Broomfield Town Square Concept (Civic Center Development)

This page pertains specifically to the conceptual plan submitted to the City and County of Broomfield for the proposed Broomfield Town Square (Civic Center) development. If you'd like more information on the overall project please click here.

Location: Generally adjacent to 1st Avenue, east of Main Street and west of Spader Way.

Project Type: Concept Review

Project Description: The concept application is for a master-planned town square (civic center) development for the City and County of Broomfield. The concept packet provides a conceptual site design along with a series of proposed urban design guidelines, open space / public space guidelines, and architectural guidelines for the development. This page includes information specific to the conceptual review plans.

The Broomfield Town Square (Civic Center Development) development team utilized a process dubbed "custom crafting" to engage a diverse group of Broomfield residents, business owners, and other stakeholders to elicit the needs, desires, and preferences of the community for the project. This was achieved through a series of focus group meetings. The focus groups were held in a series of sessions, each focusing on important aspects of the project. The following is a summary of the results:

Session 1:
Community Principles (in order of priority)
Session 2:
Food & Beverage/Retail
Session 3:
Design Principles (in order of priority)

  1. Vibrant community gathering place - the traditional town square
  2. A place to linger and stroll for everyone
  3. Provide unmet needs for retail/restaurant uses, with a mandate for locally owned establishments
  4. Prioritize the pedestrian experience first
  5. Is intuitively identifiable as Broomfield's heart and social center
  6. Is developed using sustainable principles
  7. Create quality public parks, plazas, and places to gather; especially places that are safe for children
  8. Has a calm traffic flow
  9. Includes a balance of uses - retail, residential, and commercial
  10. Incorporates public art
  11. High quality design and materiality

Food & Beverage

  1. Local coffee house
  2. Chef-driven restaurant
  3. European-style beer garden
  4. Colorado micro-brewery
  5. Local breakfast restaurant
  6. Gourmet deli
  7. Ice cream shop
  8. Wine bar
  9. Farm-to-table restaurant
  10. Pastry/bakery shop

Retail

  1. Art gallery
  2. Home decor & gifts/cards
  3. Local boutiques
  4. Plant and flowers

Commercial

  1. Collaborative workspace
  2. Creative shop space/studios
  3. Office space
  4. Educational space

Residential

  1. For rent, urban/loft-style apartments
  2. For sale townhomes or row homes
  3. 55+ independent living, for rent apartments

  1. Iconic overall design, with qualities and characteristics that make it instantly recognizable as Broomfield. Buildings to have interesting, original, and distinctive architecture and design
  2. Provides an array of thoughtfully designed public spaces, especially gathering places: plazas, sidewalks, paths, gardens, play areas, etc. all designed to both draw in the community and connect the project to the rest of the City
  3. Offer a superb pedestrian experience - a place to stroll, to linger, to participate in civic life
  4. Includes many places to eat and drink, especially outside
  5. Creative use of enduring, high-quality materials with an expectation of long-term sustainability.
  6. Density levels sufficient to create the vibrancy and ambiance of a downtown or main street environment
  7. Interactive public art integrated into all aspects of the design
  8. Multiple venues for events
  9. Landscaping design and materials of exceptional quality
  10. Pedestrian-oriented, creative signage of high design and quality - no internal illumination


A brief summary of some of the key elements of the proposed development is provided below. To view the full submittal please download the concept review packet within the document library.


The conceptual master plan includes a large new lake and four new buildings in addition to the existing structures in the project area (Library, North Metro Fire Headquarters, and the old Safeway building planned as the future market hall). These new buildings and the new lake will be located north of 1st Avenue and east of Main Street,

The four new buildings are currently proposed to contain a cumulative 483 residential units and 32,641 square feet for commercial uses. The future market hall will add an estimated 49,163 square feet of additional commercial square footage.

The land use diagram is color-coded. The yellow-colored building represents the proposed 12 townhomes. The multi-family and mixed-use buildings are depicted as orange.

The age-targeted building is located directly to the east of the townhomes and is proposed to contain 161 age-restricted dwelling units. The mixed-use residential building to the south of the townhomes and the age-targeted building is proposed to include 97 residential units and 12,283 square feet of commercial area.

The largest mixed-use residential building is proposed to be located to the south of the library. This mixed-use building is proposed to include 213 residential units and 20,358 square feet of commercial area.

The proposed mixture of apartments, age-restricted units, and townhomes are consistent with the residential desires identified during the focus sessions.



A key element of the focus sessions was the desire for stakeholders to see an area developed which included a density and mixture of uses that would enable the creation of a vibrant downtown or main street area. In an effort to help achieve that downtown feel, the proposed master plan outlines a higher density mixed-use development.

The conceptual design envisions the townhomes adjacent to Main Street being 2-3 stories in height (light blue in the image to the left) while the two mixed-use and the age-restricted buildings being 5 stories in height (colored teal in the image to the left).







The conceptual site design has incorporated a number of public spaces and open spaces into its overall site design. These include the addition of the new large lake, a large public plaza with two promenades connecting to a series of proposed parks and sidewalks. The inclusion of pedestrian-oriented elements provides residents with places to gather and opportunities to "linger and stroll" thorough the proposed development. The image to the left provides an overview of these proposed public spaces.









This image provides an overview of the existing and proposed pedestrian network within the Broomfield Town Square (Civic Center) development. This pedestrian network includes regional trails, plazas and promenades, sidewalks, parks, and open spaces.




This page pertains specifically to the conceptual plan submitted to the City and County of Broomfield for the proposed Broomfield Town Square (Civic Center) development. If you'd like more information on the overall project please click here.

Location: Generally adjacent to 1st Avenue, east of Main Street and west of Spader Way.

Project Type: Concept Review

Project Description: The concept application is for a master-planned town square (civic center) development for the City and County of Broomfield. The concept packet provides a conceptual site design along with a series of proposed urban design guidelines, open space / public space guidelines, and architectural guidelines for the development. This page includes information specific to the conceptual review plans.

The Broomfield Town Square (Civic Center Development) development team utilized a process dubbed "custom crafting" to engage a diverse group of Broomfield residents, business owners, and other stakeholders to elicit the needs, desires, and preferences of the community for the project. This was achieved through a series of focus group meetings. The focus groups were held in a series of sessions, each focusing on important aspects of the project. The following is a summary of the results:

Session 1:
Community Principles (in order of priority)
Session 2:
Food & Beverage/Retail
Session 3:
Design Principles (in order of priority)

  1. Vibrant community gathering place - the traditional town square
  2. A place to linger and stroll for everyone
  3. Provide unmet needs for retail/restaurant uses, with a mandate for locally owned establishments
  4. Prioritize the pedestrian experience first
  5. Is intuitively identifiable as Broomfield's heart and social center
  6. Is developed using sustainable principles
  7. Create quality public parks, plazas, and places to gather; especially places that are safe for children
  8. Has a calm traffic flow
  9. Includes a balance of uses - retail, residential, and commercial
  10. Incorporates public art
  11. High quality design and materiality

Food & Beverage

  1. Local coffee house
  2. Chef-driven restaurant
  3. European-style beer garden
  4. Colorado micro-brewery
  5. Local breakfast restaurant
  6. Gourmet deli
  7. Ice cream shop
  8. Wine bar
  9. Farm-to-table restaurant
  10. Pastry/bakery shop

Retail

  1. Art gallery
  2. Home decor & gifts/cards
  3. Local boutiques
  4. Plant and flowers

Commercial

  1. Collaborative workspace
  2. Creative shop space/studios
  3. Office space
  4. Educational space

Residential

  1. For rent, urban/loft-style apartments
  2. For sale townhomes or row homes
  3. 55+ independent living, for rent apartments

  1. Iconic overall design, with qualities and characteristics that make it instantly recognizable as Broomfield. Buildings to have interesting, original, and distinctive architecture and design
  2. Provides an array of thoughtfully designed public spaces, especially gathering places: plazas, sidewalks, paths, gardens, play areas, etc. all designed to both draw in the community and connect the project to the rest of the City
  3. Offer a superb pedestrian experience - a place to stroll, to linger, to participate in civic life
  4. Includes many places to eat and drink, especially outside
  5. Creative use of enduring, high-quality materials with an expectation of long-term sustainability.
  6. Density levels sufficient to create the vibrancy and ambiance of a downtown or main street environment
  7. Interactive public art integrated into all aspects of the design
  8. Multiple venues for events
  9. Landscaping design and materials of exceptional quality
  10. Pedestrian-oriented, creative signage of high design and quality - no internal illumination


A brief summary of some of the key elements of the proposed development is provided below. To view the full submittal please download the concept review packet within the document library.


The conceptual master plan includes a large new lake and four new buildings in addition to the existing structures in the project area (Library, North Metro Fire Headquarters, and the old Safeway building planned as the future market hall). These new buildings and the new lake will be located north of 1st Avenue and east of Main Street,

The four new buildings are currently proposed to contain a cumulative 483 residential units and 32,641 square feet for commercial uses. The future market hall will add an estimated 49,163 square feet of additional commercial square footage.

The land use diagram is color-coded. The yellow-colored building represents the proposed 12 townhomes. The multi-family and mixed-use buildings are depicted as orange.

The age-targeted building is located directly to the east of the townhomes and is proposed to contain 161 age-restricted dwelling units. The mixed-use residential building to the south of the townhomes and the age-targeted building is proposed to include 97 residential units and 12,283 square feet of commercial area.

The largest mixed-use residential building is proposed to be located to the south of the library. This mixed-use building is proposed to include 213 residential units and 20,358 square feet of commercial area.

The proposed mixture of apartments, age-restricted units, and townhomes are consistent with the residential desires identified during the focus sessions.



A key element of the focus sessions was the desire for stakeholders to see an area developed which included a density and mixture of uses that would enable the creation of a vibrant downtown or main street area. In an effort to help achieve that downtown feel, the proposed master plan outlines a higher density mixed-use development.

The conceptual design envisions the townhomes adjacent to Main Street being 2-3 stories in height (light blue in the image to the left) while the two mixed-use and the age-restricted buildings being 5 stories in height (colored teal in the image to the left).







The conceptual site design has incorporated a number of public spaces and open spaces into its overall site design. These include the addition of the new large lake, a large public plaza with two promenades connecting to a series of proposed parks and sidewalks. The inclusion of pedestrian-oriented elements provides residents with places to gather and opportunities to "linger and stroll" thorough the proposed development. The image to the left provides an overview of these proposed public spaces.









This image provides an overview of the existing and proposed pedestrian network within the Broomfield Town Square (Civic Center) development. This pedestrian network includes regional trails, plazas and promenades, sidewalks, parks, and open spaces.




Discussions: All (1) Open (1)