Downtown Boulder Revitalization Is a Success
If you have lived in Boulder, Colorado for any length of time, then you know that the downtown area has been being revitalized. Well, thanks to an enormous amount of effort, this effort can be considered an enormous success. For proof, all you need to do is look at the considerable number of businesses that have opened their doors in downtown Boulder. From Pearl Street Mall to the East End, from the West End to SODA, you’ll find a ton of things to see and do.
The city has made considerable strides, though there are certainly areas that still need a bit of help, such as University Hill. However, the downtown area has prospered in recent years, thanks to the attention of the city council and residents. For instance, Pearl Street and the Pearl Street Mall have become two of the most popular places for visitors to the city to go, and are also very popular with locals in the downtown Boulder area. The Boulder Creek Path is another popular item, where families can picnic and relax together.
One sign that the downtown revitalization has gone quite well is the number of events and activities that occur regularly in the heart of the city. From the Fall Festival to the Munchkin Masquerade, to the things to enjoy on the river, the evidence of a happier, healthier environment for everyone is all around you. While Boulder was never truly a city given over to desperation, there were certainly signs that things could be better. These have been erased and replaced with services, activities and events that really benefit the local community and visitors to the area.
Much of the work has been done by the Downtown Boulder BID (Business Improvement District), which has worked tirelessly to help bring new life and greater safety and prosperity to the city. For example, you will now find that the downtown area is home to several different summer concert series, from local venues to street musicians. You will also find a wide range of different family-focused events that has drawn residents’ attention back to the downtown area. Finally, you will find that numerous seasonal events like Endless Summer, and the Boulder ArtFair have been initiated and prospered with tremendous support from locals and visitors.
As you can see, the downtown area has grown and prospered. Boulder is a beautiful, happy, friendly place to call home and downtown is the heart of it all.