Spense Havlick: Health of Boulder at risk – Boulder Daily Camera

A city is a type of living organism with its physical and mental health sustained when its growth is in balance with its environment, and when its citizens are pleased with its present and future conditions. If you walk or bike around Boulder the recent and planned developments are signs of “urban obesity.” They are not in scale. Nor do they have the attractiveness of the Pearl Street Mall or the appeal of Mapleton Hill or Martin Acres.

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Dana Bove: CU South and non-compliance with Boulder’s wetland ordinance – Boulder Daily Camera

As a longtime resident of Boulder, like many others in this community, I am concerned about the slated changes at the University of Colorado South Campus.

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CU Boulder South Draft Concept Plan Assumptions | University of Colorado Boulder

CU Boulder has created a new website to present their “Draft Concept Plan” for CU South:

CU Boulder South Draft Concept Plan Assumptions | University of Colorado Boulder

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Academic buildings, 1,125 housing units planned for CU Boulder South build-out – Daily Camera

University invites public to comment on plans for contested property

The University of Colorado revealed its long-term aspirations Monday for its contested CU Boulder South property, including 1,125 housing units for students and employees, athletic fields, natural land and academic buildings that campus officials said could take decades to fully develop.
All structures and buildings planned on the 308 acres south of Table Mesa Drive and west of U.S. 36. would be located outside the 100-year floodplain, CU officials said.
Upon annexation of the property by the city, CU intends to devote 81 acres to a flood mitigation plan to protect the flood-prone neighborhoods surrounding the land, which the university bought about 20 years ago.

The University of Colorado revealed its long-term aspirations Monday for its contested CU Boulder South property, including 1,125 housing units for students and employees, athletic fields, natural land and academic buildings that campus officials said could take decades to fully develop.
All structures and buildings planned on the 308 acres south of Table Mesa Drive and west of U.S. 36. would be located outside the 100-year floodplain, CU officials said.
Upon annexation of the property by the city, CU intends to devote 81 acres to a flood mitigation plan to protect the flood-prone neighborhoods surrounding the land, which the university bought about 20 years ago.

The university launched a new website Monday with a preliminary map, answers to frequently asked questions and a survey that will remain open through 11:59 p.m. May 10. Comments also can be submitted by email to CUB.South@Colorado.edu through the same time frame.
“Nobody is seeing anything the public can’t see,” Draper said. “There’s a distrust surrounding this project. We want to do this in an open way.”

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Candice Bartholomew Brown: Not too late to change paths at CU South

…The annexation of land currently owned and managed by CU Boulder continues to move forward unaccompanied by any reasonably researched plan that would prevent irreversible destruction of ecologically important habitat… Allowance of an urban sprawl is certainly not any sort of land ethic to follow nor compliant with the original 1970s reclamation plan. What could soon be gone will be gone forever. It’s not too late to change paths for our children’s sake.

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