Civic Center Development

The overall theme of the project is to create a mixed use activity center that will attract local residents to its locally owned or otherwise desirable eateries and retail outlets, professional offices and residential opportunities. The park-like setting for the project provides a unique offering of attractions for visitors to the area that complement the land uses and contribute to the vibrancy, economic vitality, and local character of the area. The overall Civic Center Master Plan suggests a neighborhood reflecting the values and expectations of Broomfield.


Based on community input and focus groups, the plans generally propose:

  • A substantially enlarged Community Park Pond wrapping around the Library and Auditorium towards First Avenue,
  • Extensive plaza and walking areas including outdoor dining, entertainment areas, and public art,
  • Approximately 50,000 square feet of retail and restaurant uses, a 100 room inn, 22 row-houses,
  • Approximately 365 dwelling units including opportunities for affordable housing,
  • A re-purposing of the Safeway building into 25,000 square feet of retail area, 15,000 square feet of co-working space, 10,000 square feet of community space and 10,000 square feet of common area.


The overall theme of the project is to create a mixed use activity center that will attract local residents to its locally owned or otherwise desirable eateries and retail outlets, professional offices and residential opportunities. The park-like setting for the project provides a unique offering of attractions for visitors to the area that complement the land uses and contribute to the vibrancy, economic vitality, and local character of the area. The overall Civic Center Master Plan suggests a neighborhood reflecting the values and expectations of Broomfield.


Based on community input and focus groups, the plans generally propose:

  • A substantially enlarged Community Park Pond wrapping around the Library and Auditorium towards First Avenue,
  • Extensive plaza and walking areas including outdoor dining, entertainment areas, and public art,
  • Approximately 50,000 square feet of retail and restaurant uses, a 100 room inn, 22 row-houses,
  • Approximately 365 dwelling units including opportunities for affordable housing,
  • A re-purposing of the Safeway building into 25,000 square feet of retail area, 15,000 square feet of co-working space, 10,000 square feet of community space and 10,000 square feet of common area.


  • Civic Center Update - Nov. 14, 2019

    6 days ago
    At Tuesday’s City Council Meeting, councilmembers approved and authorized the execution of a Redevelopment and Reimbursement Agreement with Broomfield Town Square Alliance LLC, in connection with the Civic Center Project (view the memo).

    The Redevelopment and Reimbursement Agreement addresses generally, the sharing of revenues generated from within the property by Broomfield and BURA with the developer, the character of development to occur, management of the project, affordable housing, the conveyance of property to the developer and the extent of public improvements.

    A timeline for the overall project may be viewed here.

    The preparation of zoning documents has...

    At Tuesday’s City Council Meeting, councilmembers approved and authorized the execution of a Redevelopment and Reimbursement Agreement with Broomfield Town Square Alliance LLC, in connection with the Civic Center Project (view the memo).

    The Redevelopment and Reimbursement Agreement addresses generally, the sharing of revenues generated from within the property by Broomfield and BURA with the developer, the character of development to occur, management of the project, affordable housing, the conveyance of property to the developer and the extent of public improvements.

    A timeline for the overall project may be viewed here.

    The preparation of zoning documents has begun. They are expected to be submitted to the City and County in early 2020, and are tentatively scheduled to be presented to the City Council for its consideration in late spring of 2020.

    Additional actions regarding this project that will be presented to the City Council over the next six-months include consideration of the formation/reformation of an urban renewal district, an urban renewal plan, a cooperation agreement among BURA and the City and County, formation of a business improvement district and a metropolitan district service plan.

    The BURA approved Resolution No. 2019-249-UR, on October 28, 2019, approving the proposed Agreement.

    Completion of the Civic Center is called for in the 2016 Comprehensive Plan and has been an ongoing priority of the City Council.

    Based on community input and focus groups, the plans generally propose:
    • A substantially enlarged Community Park Pond wrapping around the Library and Auditorium towards First Avenue;
    • Extensive plaza and walking areas including outdoor dining, entertainment areas, and public art;
    • Approximately 50,000 square feet of retail and restaurant uses, a 100 room inn, 22 row-houses;
    • Approximately 365 dwelling units including opportunities for affordable housing;
    • A re-purposing of the Safeway building into 25,000 square feet of retail area, 15,000 square feet of co-working space, 10,000 square feet of community space and 10,000 square feet of common area.

  • Civic Center Update - April 23, 2019

    7 months ago
    Read the April 23, 2019 council memo here.

    Update summary - With the cost and revenue estimates and financial model, the development partners have been meeting with City staff on a regular basis. The meetings are now occurring on a semi-weekly basis. The meetings are to negotiate a development agreement for the Civic Center. These discussions include the formation of a new urban renewal district, and formation of a metropolitan district and likely a business improvement district, all of which are necessary to address the financial gap. Staff will be requesting in May, approval of a pre-development agreement with...

    Read the April 23, 2019 council memo here.

    Update summary - With the cost and revenue estimates and financial model, the development partners have been meeting with City staff on a regular basis. The meetings are now occurring on a semi-weekly basis. The meetings are to negotiate a development agreement for the Civic Center. These discussions include the formation of a new urban renewal district, and formation of a metropolitan district and likely a business improvement district, all of which are necessary to address the financial gap. Staff will be requesting in May, approval of a pre-development agreement with the development partners that will obligate Broomfield to provide $400,000 for additional civil engineering and design services. These additional services will allow for refinement of cost estimates, enhancing confidence for all parties on the financial risks involved.

    A timeline for the overall project may be viewed here.

    At the conclusion of the steps outlined in the MOU, it is expected that a development agreement will be drafted and considered by the parties with firm commitments for the project plan, financing plan, timeline, and final product in October of this year. Discussion on zoning strategies are also underway and preparation of zoning documents will commence shortly.
  • Civic Center Creative Consortium Meeting

    about 1 year ago

    You're invited to the Civic Center Creative Consortium meeting on Saturday, October 27 from 9-11 a.m at the Broomfield Auditorium (3 Community Park Road).

    This meeting is hosted by the Turnpike Arts District. Participants will be encouraged help imagine, innovate and establish the future of the arts in relation to the proposed Civic Center project.

    You're invited to the Civic Center Creative Consortium meeting on Saturday, October 27 from 9-11 a.m at the Broomfield Auditorium (3 Community Park Road).

    This meeting is hosted by the Turnpike Arts District. Participants will be encouraged help imagine, innovate and establish the future of the arts in relation to the proposed Civic Center project.

  • Civic Center Project Negotiations

    about 1 year ago

    In November, the City and County of Broomfield will negotiate business terms with our development partners, Urban Neighborhoods and City Street Ventures who have agreements with Milender White to be the general contractor and Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck for legal representation. After that, the City and County of Broomfield will develop a financing plan, complete the zoning process and further agreements with development partners, commence construction and continue to involve and inform residents on progress.

    In November, the City and County of Broomfield will negotiate business terms with our development partners, Urban Neighborhoods and City Street Ventures who have agreements with Milender White to be the general contractor and Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck for legal representation. After that, the City and County of Broomfield will develop a financing plan, complete the zoning process and further agreements with development partners, commence construction and continue to involve and inform residents on progress.