CU South is a 308 acre property owned by the University of Colorado at the intersection of U.S. 36 and Table Mesa Drive in Boulder, Colorado. The site of a former gravel mine, it is ideally located to serve as a flood detention area for South Boulder Creek. The City of Boulder working collaboratively with CU has proposed using 80+ acres of CU South for flood detention as outlined in its South Boulder Creek flood mitigation plan, Option D. The University of Colorado has shown interest in cooperating with the City of Boulder to implement Option D and is expected to request annexation as part of the negotiation process.
The South Boulder Creek Action Group views annexation as a tool Boulder citizens can use to create much needed certainty at CU South by entering into a legally binding agreement with CU that will determine the future of that property. While it is the South Boulder Creek Action Group’s goal to obtain flood mitigation as part of an annexation agreement, we are also interested in the quality of life issues that affect all Boulder residents. Here are a few of the things we have heard people say they would like to see at CU South:
- Preservation of open space for dog walkers, runners, nordic skiers and other recreational users
- Preservation of environmentally sensitive and wetland areas
- Housing for Faculty and staff
- Student housing (upper level, no freshmen)
- Traffic mitigation
- Height limits
- Input into the design of future structures
Join us in working to increase safety and improve the quality of life for all Boulder residents by lobbying for flood mitigation and a neighborhood-friendly annexation agreement at CU South. Email [email protected] for more information.