need planning?  

    • Most of the land in Boulder is built out. As buildings age, they get "redeveloped" and replaced. 
    • Subcommunity planning is an opportunity to look at uses in a holistic way and do some long-range planning, rather than considering changes incrementally and parcel by parcel. 

    The City of Boulder doesn't own most of this land - it is private property - but the city can use zoning to allow or disallow various types of redevelopment in the future. 

    The questions below will help inform recommendations for changes over time.  

    • Should the area stay primarily industrial or would changes to residential or mixed use in some areas be a useful and needed change? 

    Your input today can help determine what redevelopment is possible and desired in the future in the East Boulder Subcommunity. Please note the map below that shows the boundaries of the area under consideration.  

    The questionnaire will take approximately 10 minutes to complete.  

    East Boulder Subcommunity 


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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Gracias por su interés en el futuro de la subcomunidad de East Boulder.

    Este proceso de planificación es una oportunidad que surge más o menos cada 20 años y ayudará a dar forma al futuro del desarrollo urbano en East Boulder. 

    ¿Por qué esta área necesita planificación? 

    • La mayoría del suelo en Boulder ya tiene edificaciones. A medida que los edificios envejecen, estos son "remodelados" y/o reemplazados
    • La planificación de subcomunidades es una oportunidad para considerar los usos de un área una manera integral y hacer una planificación a largo plazo, en lugar de considerar los cambios de forma incremental, parcela por parcela.

    El gobierno municipal no es dueño de mayoría de estas tierras, sino que son propiedades privadas. Sin embargo, el gobierno puede zonificar esta área para que, en el futuro, se permitan o no varios tipos de reurbanización. Las preguntas a continuación ayudarán a informar las recomendaciones sobre cambios al uso del suelo conforme pasa el tiempo. El uso del suelo y la zonificación controlan qué tipo de edificaciones se pueden construir.

    • ¿Debería el área permanecer principalmente como zona industrial o deberían hacerse cambios en algunas áreas para el uso residencial o mixto

    Las respuestas que nos dé hoy pueden ayudar a determinar cuáles remodelaciones son posibles y deseadas para el futuro de la subcomunidad de East Boulder. Por favor tenga en cuenta que el mapa a continuación muestra los límites del área en consideración. 

    Responder a este cuestionario tomará aproximadamente 10 minutos.


    East Boulder Subcommunity 


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