The Housing Authority of the City of Boulder
selected Wolff Lyon to design a plan for a 13-acre site adjacent
to a new
community park in North Boulder. The initial development plan
of 129 units was reduced to 75 to address flood plain issues.
The residents of the new homes will have incomes of 68% or
than the area median. A community building helps provide a memorable
focus for the neighborhood, and a group home for the developmentally
disabled is also included.
approach creates a traditional neighborhood plan with canopied
streets, detached walks, alleys, and front porches close to the
sidewalk. The proposed building types include double houses, townhouses,
and small apartment buildings. Connected parks and pedestrian
walkways provide an additional amenity to the gracious streets.
The project is unique in that a traditional neighborhood design
is employed rather than that of an apartment complex with parking
lots. The variety of building types and unit sizes allows for
a diversity of households and creates a feeling of a real neighborhood.