Welcome to the Boulder Neighborhood Alliance, a group of citizens in Boulder, Colorado committed to neighborhood preservation, limited growth, and protecting the integrity of neighborhood zoning.
Zoning changes. Increasing density. Infill. Right-sizing. Co-ops. Exploding growth. YIMBY!
Boulder is under constant pressure from interest groups seeking to profit from growing our town beyond what it can sustainably handle. These groups include real estate organizations, construction development companies and consortia, and giant high tech companies. They seem bent on turning Boulder into the next Portland or Seattle (with all the attendant traffic issues and big-city maladies).
Ill-conceived development projects and social engineering ideas come before City Council and Planning Board on a monthly basis, often with minimal notice to the affected citizens. Many projects affect a single neighborhood here or there, making the residents of those neighborhoods feel that the City is forcing them to bear an excessive burden for the “greater good.” But our neighborhoods are truly bonded by a common concern for community.
So we’re coalescing fellow Boulder citizens, in order to monitor new and ongoing issues that adversely affect neighborhoods and the city as a whole. Our objective is to keep our members informed about the city government’s growth and density plans and other issues, including:
- Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) and Owner Accessory Units (OAUs)
- The Academy at Mapleton Hill
- The Hogan-Pancost Development Proposal
- Land Dedication Law
- Developer Impact Fees
- Annexation vs. Open Space at Twin Lakes
Opposing us are many well-funded pro-growth groups – ranging from developers to housing activists. These groups have come to dominate city policy over the last several years. The Boulder Neighborhood Alliance is an attempt to bring all Boulder neighborhoods together in an organization that will work to protect neighborhood residents – young families, middle class workers, homeowners heavily invested in their homes and neighborhoods, and elderly long-term residents – for today and in the future.
Our organization is centered around this website and an email newsletter, which we are calling the “Announcements” mailing list. We will be sending out announcements about upcoming critical City Council and Planning Board meetings, and updates on new and ongoing issues. Join us now by signing up for the Announcements email list.
Read more about the issues we are currently working on.