NINTH AND PEARL
MIXED-USE COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL
BOULDER, COLORADO

Project Data:

Owner
Frank Hagan

Project Cost
$1.2 Million

Project Size
3,711 SF Total
(6,300 SF Commercial plus
7,411 SF Residential
)

Completion Date
February 1999

AIA COLORADO DESIGN AWARD
OCTOBER 1999

HISTORIC BOULDER
AWARD OF EXCELLENCE 1999


Project Description:

Ninth and Pearl is a mixed-use infill project located on a 14,000 square foot lot in Downtown Boulder. An existing 100-year-old residential building at the corner of the site has been rehabilitated and a large porch along the street has been recreated. A new L-shaped building creates traditional storefront edges along both Ninth and Pearl Streets but is held back from the historic building to give it some breathing room. A connecting pedestrian link separates the two buildings.

The new two-story building respects typical downtown development patterns and creates 6,300 sq. ft. of new retail space at the street level. Above the commercial space there are four two-bedroom loft style residential units. Each has a dramatic two-story tower for its living room adjacent to an ample outdoor terrace. Parking for the project is provided in an underground parking garage.

This is the first project to respond to Boulder's Business Main Street zoning classification and represents a one-to-one floor area ratio. Construction was completed in February 1999.