What to do with a sprawling nearly 9-acre swath of land just north of downtown Boulder may finally be decided by members of the Boulder City Commission this summer.
The land, formerly the campus of Boulder Community Health hospital, was purchased by the City of Boulder some 3 years ago for $40 million.
The site is located along Broadway Street at Alpine and Balsam Avenues.
In the months since, city officials have been looking at various proposals for the site, while also conducting a series of public input meetings in the hope of hearing ideas from residents in the surrounding neighborhoods.
The redevelopment of the site could see the construction of up to 300 affordable housing units, as well as anywhere from 110,000 to 190,000 square feet of new city office space.
An additional challenge with the project revolves around what to do with the site’s 329,000 square foot hospital, which is thought unusable for redevelopment. It has been suggested that the demolition of that structure could cost as much as $12 million.
By Garry Boulard
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