For roughly four years, a proposal to build a 189-room hotel in what is known as the Hill Commercial Area in Boulder has been discussed and explored by city officials and area residents.
The site in question is roughly a mile to the northwest of UC’s Boulder campus in a part of the city long popular due to the number of small restaurants, coffee shops, and bookstores it features.
The project, which will also include some 10,500 square feet of commercial space, is slated to go up at the southwest corner of Broadway Street and University Avenue and would see the construction of two buildings,
Opposition to the building plans have been voiced by members of a Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority house just to the west of the project, who have raised issues regarding the impact on parking, and the issue of shade being cast from the new structures onto the house’s sun deck.
The subject of several public input meetings, the project will also see up to a quarter of the planned site set aside for open space.
Known simply as the Hill Hotel, the project still needs the final approval of the Boulder City Council before becoming reality.
By Garry Boulard
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