Boulder Community Hospital Campus | City of Boulder

download (2).png

1100 Balsam Ave | Boulder, CO

8.8 Acres

355,000 SF

4 Buildings

Policy Recommendation

Financial and Cost Analysis

Affinities Analysis

Stakeholder Outreach

Since 2015, Trestle has been conducting a series of studies and facility planning efforts on the former Boulder Community Hospital (BCH). Trestle conducted a preliminary redevelopment cost estimate and facility use study which provided the information the the City of Boulder required to purchase the 8.8 acre former hospital property in 2015, including several buildings and parking structure. Trestle is currently conducting a re-use and rehabilitation versus demolition and reconstruction analysis of the property. By identifying key opportunities, benefits, and challenges of both scenarios, Trestle aims to guide the City in evaluating options for future redevelop- ment of the site.

Trestle is also assisted the City design and implement a community storytelling and public engagement program for the BCH campus (Alpine-Balsam). Trestle and the City opened an onsite public engagement space where community members have the opportunity to share their stories, experiences, and memories of the iconic facility, as well as learn about this multi-year community project. This interactive space provided a platform to engage with the community and guide future visioning and planning efforts for the long term redevelopment of the site.

Finally, Trestle assisted in the envisioning of the BCH campus and future city facilities with Mithun. By acting as a long-term partner in the investigation, design process, and eventual redevelopment of the entire site, Trestle helped establish an additional community asset at the former BCH Campus. As part of a larger consultant team, Trestle worked with the City to develop a vision and guiding principles for the redevelopment.  


City Begins New Stage of Public Outreach, Planning for Alpine-Balsam Project - City of Boulder, July 15, 2016