Boulder and the Colorado Chautauqua Association are starting to develop a sustainability and resilience strategy for the iconic open space property at the city’s southwest gateway.

The first step involves identifying what effects of climate change the Chautauqua site is most vulnerable to, a city news release stated, including anticipated impacts to the landscape, buildings and infrastructure caused by changes in heat, drought and rain.

A consultant, Resilient Analytics, has been hired to assist in making recommendations for the strategy.

Community members are invited to attend an open house from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Community House at Chautauqua, 900 Baseline Road, in the Grand Assembly room. Another open house is being held after the start of the Yom Kippur Jewish holiday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Brenton Building, 1136 Alpine St.

City and association staff will be present to provide information on the project, and community members will be able to ask questions and share thoughts about sustainability and resiliency at Chautauqua, and can also learn about other projects there, including the city’s current playground enhancement planning process.

The final strategy is scheduled to be completed spring 2020, the release stated.

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