Livable Boulder

Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan is moving along..
1) Take the online survey — deadline extended to Nov. 8!
2) Listening Sessions Start next week. First one is Central Boulder including University Hill, West Pearl, Goss-Grove and the Chautauqua areas –
Monday, Nov. 9 – 6:30 PM at Whittier International Elementary, 2008 Pine St.
https://bouldercolorado.gov/planning/boulder-valley-comprehensive-plan



Boulder's Apartment Building Boom. So much for building more for affordability. This does not include smaller complexes and everything build on the North Broadway Corridor.

Solana - 319 Units (2014) - Studio ($1585) to 2 bdr ($2665) ~~ 500 bedrooms
29 North - 239 Units (2010) - 1bdr ($2000+) to 2 bdr ($2200 to $4395) ~~ 500 bedrooms
Lofts at the Peloton - 199 Units (2012) - 1 bdr ($2K+), 2 bdr ($3.5K), 3br ($4.2K+)

9Seventy - 138 Units (2015) - Stuido ($1500) to 3bdr ($3440) ~~ 400 bedrooms
The Province - 84 Units (2014) = 2 to 4 bdrs. Rooms rented out individually. $980 to $1250 per room. ~~ 300 bedrooms

Apex 5510 - 231 Units (2015) - 1bdr ($1300+) 2bdr ($1600 to $2500) ~ 350 bedrooms
Gunbarrel Center - 272 Units (2015) - 1bdr ($1400 to $2K) 2bdr ($1900 to $2400) 3brd ($2800) ~ 400 bedrooms.

COMING SOON!!!
800 28th St. Old Outlook Hotel site - 100 Units (400 Beds)
Reve' 30th & Pearl - 244 Units - 500+ bedrooms?
S*Park Valmont & RR Tracks - 250 Units - 500+ bedrooms?
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HOUSING WORKSHOPS – WHAT ABOUT THE 7,000 NEW JOBS, ETC.?

The Boulder Planning Department recently released the following data: For 10 years (2000-2010) the number of jobs in Boulder stayed level and actually dropped by 2,000 jobs in 2009. However, in just 4 years (2010-2014) Boulder has added 7,000 new jobs. In two years there will be at least 3,000-4,000 more jobs due to Google, S*Parks, etc. – and we wonder why we have traffic, housing, and infrastructure problems?

Sunday, May 3, 2015— Weekly Roundup –
Daily Camera LTE - Sandra Snyder: Stick to the truth on ballot issues

Boulder Weekly articles on out of control development in Boulder.
There are three articles about development. They appear in the order below in the print edition. Our Mayor’s comments show that he does not want to listen to or give the residents a voice in policy changes that could possibility affect their neighborhood. The “Low Confidence” is directed to some on the current city council.
1) by Joel Dryer – http://www.boulderweekly.com/article-14340-development-real…
2) by Paul Danish – http://www.boulderweekly.com/article-14341-the-danish-plan-…
and then this one
3) by Matt Cortina – http://www.boulderweekly.com/article-14344-high-density-low…
*We are doing a follow up with them next week to correct the incorrect information on the initiatives. We give the Residents the Right to vote on zoning and land-use changes. Anything built, within the zoning regulations, is not going to be be affected by either of our initiatives.

Sunday, April 26, 2015—Opinions in the Daily Camera on initiatives by Mike Marsh, Jane Angula, and Stacey Goldfarb
Tuesday, April 22, 2015—Livable Boulder announces two initiatives destined for this November’s ballot,  Read about this exciting development to protect our community from rampant and ill-planned growth.  And be sure to volunteer to help gather signatures.

Puzzled by what’s happening in your City?  Your Boulder?  Huge buildings, blocked views of the mountains, more congestion, proposals to change the unique character of many Boulder neighborhoods, pressure on our fragile open space, and ever higher housing costs.

We are puzzled too!  We’re a group of citizens, some former members of City Council, who have been discussing how our traditional limits on the rate of growth, height of buildings, and density of buildings seem to have changed.  We’ve been meeting since 2014 and are planning effective action to change the way Boulder is now dealing with growth.  We are speaking at public events and publishing in the newspaper.

We want you to know we are here.  We’re called Livable Boulder.  We invite you to join us.  And we want this website to help you participate.  Watch it for new information.  Let us know how we can make it better.

In the meantime, sign up for our occasional e-mails at inquiry@LivableBoulder.org by sending us an e-mail with your name, e-mail address, and, if you’re willing, your street address and phone number.  The latter two let us know what part of Boulder you’re from and how to contact you quickly.

Thanks.

Steering Committee for Livable Boulder

Boulder is a Great Place to Live!