The entrepreneurs behind the Boulder Food Park won a waiver that allows food trucks stationed in the food park to be within 150 feet of a brick-and-mortar restaurant. The city council unanimously approved an ordinance that would exempt food trucks from the usual 150-foot buffer-zone rule. There is a restaurant within 150 feet of the planned park, but, according to the DailyCamera, management of that restaurant doesn’t have a problem with the food park being there. This is just one of the many steps the Boulder Food Park has taken, and will continue to take, on a long road to opening.
The Boulder Food Park was funded in September of 2014 on Kickstarter. According to The Denver Post, the entrepreneurs behind the project’s first attempt failed due to zoning issues and building regulations. That site, located off East Peal Parkway, was a redeveloped industrial site. The new site, located at 2775 Valmont Road, north of the University of Colorado-Boulder’s campus, is proving to be a much more viable option. The next step for the Boulder Food Park is to apply for a tavern license with outdoor seating. This, too, will need to be approved by the city.