Landmarks Board (LB)
The LB consists of five members appointed by City Council, each to five-year terms. Two of the members must be architecture or urban planning professionals and three members are selected to represent the community at large. Additionally, a member of the Planning Board is appointed to serve as liaison between LB and Planning Board in a non-voting capacity.
The LB reviews all projects located in the Downtown Historic District and landmarked structures located outside the district. The board is responsible for implementing the Historic Preservation Code in an open setting in order to help the public better understand the processes of landmarking and reviewing exterior alterations. The LB is also expected to maintain the visual character of the community that has developed since 1858 while respecting private property rights and maintaining a reasonable balance between private rights and the public interest.
Design Review Committee
The Landmarks Board generally meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 1777 Broadway.
Kirsten Snobeck, Vice-Chair
Nicholas Fiore, Design Professional
Mark Gerwing, Chair, Design Professional
Landmarks Board Projects
Boulder Survey of Historic Places: Potential Landmarks and Districts
Since 1977, the LB has sponsored historical surveys of the community to determine the location of individually significant resources and eligible historic districts. The surveys help the LB identify structures that may be eligible for the National Register of Historic Places and areas of the city that are eligible for local historic district designation and National Register Historic District listing.
Historical surveys conducted by the City of Boulder’s Open Space and Mountain Parks Department and Parks and Recreation Department have also begun to identify historic resources, archaeological sites, and significant features of the landscape, such as ditches on city-owned properties in the city and in the county.
The LB will continue to integrate historic preservation goals with the goals of the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan. Among the highest-priority efforts, the LB has identified the following focuses for the coming years:
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