The City of Boulder Parks and Recreation Department has opened the process to receive proposals to select a lessee for the landmarked Harbeck-Bergheim House, located at 1206 Euclid Ave.

Proposals must be submitted through the competitively selected listing agent, The Colorado Group. A listing agent was chosen to support the city with the leasing process by applying industry-standard methods for a lease listing, marketing, proposal evaluation recommendations and contract negotiation with the understanding of the unique needs and community interest for this house. They will support the Parks and Recreation Department with proposal evaluation recommendations as the city decides a lessee.

The city conducted a year-long public engagement process which resulted in the offer of the house for lease. In the process, the community defined a set of values that will help determine how the proposals are evaluated. In addition to the community values, key themes from the Boulder Parks and Recreation Master Plan will be referenced for evaluation.

The listing requests that prospective proposals consider the following community values:

  • Interior Preservation: The house was designated as a local landmark in 1980, which protects the integrity of the exterior of the property; however, the community has expressed a high level of interest in interior preservation.
  •  Neighborhood Compatibility: The use of the house should be compatible with the surrounding neighborhood, including considerations around parking, foot and car traffic expected, noise, hours of operation, number of occupants. The property includes 12 off-street parking spaces.
  • Public Access: The unique nature of the interior and preservation through the years is an important asset to the community. Interior preservation is valued with at least limited access for the community to experience the asset as well.
  • Community Benefit: The house provides a unique benefit to the community with the ability for a below market value lease in exchange for an organization that can provide a service to a wide range of community members with consideration for underserved populations and equitable access to resources.
  • Community Use: The community has expressed a desire for public use of the space in reference to meeting space or small events. This use can be a fee-based space to offset overhead costs to the tenant. Considerations for limited ADA accessibility must be considered.

The Colorado Group will host an Open House to view the property Sept. 18, 2019, from 4 to 6 p.m. Those interested in submitting a proposal to lease the property are invited to attend this real estate-style event and view the inside of the house. City staff will not be present to answer overall project questions.

Proposals must be submitted through The Colorado Group and received by Friday, Nov. 1, 2019. Interested parties can access the application link at A response from the listing agent and the city will be received by Nov. 15, 2018. The property will be available for possession on January 1, 2020.

The property listing brochure is available at To read more about the Harbeck-Bergheim House, please visit For more information about the Harbeck-Bergheim project, please contact Tina Briggs, Parks Planner, at [email protected] or 303-413-7291. 

Published: Sept. 5, 2019

Media Contacts:

Denise White, Parks and Recreation, 303-413-7258
Bryan Rachal, Deputy Director of Communication, 303-441-3155 

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