May 9, 2017

Proposed University of Colorado Plan Could See Construction of More Than 1,000 Residential Units


Purchasing in excess of 300 acres on the south side of its Boulder campus more than two decades ago, the University of Colorado has spent some of that time exploring potential uses for the land.

Now the school has announced a tentative plan that could see the eventual construction of 750 apartments and nearly 400 townhouses.

As proposed, the site, not far from U.S. Route 36 and Table Mesa Drive, would also see the construction of athletic fields and, eventually, up to eight buildings housing classrooms.

University of Colorado officials also want to dedicate some 66 acres of the site to green space.

In announcing plans for the proposal, the school has emphasized that nothing at this point is settled, and that a process putting a premium on public input is currently an integral component of the process.

“While there is much work to be done before any detailed development plans are created for CU Boulder South, campus leaders will continue to engage the local community about any plans at the site along each step of the process,” the school announced in a statement.

School officials have maintained that, in terms of a timeline for the project, the construction of the apartments and townhouses will be given top priority in response to a local rental market that is seeing one-bedroom apartments in Boulder going for between $1,000 and $1,600.


By Garry Boulard

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