8th and Pearl Mixed-Use

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Location: Boulder, CO. Downtown

This challenging mixed-use project is located at Eighth and Pearl Streets, three blocks to the west of Boulder’s Downtown Mall. Retail uses on the ground floor provided new homes for four local businesses including a bakery/café. Offices, including Wolff Lyon Architects’ home, are located on the second floor. There are five residential townhomes with front porches and small gardens. Landscaped upper and lower terraces provide the internal circulation to each suite. Forty parking spaces are cleverly hidden on-site with many of them located in a garage built into the hill. Roof-top terraces provide spectacular views of the Flatirons. Designed to respond to Boulder’s historic platting of 25-foot-wide lots, there are subtle changes in brick color and building articulation, which help the new structure fit into the existing neighborhood. The building is one of the first to be built in Boulder’s Business Main Street zoning district which Wolff Lyon helped craft with the city planners. Finally, this mixed-use project provides a transition from the commercial character of Pearl Street to the traditional development patterns of the historic Mapleton Hill district.

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Transect Zone(s): T4 general.
Status: Complete
Project or Plan's Scale: Building
Features: Live/work, Mixed uses.
Land area (in acres): 1
Total built area (in sq. ft.):
Total project cost (in local currency):
Retail area (in sq. ft.): 5076
Office area (in sq. ft.): 6836
Industrial area (in sq. ft.):
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Number of residential units (include live/work): 5
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Residential types: Townhouse/rowhouse/maisonette.
Project team designers: Wolff Lyon Architects
Project team developers: Wolff Lyon Architects

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