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‘Neighborhoods’ Archives

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 [...]

The High Cost of Free Parking in Boulder

The High Cost of Free Parking in Boulder

Over the last year or so, I’ve been involved with the planning and design of the public space that will accompany some of the first re-developments in the Transit Village/Boulder Junction, mostly Pearl Parkway between 30th St. and the railroad [...]

Hogan-Pancost Development Heads to Planning Board

Hogan-Pancost Development Heads to Planning Board

If you’re like us, you know Dr. Seuss – you’ve either had his stories read to you, or read them to your own children.  Woven into the whimsical illustrations and sublime rhymes are some pretty serious lessons.  One seems very timely, with [...]

Counterintuitive: How Having Access to a Fleet of Cars Lowers Car Use

Counterintuitive: How Having Access to a Fleet of Cars Lowers Car Use

Scenario one: Your personal car is parked out front and you get a sudden craving for ice cream. You don't think about it. You jump in your car, drive to the grocery store, buy a pint of ice cream, drive home and eat the ice cream. Scenario [...]

Extending Boulder’s Urban Farming Heritage

Extending Boulder’s Urban Farming Heritage

Elizabeth Long, circa 1917-1924 (Carnegie Library) The Boulder City Council met recently to explore the possible purchase of a conservation easement on the Long's Gardens site at 3240 Broadway, Boulder.  The site consists of 25.1 acres which is [...]

The Purest Stuff of Boulder

The Purest Stuff of Boulder

We lived up on Fifth Street, just off Pearl, in the house with the green steel roof. We were close to Red Rocks and near the creek — a fine neighborhood for kids. Half of it was still in vacant lots where, on fine evenings after supper, we ganged [...]

The Future of Chautauqua

The Future of Chautauqua

When you take visitors to Boulder to see the sights, what places do you immediately think they should see? The downtown mall? The university? Almost surely, Chautauqua is at the top of that list, as an icon of our community. But the Colorado [...]

Mountain Lions in the City: What Can We Do?

Mountain Lions in the City: What Can We Do?

While we listened to residents voice their thoughts on the Bear and Lion Component of the Urban Wildlife Management Plan (UWMP) at the City Council meeting on the evening of April 5th, a female lion was likely looking for her next meal.  Where she [...]

What Do We Want Chautauqua to Be?

What Do We Want Chautauqua to Be?

As part of an ambitious, ten-year master plan, Chautauqua is proposing a new, 7,400 square foot building in back of the auditorium and an effort to promote more September-May and mid-week conferences and retreats. But critics question whether this [...]

Mountain Lions in Our Neighborhoods

Mountain Lions in Our Neighborhoods

A 2-year-old female lion was in my back yard yesterday morning, in the heart of north Boulder.  I called animal control around 10:20 a.m. and then sent a neighborhood alert.  The dispatcher asked me where she was and in what direction was she [...]

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