Historic Boulder is excited that conversations are continuing about creating a Public Market to supplement the wildly-popular Farmers’ Market. The Atrium Building, which has anchored the corner of Canyon Boulevard and 13th Street for nearly 50 years, would be the perfect location.
We believe repurposing the Atrium Building embodies key Boulder values: promoting the economy and sustainability of recycling an existing structure; the merging of old and new producing dynamic urban design; and the use of the Atrium Building as a first phase of a long-term Public Market development testing the utilization, financing and governing of this ambitious project.
The Atrium Building was included as one of 66 important modern buildings in the city’s Survey of Boulder Modern Architecture, and was singled out as “one of the finest modern buildings in the city.” Its architect, Hobart Wagener, is “one of the acknowledged masters of Boulder’s mid-century modern architecture.”
You can join the conversation. This summer, the Public Market team will be out periodically during the Wednesday evening or Saturday morning Farmers’ Markets to hear from the community about what they think “Boulder’s version” of a public market could look like. Feedback will be presented to City Council for direction in November. Click below to complete the survey and add your voice to the conversation.