Better Boulder often has the opportunity to review development proposals. When reviewing projects, we have a 6-category review template with specific criteria and a scoring metric. These criteria are how we will review projects moving forward.
Each category is given a score from 1-5. The average for a Boulder project is a 3, with scores higher than a 3 being better than average. Since not all categories are applicable to every project (for example, residential or commercial only projects), the score is then normalized into a final grade ranging from 1-100. A 50 is an average Boulder project. Better Boulder will endorse projects only if they have scores higher than average.
As examples, some of the gold standards in Boulder score well on this scale:
Holiday grades out in the mid 80s and Steel Yards in the mid 90s. More recently, projects such as S*Park and Commons score in the high 90s and close to 100, respectively.