East Boulder Subcommunity Plan

The City of Boulder is developing a series of subcommunity plans to create long-term visions for each of the 10 subcommunities in the city.

The first planning process launched this spring and focuses on East Boulder. It is expected to take 18 to 24 months. East Boulder is home to some of Boulder’s great businesses, urban parks and green spaces. It's also one of the city’s primary employment centers, with many local businesses in the scientific, research and technology sectors as well as manufacturing and construction.

The East Boulder Subcommunity Plan will determine how the area can achieve more affordable housing as well as other goals of the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan, including increased multimodal transportation access and support for arts and cultural experiences.

The planning process will explore three questions, in three separate phases:

  1. Who are we? (this is our current phase - we have just completed the Inventory and Analysis report and an opportunity to review it and comment is available below)
  2. Who do we want to be?
  3. How do we get there?

While a working group that represents a variety of interests in East Boulder is supporting this process, a well-rounded plan will include perspectives of a much broader audience. Our engagement plan strives to inform and consult with all interested community members. Use of this Be Heard Boulder site is key to reaching our whole community. We'll include report outs from this site and in-person engagement opportunities in our Engagement Scrapbook. This document will be updated frequently, so be sure to check back often if you want to follow along!

At the end of this process, we hope to present City Council with a proposed subcommunity plan that sets the stage for evolution and innovation in East Boulder, helping this special part of town contribute to citywide goals while celebrating its unique identity.

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 of Boulder is developing a series of subcommunity plans to create long-term visions for each of the 10 subcommunities in the city.

The first planning process launched this spring and focuses on East Boulder. It is expected to take 18 to 24 months. East Boulder is home to some of Boulder’s great businesses, urban parks and green spaces. It's also one of the city’s primary employment centers, with many local businesses in the scientific, research and technology sectors as well as manufacturing and construction.

The East Boulder Subcommunity Plan will determine how the area can achieve more affordable housing as well as other goals of the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan, including increased multimodal transportation access and support for arts and cultural experiences.

The planning process will explore three questions, in three separate phases:

  1. Who are we? (this is our current phase - we have just completed the Inventory and Analysis report and an opportunity to review it and comment is available below)
  2. Who do we want to be?
  3. How do we get there?

While a working group that represents a variety of interests in East Boulder is supporting this process, a well-rounded plan will include perspectives of a much broader audience. Our engagement plan strives to inform and consult with all interested community members. Use of this Be Heard Boulder site is key to reaching our whole community. We'll include report outs from this site and in-person engagement opportunities in our Engagement Scrapbook. This document will be updated frequently, so be sure to check back often if you want to follow along!

At the end of this process, we hope to present City Council with a proposed subcommunity plan that sets the stage for evolution and innovation in East Boulder, helping this special part of town contribute to citywide goals while celebrating its unique identity.

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 has recently completed a draft of an Inventory and Analysis Report for the East Boulder Subcommunity. This report represents both the technical and community engagement work that has occurred during the "Who Are We" phase of this planning effort.

We invite you to read the report and provide any open-ended comments here. Short on time? Here's a brief slideshow summarizing key elements:




Please note:
  • The city is committed to transparency on this project. When you submit a comment, it will be sent automatically to the staff team. Your comment will then be reviewed by Be Heard Boulder to determine whether it meets our online community guidelines. If it does, the comment will be added to this public-facing site.
  • For brevity, please keep your comments within 350 characters.

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