Posts Tagged ‘boulder urban renewal authority’

Diagonal Plaza redevelopment: Boulder’s third use of eminent domain?

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

Just the other day, we were looking at a Diagonal Plaza redevelopment plan update, as there’s a public meeting tonight about it (PDF). Here’s a bit of the Camera’s coverage today, which says that the city is recommending a blight study of the Diagonal Plaza Mall.

It’s fascinating for a few reasons, not least of which is that it summarizes the legal definition of a blighted area, which I didn’t know much about. So I tracked down the full definition. (more…)

Diagonal Plaza redevelopment: What would it look like?

Saturday, October 9th, 2010

Well, it’s been about a month and a half since we peered over at the Diagonal Plaza Mall and wondered what the city’s big plan for it would end up being.

The Boulder Urban Renewal Authority was tasked with looking at the area inside the green dotted line for potential redevelopment. Their recommendation under one scenario is to redevelop the area bounded by the red dotted line.

Accordingly, there’s a little bit of new information, including the report that was presented to the Boulder Urban Renewal Authority. The details start on page 10 of this PDF. Perhaps more interesting to neighbors would be the list of properties and owners on pages 21 and 22.

And, of course, the report’s summary  findings and various associated daydreaming:

The City requested a focused and discrete feasibility analysis of three scenarios: 1) retail big box or mid box development; 2) horizontal mixed use with a mix of retail and residential uses; and 3) vertical mixed use containing both retail and residential uses for the specific purpose of determining the feasibility of redevelopment options.
In fact, I’ll just reproduce a large section of the study’s text that is the most approachable and interesting for residents: (more…)