WELCOME TO GOOSE CREEK COMMUNITY LAND TRUST
Let’s meet our urgent housing crisis! Let’s prototype a Hopeful, Sustainable Future with an Urban Village at Alpine Balsam.
Write City Council and insist:
City Land at AB provide maximum social and financial return to ALL.
Be a promised “new model”, not a “barbell” city of rich and poor:
Offer significant for sale, permanently affordable, modest sized, middle income units with shared vehicles and affordable offices for local NGO’s etc
Reflect our values of equity sustainability and resilience
Help us develop a positive vision that both meets the natural concerns of some neighbors about the AB project impact AND meaningfully dents our urgent housing crisis. For example, by providing transportation almost entirely with alternative modes and shared vehicles, project-generated auto traffic can be significantly less than traffic when the hospital operated. More info here.
Lessons from the recent April 17, 2019 Housing Dialogue with Jim Leach, Cohousing developer: In the late 1960’s Boulder city planning efforts resisted cookie cutter production home builders and encouraged Jim’s innovations of narrower streets, common green areas and other amenities that brought neighbors together. Despite his insistence that quality design featuring walkable-nature-connected plans with mixed housing sizes would create successful communities, neighborhood opposition was fierce. His many enduringly popular developments through to the recently sold out Washington School Co-housing, demonstrate the broad affection for diverse communities. His “lessons learned” can help us navigate from today’s period of displacement of middle income residents to a housing future demanding a response to the twin crisis of climate-environment and emergency and income inequality.
Let’s follow Boulder’s many other innovations in land use: Open Space, Pearl St Mall, Bike Greenways, Holiday Neighborhood.-NOT halfheartedly! We didn’t plan to develop an open space oasis around HALF of the City!
To ensure our land widely benefits generations of today and tomorrow, we will create, preserve and advocate for housing that is permanently attainable for a diversity of income levels.
BOULDER LAND USE POLICIES INHIBIT DIVERSITY