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.