Boulder Design Advisory Board FAQs
What is the purpose of the BDAB review?
The BDAB review identifies design issues and provides recommendations and advice to the applicant for their design proposal relative to the Downtown Urban Design Guidelines (3.13 MB). The BDAB review is a one-time process.
Am I required to go before BDAB?
Project review is mandatory. However, compliance with design recommendations that result from the BDAB review is voluntary.
What results from my meeting with BDAB?
Upon completion of a BDAB review, staff notifies Planning & Development Services (P&DS) that the applicant has fulfilled the mandatory design review. In the case of projects requiring a site review, the BDAB submits recommendations to P&DS that are incorporated in a staff memorandum for further review (including approval or denial) by P&DS staff, Planning Board and/or City Council, depending upon the nature of the application.
How do I schedule a BDAB review meeting?
BDAB reviews are held at 4 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every month. Reviews are generally held in the Municipal Building lobby, located at 1777 Broadway. You can schedule your review by contacting
When do I have to turn in my application and materials?
Applications and materials must be received no later than the last Wednesday of the month. When you turn in your application, please submit 10 sets of detailed plans, including elevations. If your project is not fully developed and your are not seeking final board approval, provide as much detail as possible.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 March 2013 12:35