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  • Writer's pictureZachary Epps

Boulder To Buy Historic Poor Farm Property

Boulder City Council is poised to buy the 110-acre Poor Farm property east of town adjacent to 63rd Street.

If this goes through, the property will become part of the city’s Open Space and Mountain Parks division which already includes over 45,000 acres of land.

You can spot a key feature of the property along 63rd and just east of the Boulder Municipal Airport runway by the Queen Anne Victorian style home.

The city has wanted to add this property to it’s collection for a while, and there’s not just a single building on it, but many other features which make it attractive to purchase, even at the hefty price of over $5 million.

Several features make this a great acquisition for OSMP.

About a third of the property is used for livestock grazing, it also includes open water, wetlands and some frontage along Boulder Creek.

It also sits in a floodplain so it could be used for flood mitigation and it connects to existing open space property on the east, south and western borders.

One great aspect of this property becoming a part of OSMP property is that it would further connect trails between Gunbarrel and Boulder and maybe even be part of a future trail out to Erie, Colorado.

Zachary Epps, GRI®, ABR®, MCNE®, CLHMS®, SRES®,REALTOR®,

RE/MAX Hall of Fame, RE/MAX Platinum Club

I’d seriously enjoy having the opportunity to talk to you about your plans if you’re moving, or if you know someone who is considering a move, and needs some straight answers.

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