City hosts open houses for proposed improvements


On Tuesday, Oct. 25, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., the City of
Boulder is hosting an open house to provide feedback and become informed about
a proposed multi-way boulevard for Pearl Parkway from 30th Street east to the
railroad tracks. The event will be held at the city offices in the West Senior Center, 909 Arapahoe Ave.

The city will also host an open house on Wednesday, Oct. 26,
about pedestrian, bike and vehicular access between 22nd Street and Crest View
Elementary School, as well as flood mitigation improvements at 19th Street and
Fourmile Canyon Creek.

The reason for the first open house, city officials say, is
that recent redevelopment initiatives in the Boulder Junction area of Pearl and
30th streets have presented an opportunity to: develop improvements along Pearl
Parkway that are pedestrian-friendly and multimodal, integrate on-street
parking and create a space that is supportive of the future mixed-use
development pattern of the adjacent area.

To learn more about that project and to provide comments,
visit and click on “Transit Village Area Plan
Transportation Improvements,” or call 303-441-3266.

The second open house, hosted by the city’s utilities
division, will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. at Crest View Elementary School, 1897
Sumac Ave.

Public input received at a May 2011 open house led to the development of
several alternatives, and city staff will present updated information on those
alternatives, concept-level costs and potential impacts and benefits of the
options. The purpose of the open house is to help identify preferred
alternatives for connections and floodplain improvements.

The open house is part of the Community and Environmental Assessment Process
(CEAP), which is used to evaluate the social and environmental impacts of the
proposed transportation connections and flood mitigation improvements in the
area. After input from the meeting is considered and analyzed, a final city
staff recommendation will be presented to the Greenways Advisory Committee in
early 2012.

For more information on that project, contact Kurt Bauer, utilities division
engineering project manager, at 303-441-4232 or