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‘Neighborhoods’ Archives

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 [...]

DIY Solar Projects

DIY Solar Projects

Deborah's solar oven, made of cardboard, aluminum foil, and plexiglass reaches 350 degrees. The Newlands/Greenlands Low Carbon Group is focusing more on doing and less on discussing how to lower our carbon footprint.  We made a list of things [...]

Volunteering at Growing Gardens

Volunteering at Growing Gardens

Photo by Maggie Field My great grandfather was a professional gardener in the English countryside. His profession was passed down as both a hobby and passion to my grandparents, and next my father. Growing up in the Chicago suburbs I had little [...]

What’s Happening on the Hill, By the Numbers

What’s Happening on the Hill, By the Numbers

The recent 2010 U.S. Census data tell an interesting story about how University Hill has changed over the years. One way to look at it is to follow the population counts in Census Tract 124.  This area is the focus of many of the discussions the [...]

The 1175 Lee Hill Homeless Housing Controversy: Reflections on a Public Hearing

The 1175 Lee Hill Homeless Housing Controversy: Reflections on a Public Hearing

On March 20th, the Boulder City Council held a public hearing on the controversial 1175 Lee Hill chronically homeless housing project, filling council chambers and an overflow room.  Twenty-three members of the North Boulder Alliance provided [...]

Daily Camera Building Redevelopment Proposal

Daily Camera Building Redevelopment Proposal

At a PLAN-Boulder forum on Friday, March 2, 2012, about the redevelopment proposal for the Daily Camera building, project architect Chris Shears and project manager Vicky Canto-Ponte of Karlin Real Estate revealed that the new, redeveloped building [...]

Big Changes for the Boulder Junior Academy Site

Big Changes for the Boulder Junior Academy Site

The Boulder neighborhood group Friends of Mt. Sanitas would like you to know that once again, the former Boulder Junior Academy property at 2641 4th St. is facing a new round of changes. Tucked against the base of the Mt. Sanitas trailhead on [...]

WATCH: Hogan/Pancost Neighbors’ Presentation on Wetlands

WATCH: Hogan/Pancost Neighbors’ Presentation on Wetlands

This is the first in a series of presentations discussing issues surrounding the Hogan/Pancost development in South Boulder. Versions of these presentations were given at the January 19th, 2012 Concept Plan Review at the City of Boulder Planning [...]

Development Proposed in the South Boulder Creek Flood Plain

Development Proposed in the South Boulder Creek Flood Plain

At a presentation sponsored by PLAN-Boulder County on Friday, January 13, neighbors of the proposed Hogan-Pancost development, in opposing the project, acknowledged that high groundwater levels and flood hazards probably should have kept the City of [...]

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