Housing, arts space slated to replace Boulder’s 42-year-old Bustop strip club

At the northeastern tip of Boulder, on the lot that’s currently home to the Bustop Gentlemen’s Club, developers intend to knock down the strip club’s building and construct in its place 53 affordable housing units and 3,000 square feet of artist space.

When the Bustop closes, it will mark the end of a four-decade run in north Boulder. It opened in 1976 as a topless bar, though the club today has a full-nude section.

Andy Allison, who has a long record of developing affordable housing in Boulder, closed for $2.8 million on the 1.72-acre parcel in 2016, and has submitted technical documents for the city for review.

The proposed development doesn’t meet the threshold to trigger a review by the Planning Board and City Council; rather, Allison can win approval at the city staff level.

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And it is possible the latest submissions will be approved by early summer, meaning the Bustop could be shuttered in a matter of months as the developers move ahead in their pursuit of building permits and then into their construction phase.

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Source:: The Denver Post

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