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‘Old North Boulder’ Archives

Redeveloping the Boulder Community Hospital Site

Redeveloping the Boulder Community Hospital Site

The most important task of the urbanist is controlling size. —David Mohney As owners of the Boulder Community Hospital (BCH) site bounded by Broadway, Alpine, 9th Street, and Balsam, the City of Boulder has a golden opportunity to demonstrate [...]

Preserve Long’s Gardens, Expand Urban Agriculture

Preserve Long’s Gardens, Expand Urban Agriculture

Long’s Gardens and the adjacent community gardens cover 25 acres in the heart of Boulder. Those who visit Long’s Gardens at 3240 Broadway experience a unique piece of Boulder’s heritage that is like stepping back in time. The Long family has [...]

No Agricultural Easements Inside Boulder

No Agricultural Easements Inside Boulder

Setting aside large parcels of land in the center of a city for agricultural purposes is bad for sustainability and not in line with the mission of Boulder's Open Space program. I am referring in particular to the proposal to purchase a permanent [...]

Mom, Why Can’t We Play Ball at Casey?

Mom, Why Can’t We Play Ball at Casey?

Because it's closed to neighborhood use. The synthetic turf playing field at the renovated Casey Middle School is a lot of things: centrally located, environmentally friendly, guilt-free green— and off-limits.  A grey Master lock and a BVSD [...]

Good Neighbors, Flower Pots, Gardens and Chickens

Good Neighbors, Flower Pots, Gardens and Chickens

Neighbors, like family, are not chosen. Sometimes, though,  you get lucky. In a section of the Old North Boulder neighborhood along Alpine Avenue, many lucky things are happening. It started several years ago after some traffic calming islands [...]