Plans have been announced for an adaptive reuse of a large Macy’s store on the east side of Boulder.
Located at 1900 29th Street, the building housing the store was built in 1982 and has for years served as an anchor tenant for the larger Twenty Ninth Street mall.
Although it was not one of the more than one hundred Macy’s outlets announced for closure by Macy’s Incorporated earlier this year, the company has long been looking at a redevelopment plan for the site.
That plan calls for transforming just over 155,000 square feet of the former store into Class A office space, with an additional 7,700 square feet turned over for marketplace retail.
What is being called Boulder 29 will also include construction of a nearly 12,000 square foot addition to the store space, as well as the increased height for a part of the building from 38 feet to 51 feet, allowing for a third floor.
The project additionally will see the building of a roof deck and public plaza on the west side of the structure.
The plans for Boulder 29 have now received a tentative approval from the Boulder Planning Board, provided that the owners submit more detailed landscaping and outdoor lighting information.
The project still awaits final approval from the Boulder City Council.
By Garry Boulard
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