19th Street Pedestrian Bridge

The 19th Street pedestrian bridge and pathway will link Main Campus and neighborhoods north of Boulder Creek.The project was approved by the CU Board of Regents, with 80 percent of the cost being covered by the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) using Federal Transportation Improvement Project funds. The new bridge will replace a historic connection that was washed away by the 2013 flood and provide significant connectivity and ADA accessibility improvements for people living in the areas north of Boulder Creek (Athens Court, Faculty Court, etc.).


Construction start date: February 2020
Anticipated completion date: December 2020
Approved budget:

$6 million - 80% of this cost is being covered by the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) using Federal Transportation Improvement Project funds.

Business-Engineering expansion

The project is a building addition that will physically connect CU Boulder’s Engineering Center, housing the College of Engineering and Applied Science, to the Koelbel Building, housing the Leeds School of Business, and spark new ways to think about higher education. The project includes nearly 30,000 gross square feet of renovation of existing space and construction of 45,000 gross square feet of new space, totaling more than 74,000 gross square feet for the project. The addition will include an innovation and entrepreneurship hub where students from any discipline can collaborate with business and engineering students, faculty and local business leaders, as well as four technologically-enabled, active-learning classrooms to foster collaborative teamwork and experiential learning. Other major proposed features of the project include a 200-seat auditorium. A reorganization of William M. White business library, meanwhile, will enhance services and provide more efficient student study space.

Construction start date: Spring 2019
Anticipated move-in: Fall 2020
Approved Budget: $45 million
Gross square-footage: 74,000

Imig Music Building addition

Proposed expansion plans will dramatically change the exterior of Imig Music, providing a beautiful new gathering place for students, faculty and music lovers with sweeping views of the iconic Flatirons. Brand new rehearsal and recital facilities will provide students and faculty with the spaces they need to pursue excellence in performance settings. New classrooms and a state-of-the-art recording studio, along with dedicated suites for the Entrepreneurship Center for Music and Musicians' Wellness Program, will help expand the definition of artistry for students, faculty and alumni. The new addition will also include a new dance studio and theatre classroom for the Theatre and Dance program to replace the spaces they are currently using in the Carlson building.

Construction start date: January 2019
Anticipated move-in: Summer 2020
Approved Budget: $57 million
Gross square-footage: 64,000

Fleming tower renovation

The project is a renovation of the west tower of the Fleming Building and also includes critical building system upgrades to the central portion of the building, including HVAC and data systems. When finished, the west tower will provide office swing space to accommodate other major renovation projects around campus.

Construction start date:

January 2019
Anticipated move-in: Early 2020
Approved budget: $13.7 million
Assignable square-footage: ~20,000