The 15th & Pearl mixed-Use Facility provides much-needed parking and retail space on Boulder’s Pearl Street Mall.
City of Boulder
Congress for New Urbanism Charter Award
Best Project, Masonry Construction Magazine's Project of the Year Awards
AIA Best Commercial Building
With the popularity of retail and office space in downtown Boulder, parking is increasingly difficult to provide. In addition, property owners living there are often frustrated by downtown visitors who use neighborhood streets for parking. In 1997, the Boulder Central Area General Improvement District voted to finance a new parking structure at 15th and Pearl Streets, at the end of the popular Pearl Street Mall. Due to its proximity to the historic storefronts along Pearl Street, the structure’s three facades facing public streets needed to be integrated with existing retail and office buildings.
With its highly detailed brick work, the structure not only fits contextually, but also welcomes downtown visitors with convenient parking. The post-tensioned concrete garage holds approximately 700 cars on eight levels, two below grade. The mixed-use component includes 7,500 sf of retail on the first floor and 7,500 sf of City office space on the second floor. The garage features open stair towers and a glass-enclosed elevator.