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Apartment Developers Are Busy in Boulder

Apartment Developers Are Busy in Boulder

Violet Crossing apartment complex construction site, north Boulder Boulder residents are likely to have noticed the amount of apartment construction underway in the city. All that development is no fluke; apartments are among the most popular [...]

Boulder’s Apartment Boom

Boulder’s Apartment Boom

Construction at Pearl and 30th Some of my Boulder friends have remarked to me about the amount of apartment construction underway in the city. So, what brought about all this development? Only a few years ago apartment construction in Boulder [...]

On the Drawing Board

On the Drawing Board

The pace of development of just about any kind of real estate slowed appreciably with the advent of the Great Recession, even in Boulder where economic conditions were not as badly affected. However, the reticence of lenders to put money back into [...]

RTD Selects Developer for Boulder Site

RTD Selects Developer for Boulder Site

The Regional Transportation District chose two firms to develop the first transit-oriented project in Boulder’s Transit Village. Pedersen Development Company and Adolfson & Peterson Construction Company filed with the City of Boulder a concept [...]

Adding It Up

Adding It Up

The United States Constitution requires the federal government to conduct a census of population every ten years. The census was originally intended to determine representation in the U. S. House of Representatives but the data derived has been [...]

Boulder Residential Construction Bounces Back … Sort of

Boulder Residential Construction Bounces Back … Sort of

The Great Recession of 2008 to 2010 may now be over, at least according to the measurements used by economists. Boulder’s economy was affected but not as badly as that in many other locales. The unemployment rate remained well below the state and [...]

Snow Job

Snow Job

It’s winter in Colorado and it snows frequently in Boulder. On average we get about sixty inches of snowfall each season. Being in an arid climate this moisture is welcome for lawns, plants, gardens, crops and our drinking water supply. The [...]

Whose Library?

Whose Library?

The people of Boulder love their library. This should really come as no surprise, since Boulder is a highly literate city with an exceptionally well educated populace. For over a century residents have enjoyed the use of their library. In addition [...]

An Afternoon in Hell

An Afternoon in Hell

I recently had to spend three and a half hours in Hell, also known as the Boulder office of the Colorado Department of Motor Vehicles. Driver licenses in Colorado are good for five years and must be renewed during your birth month. I turned 65 in [...]

Neither Planned, nor Reserved

Neither Planned, nor Reserved

The Boulder City Council may weaken the city’s growth management plan to permit development in the Area III Planning Reserve. The reserve contains about 500 acres and is located north of Jay Road and east of 28th Street (US 36) in north [...]

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