for providing the “sparkling” design that integrates affordable housing, commercial and retail space, open space and parks, and energy efficiency.
In September, Boulder’s city planning board approved a new modern urban village, said to be the first of its kind in the county. S*PARK, short for Sutherland Park—because it’s on the site of the former Sutherlands Lumber Company—will be a mixed-use community with 20 buildings totaling more than 540,000 square feet spread over 7 acres.
S*PARK will include a community-oriented nonprofit space that will be the home of Community Cycles and 32 affordable rental flats; a commercial building with retail, commercial, office and restaurant spaces; and 12 mixed-residential buildings with both market-rate and affordable townhouses.
The neighborhood is committed to being Colorado’s first LEED-Neighborhood-Development Platinum Neighborhood, and will also boast 120,000 square feet of parks and other open space. Sopher Sparn designed 14 of the site’s 20 structures. Visit www.sophersparn.com.