Broomfield Colorado doesn’t want a traditional looking downtown. According to a report from the Boulder Daily Camera, the city’s leaders are, instead, seeking proposals from developers who share their vision of what the space should look like: a gathering space that includes recreation opportunities, housing, and shops into a park-like area that reflects Broomfield’s sense of community.
Broomfield never had a downtown area that the city developed around. The planned 61-acre Civic Center project calls for such an area to include existing buildings and apartment homes, as well as bike and pedestrian trails near city hall, the library and the auditorium, as well as upgrades to the Community Park pond, the report stated.
Currently, buildings occupy about 15 of the 61 acres of the Civic Center area, with the rest consisting of parks, undeveloped land, and the Brunner Reservoir. According to the plan, about 9.8 acres of the undeveloped land will be used for new commercial buildings as well as 60 to 70 apartment units. 40 percent of the land will be reserved for open space.
City leaders say that the intention for designing the Civic Center like this is to provide plenty of room for activities and entertainment. They envision providing a place where a family can go and spend half the day enjoying their time together, the report stated. The city’s longterm goal is actually to develop several dowtown-like areas to be utilized and appreciated by residents as Broomfield Colorado continues to grow.
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