A recent Daily Camera article (‘Boulder’s Chautauqua looks ahead to 2020’, 1/28/11) called attention to the parking and other overuse-related problems at Chautauqua. Given the overcrowding, and its mission of ‘Ensuring Chautauqua’s Sustainable Future,’ it’s baffling that the Colorado Chautauqua Association (CCA) is planning a 7,000 square foot (!) conference center next to the Chautauqua Auditorium. (Source: CCA’s 2020 plan at http://tinyurl.com/65u24zf). (For comparison, a typical single-family house is about 2,000 ft2).
If you question whether Chautauqua is the right place for a conference center, prefer a picnic shelter to a large new building, or wonder where those 200+ conference attendees are going to park – contact a City Council member, attend a public hearing, or let CCA know your concerns.