The City of Boulder Planning Board approved the James Shared Use project last Thursday night 6-1. It was a momentous night after 14 months of hard work collaborating with our client Element Properties to create a true integration of community and design: where both support each other. The Board was very positive about the design and aspects of the project that will inject real diversity in to the downtown. Interestingly some on the board felt a more contemporary architectural approach was warranted given the location in opposition to the more historicist interpretation that the Boulder Design Advisory Board was championing. That will be on on-going discussion.