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‘Neighborhoods’ Archives

Blue Line Poll: How Big is Too Big?

Blue Line Poll:  How Big is Too Big?

On April 1, the City of Boulder’s Planning Board, in a series of 4-3 votes, set the stage for 4-story buildings on the south side of Canyon adjacent to the city park and a residential neighborhood. City staff had recommended changes to [...]

Boulder Weekly: Sowing the Seeds of Sun

Boulder Weekly:  Sowing the Seeds of Sun

People who live in apartment complexes — or shady spots — may soon have more access to the economic and environmental benefits of solar power, thanks to a deal brokered this week between a legislator and Colorado solar companies.  Read more [...]

Update on Orchard Grove: Optimal Affordable Housing

Update on Orchard Grove:  Optimal Affordable Housing

Is there anything more affordable than mobile home living?  Is there a better and safer place for your children to live and play than in a mobile home park?  Is there a better place to form a neighborly and cooperative community than in a mobile [...]

Boulder Gives Birth to Senate Bill on Mobile Home Dwellers’ Rights

Boulder Gives Birth to Senate Bill on Mobile Home Dwellers’ Rights

Mobile Home parks – have you thought about who lives in them?  Have you considered what contribution they make to low income housing in Boulder and beyond?   Have stereotypes blocked much thought about them?  The answer for the City of Boulder [...]

Boulder Reporter: The Great Goat Trail Debate

Boulder Reporter:  The Great Goat Trail Debate

by Bob Wells for the Boulder Reporter It’s not easy being a City of Boulder Open Space planner. The planning professionals hosted the community Tuesday night, Feb. 9, at Foothill Elementary School on Hawthorne Ave. to discuss a local [...]

City Council Reviews Proposed Tree Ordinance

City Council Reviews Proposed Tree Ordinance

At its March 2 meeting, the Boulder City Council began a second reading of Phase One of the proposed “Tree Ordinance.”  City landscape architect Elizabeth Lokocz made the staff presentation on the proposed regulations, providing their [...]

Pavement Mural Combines Community Building and Public Art

Pavement Mural Combines Community Building and Public Art

In September of 2008, Cara Priem was inspired to create a pavement mural in her Martin Acres Neighborhood after watching a video on Portland, Oregon's City Repair Project. Trouble was, the city had no process for such projects. Undaunted, Cara set [...]

Why Does My Neighborhood Look the Way It Looks Today?

Why Does My Neighborhood Look the Way It Looks Today?

Have you ever wondered why the Whittier neighborhood has more mixed housing types than the Mapleton neighborhood north of Mapleton (along Maxwell, Concord and Dewey)?  Both areas were originally built with mostly smaller houses that served shop [...]

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 [...]

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