Boulder: Council Considers Hill Residential Restrictions

University Hill, a neighborhood that’s been popular with college students for decades, may face additional development restrictions if the City of Boulder has its way. At a recent study session, the Boulder City Council had its first opportunity to provide feedback on a proposal to make residential a conditional use in the commercial district andContinue reading “Boulder: Council Considers Hill Residential Restrictions”

Boulder: Council Sends Message Re Historic Preservation

The City of Boulder is serious about its historic preservation regulations. This week the City Council ordered a homeowner in the Mapleton Hill area to rebuild a “historic” shed located in the backyard. The owner had removed the old coal shed and added a deck, retailing wall, fire pit and basketball court without requesting permissionContinue reading “Boulder: Council Sends Message Re Historic Preservation”

Should Boulder Historic Preservation Rules Include Yard Features?

According to the City of Boulder’s historic preservation regulations, the Landmarks Board has authority to make decisions on applications to alter or add to a historic property – unless the Council “calls up” an application for further review. Such was the case recently for a family that requested permission to put a swimming pool inContinue reading “Should Boulder Historic Preservation Rules Include Yard Features?”