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The Pro-RURAL Alliance Logo, Website, and What’s on the Rural Radar

April 2024

We're excited about our new Pro-RURAL Alliance logo, and it makes us feel that much closer to being truly launched! We're grateful to Linda Parks, The ParksGroup, for volunteering her talents and creating this logo.  

Linda is also helping us with the website, which we hope to unveil soon. If you have any thoughts on what you'd like to see on the website or want to help develop content, please let us know. 

Does anyone have any great high-resolution photos that convey "rural/unincorporated/recreational/agricultural Boulder County”?  If so, please email them!

Join the Pro-RURAL Alliance Team

Thank you and a big "shout-out" to all of you who have already stepped forward. We are slowly building our team of volunteers and could use more help. Are you a wiz with social media/communications? Can you dive into research? Do you like to write?  

Share This Page. Help us Grow!

Finally, we need your help to grow our group! Feel free to share this post with anyone who you think might be interested. If you would like to join our contact list please send us an email


What’s on the Rural Radar in Boulder County?


310-Townhome Development Proposal (8902 Quail Road, Clover Basin/Airport Road area)

An 18-acre parcel of unincorporated County land (zoned agricultural) is proposed for annexation into the City of Longmont. The developer's proposal seeks approval for 310 townhomes on the property. The issue was discussed at last week's City Council meeting. The parcel is in the midst of residential single-family homes, and the neighborhood is in the process of organizing. See the following articles:

Longmont Times-Call (possibly has a paywall)


355 Apartments & Mixed-Use Development (11386 East Rogers Road):

In January, the City of Longmont annexed ~9 acres of unincorporated land near the sugar plant, and it is slated for development into 355 apartments and mixed-use employment. See the following articles:

Here is another useful link to the Longmont Buildout for tracking developments in Longmont. 

City/Tribal Concept Plan for Fort Chambers Open Space property (63rd Street, south of Jay Road)

We thought you'd be interested in this concept stewardship plan for open space land of historical and tribal significance. The City of Boulder worked closely with the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes, the Arapaho Tribe, and the Cheyenne Tribe to develop the plan. Plan elements include ecological restoration, a healing trail, farmstead improvements, and visitor access. Public input on the plan is solicited (survey due date April 14). See the link below to learn about the plan and take the survey. 

Tennis Complex Application (79th and Lookout Road, SU-23-0016

As noted in our March email update, the application is currently tabled. Significant concerns were expressed by community members as well as Boulder County planning staff. Here is a recent Daily Camera article on this application (possibly has a paywall). Continue to check the opposition website for updates. Since the application has been tabled but not withdrawn, the website, petition, and letter writing links will remain active.

Kanemoto Conservation Easement Conditional Termination/Possible 400+ unit Subdivision Development (Airport Road/Diagonal Hwy, Longmont) 

An opposition group has filed a lawsuit against the County's 2023 decision for "conditional" termination of the Kanemoto conservation easement (termination is conditional on annexation by the City of Longmont). In late February, the District Court Judge denied Boulder County's Motion to Dismiss the lawsuit, and ruled that the opposition group's lawsuit can proceed. 

More information can be found in the "Updates" section of the KARES (Keep Airport Road Environmental and Safe) website. The community's help with petition signing, letter writing, and donations for the legal fund are actively being sought.


Do you know of any issues that should be on our radar? If so, please send us an email

Thanks again for your support, and let's work to preserve rural Boulder County.


Chris Ennis and Karen Mandery

Co-founders, Pro-RURAL Alliance



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